Smarter Project Awards

We want to reward innovative ideas that can make the Olympics smarter. Your idea could win up to $10,000 in cash!

  • Smarter Olympics

    Projects in this category should be relevant to making the Olympics smarter with technologies, such as VR, interactive viewing, and smarter Olympic events operations.

  • IoT & Smarter City

    Projects in this category should be relevant to making people's lifestyles or cities more intelligent using technologies such as smart home, the Internet of things (IoT), smarter transportation, and smarter city infrastructure.

  • Environment Monitoring and Protection

    Projects of this category should be relevant to environment detection and protection with new technologies, including projects that help to assist in monitoring and predicting natural disasters.

  • Life Sciences & Healthcare

    Projects in this category should be relevant to making life science and healthcare smarter using technologies like cloud computing, big data, and AI.

Prizes for Smarter Project Awards

  • Most Business Value

    - $10,000 USD in cash.
    - Join Alibaba Cloud Startup Support plan and get
    $10,000 USD Alibaba Cloud Credit.
    - Chance to exhibit at Pyeongchang Winter Olympics from Feb 9, 2018 to Feb 25, 2018.

  • Best Olympic Spirit

    - $3,000 USD in cash.
    - Join Alibaba Cloud Startup Support plan and get
    $10,000 USD Alibaba Cloud Credit.
    - Chance to exhibit at Pyeongchang Winter Olympics from Feb 9, 2018 to Feb 25, 2018.

  • People's Choice

    The top voted project will get:
    - $3,000 USD in Cash.
    - Join Alibaba Cloud Startup Program and get
    $10,000 USD Alibaba Cloud Credit.

    Top 2-11 voted projects will get:
    - Join Alibaba Cloud Startup Program and get
    $5,000 USD Alibaba Cloud credit.

Rules for Smarter Project Awards

  • Most Business Value and Best Olympic Spirit winners will be decided by a panel of judges; People’s Choice winners will be decided by the number of votes. Only projects that are realized can be displayed at The Computing Conference 2017 or the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Alibaba Cloud has the rights to determine which event the projects can be shown.

  • Each project is only eligible for one prize. If your project is awarded Most Business Value or Best Olympic Spirit, your project will not be eligible for People’s Choice. If the project has already received a subsidy from Alibaba Cloud Startup Program, it not eligible for the credit prizes, but still eligible for other prizes.

  • Any fraud and/or abuse under the campaign by you (as determined by the Alibaba Cloud at its sole discretion) may result in forfeiture of your eligibility to the rewards.

Timeline

  • Aug 15 - Dec 31, 2017

    Project nomination and voting.

  • January 1 - 20, 2018

    Voting ends on January 1, 2018. Project evaluation for Most Business Value and Best Olympic Spirit by judges.

  • January 21 - 28, 2018

    The winners for Most Business Value and Best Olympic Spirit will be announced. The 11 winners for People’s Choice will be announced.

  • Feb 9, 2018 - Feb 25, 2018

    Exhibit at Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

Judges for Smarter Project Awards

  • Shawei
    The Main Planning of CACSC (Create@Alibaba Cloud Startup Contest)
  • Meiqi Zhouluo
    Executive Director of Alibaba HongKong Entrepreneur Fund
  • Gerry Pennell OBE
    Chief Information & Technology Officer (CITO) for the IOC
  • Joey Tan
    Head of Global Strategic Initiatives, Alibaba Cloud International
  • Yiting Wang
    Tianchi Competition Owner, Alibaba Senior Expert

TOP Voted Projects

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Duration

Participation period: 15 Aug 2017 – 15 Dec 2017
Announcement of results and winners: 20 Dec 2017
* Due to popular demand, the deadline has been extended.

Steps and Prizes

Vote for your favorite project and share it on Facebook/Twitter/LinkedIn with the hashtag #SmarterProjectAwards and mention Alibaba Cloud to receive $10 Alibaba Cloud credit.

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  • The posts cheering for Most Business Value / Best Olympic Spirit / People's Choice prize winners get $50 Alibaba Cloud credit.
  • The top 2-10 forwarded posts for all social media get $100 Alibaba Cloud credit.
  • The most forwarded post for all social media gets a Samsung GearFit 2.

Note:
- Each person can only vote once per day. You can vote one more time after login.
- The $10 credit can be used only when spending more than $50 worth in Alibaba Cloud products. Each person can only get $10 once. The $50 credit can be used only when spending more than $100 worth in Alibaba Cloud products. The $100 credit can be used only when spending more than $200 worth in Alibaba Cloud products.
- Credit accumulated here cannot be used together with other promotions and campaigns of Alibaba Cloud, and is not suitable for Web Hosting and Domain products;
- Credit will expire after 90 days from received date.

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Share Your Ideas

How can cloud computing or AI help make the Olympics smarter? Share your ideas on social media to win a Smart Training MP3 Player

Duration

Participation period: 15 Aug 2017 – 15 Dec 2017
Announcement of results and winners: 20 Dec 2017
* Due to popular demand, the deadline has been extended.

Steps and Prizes

Share your Smarter Olympics ideas on Facebook/Twitter/LinkedIn (public post) with the hashtag #SmarterOlympics and mention Alibaba Cloud to receive $10 Alibaba Cloud credit.

The top 2-10 liked posts for all social media get $100 Alibaba Cloud credit.

The most liked post for all social media gets a Smart B-Trainer MP3 Player (valued at $350).

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Note:
- The $10 credit can be used only when spending more than $50 worth in Alibaba Cloud products. Each person can only get $10 once.
- The $100 credit can be used only when spending more than $200 worth in Alibaba Cloud products.
- Credit accumulated here cannot be used together with other promotions and campaigns of Alibaba Cloud, and is not suitable for Web Hosting and Domain products;
- Credit will expire after 90 days from received date.
  • Abrar Ahmed‏
    More stats! I'd love to get a dashboard of performance metrics across disciplines! #SmarterOlympics @Alibaba Cloud — Posted on Twitter
  • Kaustuv Ghosh
    Player stats using cloud for database management and AI to make performance predications.#SmarterOlympics @Alibaba Cloud — Posted on Twitter
  • Joyce
    #SmarterOlympics @alibaba_cloud I think the face recognition technology can be used in real-name authentication and entrance security. There are so many audiences, it will be really helpful for the efficiency. — Posted on LinkedIn
  • Candy
    #SmarterOlympics @alibabacloud Cloud Computing and AI can help to improve the Olympic Events operation in lots of aspects, like venue operating, traffic monitoring, environment detection. — Posted on Facebook
  • Wei TONG
    #SmarterOlympics @Alibaba Cloud Aerial photography using drones is a common and fairly straightforward technology. However, real-time video recording and streaming of fast moving objects is complex. This process is resource intensive and requires the use of multiple drones. By using the cloud, image processing and other computations can be centralized onto a virtual server to conserve the resources of the drones. — Posted on LinkedIn

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