MIT - Philips Lighting Grand Challenge

The MIT Center for Advanced Urbanism is very pleased to announce the MIT-Philips Lighting Grand Challenge on The Future of Lighting and Illumination in Smart Cities, Infrastructure, Public Spaces, Buildings, and Homes.

The Grand Challenge invites MIT Faculty to investigate a new approach or idea, conduct short-term, exploratory research, and seed ideas for longer-term sponsored research. The Grand Challenge is one of several research activities within the overall MIT-Philips Lighting research agenda of Beyond Illumination: Leveraging Connected Lighting Infrastructure with Smart Sensing, Data, and Analytics — projects related to any or all of these topics are encouraged.

Two to three selected research teams will receive funding of up to $100K each for a 5-month period (February 1 - June 30, 2016) and will have the opportunity to work with Philips Lighting researchers to advance their projects. Selected teams may be invited to apply for Philips Lighting research funding to continue work beyond the initial 5-month period. 

Applications are due by 5 pm on Friday, December 4 — please see link for further instructions