Develop unique apps that provide a simpler and more efficient workflow for businesses.
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About the 2021 Teledyne FLIR App Development Challenge
This is a call to mobile app developers worldwide to create compelling mobile apps that use the Teledyne FLIR Mobile SDK and compete for cool prizes. Your mobile apps can now use the power of thermal imaging to give users the Sixth Sense by integrating thermal data, images, and readings from Teledyne FLIR thermal cameras, and select METERLiNK-enabled devices.
How to participate?
Submit your idea
Apply today on the form below with your idea of an app that fits into one of the categories described.
Attend to the Webinar
Participate in our Challenge kickoff webinar in order to understand what this event is all about
Work on your project
Together with FLIR’s team, create a working, native mobile application that uses the Teledyne FLIR Mobile SDK
Participate to win over US$11,000
FLIR thermal cameras and more!
Industrial Condition Monitoring
Mobile applications designed to enable the use of thermal imaging to ensure power keeps flowing, machines keep working, equipment lasts longer helping energy and industrial manufacturing companies avoid breakdowns that can cost thousands of dollars each minute. With a well-executed condition monitoring program, inspectors can find the initial signs of failure in machinery or electrical systems, diagnose it quickly, and complete repairs with minimal interruption (example: App to collect and annotate the temperature of electrical components and suggest actions based on trends).
Electrical Utility Industry
Mobile applications designed to streamline inspection efficiency and employee safety in power generation, transmission and distribution. Regular temperature monitoring using thermal imaging cameras can help diagnose impending failures before they occur – minimizing the cost of repairs, maximizing equipment life, and keeping the power on for customers. Integration into existing CMMS systems is important for utility customers (example: App to help power utilities to maximize uptime and avoid service interruptions).
Building Diagnostics and Energy Efficiency
Mobile applications to help maintain the health of a facility’s envelope or enclosure. Thermal cameras can help inspectors detect issues such as missing or defective insulation, moisture buildup, water infiltration, inefficient HVAC systems and air leaks. Documenting and reporting issues is key for this industry as they deal with insurance companies and other stakeholders (example: App to allow inspectors to collect and easily report issues to owners and insurance companies).
Connected First Responder
Mobile applications that enable first responders as individuals or groups to more effectively, efficiently, and safely do their work. Thermal imaging cameras provide powerful vision through dark environments, fog, and smoke. Situational awareness is a very powerful tool when battling fires, natural disasters, or responding to any type of emergencies (example: App to provide real-time situational awareness to first responders).
An application that doesn’t fit into one of the four main categories but targets professional users and implements thermal imaging in a unique and powerful way to solve a clearly identified problem. Wildcard apps are only eligible for the Grand Prize.
Agenda of the Challenge
Initial Submission Period
September 20th, 2021 (10:00 am Pacific Standard Time) through November 7th, 2021 (11:59 Pacific Standard Time)
Ten finalists will be chosen and notified by November 12th, 2021 (5:00 pm Pacific Standard Time)
November 15th, 2021 (8:00 am Pacific Standard Time) through January 6th, 2022 (5:00 pm Pacific Standard Time)
January 7th, 2022 (5:00 pm Pacific Standard Time)
On or around January 24th, 2022 (2:00 pm Pacific Standard Time).
The Grand Prize winner will receive US$3,000 cash prize and FLIR ONE PRO devices for each team member
The winners of each of the 4 challenges will win One FLIR C5 Thermal Camera plus one FLIR ONE PRO device for each team member
Who can participate?
Participation is allowed to teams and individuals of 18 years of age or older.
Participation is not allowed to residents/ Organizations domiciled in a country where the Italian laws or U.S. laws prohibit or restrict participating or receiving a prize in the Challenge.
Check the full terms and conditions here.
Which countries can participate?
Participation is not allowed to residents/ organizations resident or domiciled in a country where the Italian laws or U.S. laws prohibit or restrict participating or receiving a prize in the Challenge.
Please check the Terms & Conditions for the details.
Will I be notified if selected?
If your idea is selected, you will receive a confirmation email by November 12th, 2021
What if I don’t have a team?
No problem! You can always register as an individual and develop your app by yourself.
was my registration successful?
You will receive a confirmation email upon registration.
For any questions about your registration please contact email@example.com
What are the challenge milestones?
Timing, deadlines, and more information about the 2021 Teledyne FLIR App Development Challenge will be provided if selected.
What about intellectual property?
Participants own the rights to the projects they create but make sure to read the full Terms & Conditions for the details.
Your Submission must: (a) be your (or your team or Organization’s) original work product; (b) be solely owned by you, your team, or your organization with no other person or entity having any right or interest in it; and (c) not violate the intellectual property rights or other rights including but not limited to the copyright, trademark, patent, contract, and/or privacy rights, of any other person or entity. A Participant may contract with a third party for technical assistance to create the Submission provided the Submission components are solely the Participant’s work product and the result of the Participant’s ideas and creativity, and the Participant owns all rights to them. A Participant may submit a Submission that includes the use of open-source software or hardware, provided the Participant complies with applicable open source licenses and, as part of the Submission, creates software that enhances and builds upon the features and functionality included in the underlying open-source product. By entering the Challenge you represent, warrant, and agree that your Submission meets these requirements.
Is it free to participate on this event?
There’s no cost to register. The 2021 Teledyne FLIR App Development Challenge is completely FREE! All you need is to register today RIGHT HERE!
Can I apply with my own idea?
Great news! You can submit an application under the Wildcard category, which has been created for apps that don’t fit into one of the four main categories but targets professional users and implements thermal imaging in a unique and powerful way to solve a clearly identified problem.
How many people can my team have?
There’s not a limit on how many people your team can have.
You can always register as an individual and develop your app by yourself.
Which language will be used?
Your submission materials must be provided in English. Submissions in other languages won’t be accepted.
Where will the event take place?
This is a 100% virtual event and if your app idea is selected, you will be working online. Timing, deadlines, and more information about the 2021 Teledyne FLIR App Development Challenge will be provided if selected.
What are the judging criteria?
A panel of Judges will evaluate every project considering the following criteria:
- How effectively the idea/solution addresses issues related to one of the four challenge categories
- How the app combines multiple data points from Teledyne FLIR devices
- How much revenue potential the idea represents and how feasible the proposed business model would be to implement.
Who can help me during the Challenge?
The 2021 Teledyne FLIR App Development Challenge Team will be helping you to develop your app and reach your milestones.