SWEEP Awards

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The SWEEP Innovation and Excellence Awards, which was launched in July 2004, is an awards program that encourages innovation and excellence in wireless applications development among SWEEP partner schools. This Innovation Competition encourages students to scan their environment, identify pain points, design and create a working technology-based solution, and finally test the market for potential profit. It is an end-to-end exercise that can lead to commercialization of what starts out as school projects. Through the annual SWEEP Awards, Smart also hopes to provide students with the tools and the opportunities to apply what they learn in school into something that can benefit their own communities.