Milestone Kickstarter Contest is Back! Winners in February…

Milestone Systems has announced its Open Platform Community Kickstarter 2018 Contest, an innovation competition that invites coders and developers to come up with integration ideas that push the boundaries of video management. This is the second annual Milestone Community Kickstarter contest.

The initiative is designed as a collaboration with the open platform community of partners and customers to promote and support innovation, including funding for development activities and go-to-market assistance for new concepts from their infancy. The overall aim of the innovation contest is to develop unique solutions in video management, security surveillance or beyond security to other interesting applications that can ‘plug in’ to the Milestones XProtect VMS portfolio.

We are sponsoring this Milestone Community Kickstarter 2018 competition to encourage and enable new thinking and innovative video-enabling applications with the XProtect VMS product family. Visualizing technologies are changing our world today, and Milestone aims to help our community of partners and customers be part of that. Whatever the ideas are out there, we want to hear about it and help bring them to life! – Bjorn Skou Eilertsen, Chief Technology Officer, Milestone Systems.

The contest is open to any individual or organization that has a unique idea. It may be a piece of code to improve physical security at a small retail shop; a concept to help kids learn better at school or do better in sports; a way to monitor patterns for improvements in production, logistics, transportation, construction or agriculture; a simple but important aid for patients and the elderly. The only requirements are that the idea must be the contestant’s own intellectual property and that the solution be created using the free Milestone Integration Platform Software Development Kit (MIP SDK). The winner will receive a prize valued at USD 65,000 including:

  • Cash prize of USD 10,000
  • Solution design review and feedback
  • Development support of the prototype
  • Milestone Solution Certification of the selected solution
  • Market exposure

Five finalists will be announced in December and given free entry and an exhibitor booth at the Milestone Integration Platform Symposium 2018 (MIPS) event to begin their community discovery journey, and the winner will be revealed at MIPS 2018 to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, February 19-22.

Deadline for entering submissions is November 30th, 2017.

Learn more and join the contest via our Community Kickstarter 2018 webpage:

See who won at this year’s MIPS event!


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