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Project: IoT: What can it do?
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Northern Rift enables students of all ages to build essential career skills, make connections and have an impact by collaboratively solving real-world challenges, in a real-world innovation process. Ideas into action.

THIS PROJECT

The topic: IoT: What can it do?

The Internet of things (stylised Internet of Things or IoT) is the internetworking of physical devices, vehicles (also referred to as "connected devices" and "smart devices"), buildings and other items—embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity that enable these objects to collect and exchange data

The interconnection of these embedded devices (including smart objects), is expected to usher in automation in nearly all fields, while also enabling advanced applications like a smart grid, and expanding to the areas such as smart cities.

Security. Concerns have been raised that the internet of things is being developed rapidly without appropriate consideration of the profound security challenges involved and the regulatory changes that might be necessary. According to the Business Insider Intelligence Survey conducted in the last quarter of 2014, 39% of the respondents said that security is the biggest concern in adopting internet of things technology.

The Experts: We've partnered with the digital HUMAN LIBRARY to connect teachers and students with topic experts around the world.

The Challenge: It is estimated that over 25 billion devices are already connected. What are your ideas for IoT? To help solve problems? Or Can you solve challenges with IoT?

Possible Enablers: Software, hardware, industrial design, apps, mobile technology, materials, policy, business model innovation, security technologies.

Start: On demand.
Ends: On demand.

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HOW IT WORKS

The guided process makes it easy to get involved.

  1. REGISTER
  2. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CHALLENGE
  3. BRAINSTORM SOLUTIONS
  4. COLLABORATE & CO-CREATE
  5. TEST, EVALUATE & ITERATE

The best ideas rise to the top and you develop skills, connections and portfolios with an innovation rating that counts.

OUR NAME

Our dream is to make a difference in the world by unlocking the hidden value in every individual and with it, human potential.

Rift: Where continents move apart, new crust is formed... hidden value is revealed and new life appears. To create the new, we must let go of the old.

Northern: A north star. A guide, a destination and the action of moving forward.

Northern Rift: A place for creative disruption.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS

In todays world of rapid change, knowledge alone is no longer enough.

Northern Rift's ideas into action process, builds the Essential Skills for 21ST Century Careers:

  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Creativity & Innovation
  • Collaboration & Co-creation
  • Communication & Storytelling
  • Continuous learning
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Dear Educator, Bring Northern Rift's Real-world Project Based Learning Experience into any classroom. Simple. Fast. Easy.

From Grades 6-12, students learn about the most current topics, collaborate beyond the classroom and have the freedom to imagine, explore and create a future they are passionate about.

  • College and Career Readiness
  • Explore NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards)
  • Connect the STEM and ARTS
  • Integrate Common Core State Standards
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FOR AFTER SCHOOL

Our “After School Program” is all online for students who are not able to experience Northern Rift in their classroom.

  • Join a global student community
  • Work on the ideas you love
  • Build Essential Skills for the 21st Century
  • Get College & Career ready
  • Online mentors to guide you

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FOR UNI STUDENTS & WORKERS

Get the skills every company needs.

Collaborate with peers to gain innovation experience and build the essential skills for 21st Century Jobs.

Our process accelerates ideas-to-impact, and also gives unique insight to topics, technologies and new ways of thinking.

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OTHER CHALLENGES

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  • Environment & sustainability
  • Emerging industries & technologies
  • Civic engagement
  • Social justice

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