ETHOS Lab is proud to present an IGNITE Session in collaboration with global GIS supplier Hexagon Geospatial, the ITU Innovators and Norconsult. We encourage students and interested parties to register below to participate in the session, which will introduce you to the new Smart M.Apps platform. The session will prepare you to enter the IGNITE competition, a global competition that challenges you to come up with the best use of map and geographic data to create an innovate B2B business model on a cloud-based app platform. Read below for more information.

IGNITE is a competition to create an innovative Hexagon Smart M.App® that will solve real world issues in a smart, fresh way. It is aimed at generating a new developer community in new markets, as well as stimulating fresh ideas within traditional domains of mapping. Interested parties are invited to build a dynamic information experience, focusing on a mainstream, global issue that is applicable to a large market.

IGNITE is a call to innovate around six core themes that Hexagon believes are important to the future of our Earth and sustainability of our society. Below are the six key themes:

  • Finance
  • Food
  • Safety
  • Infrastructure
  • Health
  • Conservation

The goal of IGNITE is to encourage the development of meaningful and useful applications that help us better understand our dynamic planet, so that we can more effectively shape smart change.

The Hexagon Smart M.App platform revolutionizes the ability to derive current, key business insights that are applicable to organizations extending far beyond the typical geospatial marketplace.

Cash Prizes

From all Business Plans submitted to IGNITE, 20 Finalists will be selected and announced at HxGN LIVE Anaheim in June 2016. All finalists have the chance to win up to $100,000 in cash prizes.

  • 1st Place: $100K
  • 2nd Place: $50K
  • 3rd Place: $25K

 Remaining 17 finalists will receive $5,000 prizes for their creation.


Time: April 7 2016, 08:40 to 15:30.
Place: ScrollBar, ITU
Registration: Required – sign up here.