Make it smart with Nordic Thingy:91 Design Contest



To celebrate the start of 2022, we have an exciting design contest to keep you busy during the cold winter months! Together with Electromaker, we bring you the ‘Make it Smart with Nordic Thingy:91’ cellular IoT design contest.

Electromaker, Edge Impulse

About the contest

Create a cellular IoT project for a Smart Home or Smart City application

For this contest we want you to demonstrate your idea using the Thingy:91 or the nRF9160 DK communicating via LTE-M and/or NB-IoT technology to send data from your application to the cloud. You can even incorporate Machine Learning (ML) on your edge device to process data and train your ML models with the help of Edge Impulse studio.

We are awarding the top 50 project idea submissions with the Nordic Thingy:91 & a cool Nordic t-shirt! The participants that are awarded free hardware will then have 8 weeks to build their prototype and submit their documentation to

Already got the hardware, or you don't want to wait for the HW submission? Use your Thingy:91 or nRF9160 DK or buy it here to get started sooner.




What  When
Project ideas submission form opens January 12th 2022
Project ideas submission deadline February 9th 2022
Kits shipped February 16th 2022
Submissions deadline April 13th 2022
Winners announced April 27th 2022


We will host a support and Q&A webinar on March 7th to answer any queries that you may have related to your projects.
Registration will open soon. 




All participants whose projects get approved and published will receive $50 in Amazon vouchers!


Bonus prize!

With the courtesy of Edge Impulse we are offering a bonus prize. If you want to get your hands on the latest in VR tech then simply incorporate a Machine Learning element into your project.

Bonus prize

Video resources

Introduction to cellular IoT

Nordic Thingy:91 Overview

nRF Pizza: Nordic Thingy:91 concept

Get your Nordic Thingy:91 up and running

Cellular IoT development on Thingy:91

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