Motorola has launched MOTOFWRD, a UK-wide student competition that asks entrants to depict, through words or visuals, how mobile solutions may be applied in tomorrow's world.
The company suggests some areas, including wearable wireless technology for music listening and tools for portable productivity.
"The emerging communication environment will be designed and defined by today's young people who will mould and shape the available technologies in innovative ways," explained Shiv Bakhshi, director for wireless research at IDC. "It has always been the prerogative of youth to challenge established orders and today's youth, more than any technology company or regulator, is likely to drive the need for seamless mobility."
University students focusing on science, technology, engineering, writing, film and other arts and science disciplines can submit written or visual entries, including essays, white papers, short stories, short films, comic strips or digital art to express their view of seamless mobility and bring the next wave of connectivity to life.
There will be one grand prize awarded, which includes a new Bluetooth-equipped car, £5,000 in cash, a suite of the company's most advanced seamless mobility products and a six-week summer internship at the relevant Motorola office, depending on the winning student's area of interest. There is a stipend of £1,500 paid to the winner if they take up the internship.
Three runners up will receive seamless mobility product prize packages. The closing date is February 17, 2006. The competition is open to students of 18-years old or above.