Mouser Electronics Sponsors Nordic Semiconductor Connect for Good Challenge on Building a Smarter, More Sustainable Future

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13 April 2023Mouser Electronics Inc., the New Product Introduction (NPI) leader empowering innovation, is pleased to sponsor the Connect for Good: Low Power Wireless Sustainability Challenge, presented by Nordic Semiconductor and Wevolver, going on now through 12 October. Entrants are encouraged to submit a project that utilises low-power wireless technology to solve various issues related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, including clean energy and sustainable cities among others.

The first 100 entries will receive a free Nordic Semiconductor nRF9160 Development Kit for low-power cellular loT. The grand prize winner will receive:

  • Up to $20,000.
  • One year subscription to nRF Cloud Services for up to 500 devices.
  • Soracom connectivity for each device. Soracom is a global provider of smart IoT connectivity, offering a cloud-native wireless service designed specifically for the needs of connected devices.
  • Support from Crowd Supply to get the winning design to market. Crowd Supply is a launchpad for open hardware, hackables and high-end goods that embrace the principles of open design.

"Mouser is excited to partner with Nordic on this initiative. Our company has a legacy of empowering innovation and creativity in engineers, makers and students," said Kevin Hess, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Mouser Electronics. "We support the entire product development process, through supplying individual components and kits, as well as providing design tools, services and resources.”

“The winning design will be an innovative product that is energy-efficient, helps fight climate change, protects ecosystems, or is beneficial to society,” said Geir Langeland, EVP Sales and Marketing at Nordic Semiconductor. “We are excited to have the support of Mouser which is committed to encouraging engineering innovation for the future.”

Each project should incorporate the Nordic Semiconductor nRF9160 DK low-power hardware platform as part of the design. The challenge is open to all engineers and students, ages 18 and up, with sufficient engineering capability to develop a working prototype. Entries will be judged based on the technical and commercial feasibility of the solution, the level of innovation shown and the potential impact on the selected UN Sustainable Development Goals (Goals 7, 11, 13 and 15).

Nordic Semiconductor is also offering technical support and education for entrants, including Nordic Developer Academy, an online learning platform, and one-on-one technical support through Nordic DevZone.

For more information on how to enter, eligibility rules, judging criteria and other terms and conditions, please visit


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2023 - Mouser Electronics, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is an authorized semiconductor and electronic component distributor focused on New Product Introductions from its leading manufacturer partners. Serving the global electronic design engineer and buyer community, the global distributor's website,, is available in multiple languages and currencies and features more than 6.8 million products from over 1,200 manufacturer brands. Mouser offers 27 support locations worldwide to provide best-in-class customer service in local language, currency and time zone. The distributor ships to over 650,000 customers in 223 countries/territories from its 1 million-square-foot, state-of-the-art distribution facilities in the Dallas, Texas, metro area. For more information, visit

About Nordic Semiconductor

2023 - Nordic Semiconductor is a fabless semiconductor company specializing in wireless communication technology that powers the IoT. The company’s award-winning Bluetooth Low Energy solutions pioneered ultra low power wireless, making Nordic the global market leader. The company’s development tools shield the developers from RF complexity, allowing anyone with a bright idea to build innovations based on the IoT platform. Today, Nordic’s award-winning, high-performance, yet easy to design-in, Bluetooth LE, cellular IoT, and Wi-Fi solutions are used by the world’s leading brands in a variety of products, including advanced wearables, smart home, medical, industrial automation, sports and fitness, logistics and transportation, etc. 


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