Milestone Community Kickstarter Contest to boost innovation in video solutions

Milestone Systems announces its Community Kickstarter Contest, an innovation contest that invites coders and developers to come up with integration ideas that push the boundaries of video management.


COPENHAGEN, OCTOBER 26, 2017 - Milestone Systems, the global leader in open platform IP video management software (VMS), launches its second annual Milestone Community Kickstarter. The initiative is designed as a collaboration with the open platform community of partners and customers to promote and support innovation, including funding for development activities and go-to-market assistance for new concepts from their infancy.

“We are pleased to sponsor the Milestone Community Kickstarter Contest once again and look forward to hearing about all the innovative ideas that are out there,” says Bjørn Skou Eilertsen, Chief Technology Officer, Milestone Systems. “This competition is very important to us and our community in our quest to identify unique solutions in video management, security surveillance and beyond security that can ‘plug in’ to the Milestone XProtect VMS portfolio.”

The contest is open to any individual or organization that has a unique idea. It may be a piece of code to improve physical security at a small retail shop; a concept to help kids learn better at school or do better in sports; a way to monitor patterns for improvements in production, logistics, transportation, construction or agriculture; a simple but important aid for patients and the elderly. The only requirements are that the idea must be the contestant’s own intellectual property and that the solution be created using the free Milestone Integration Platform Software Development Kit (MIP SDK). The winner will receive a prize valued at USD 65,000 including:

  • Cash prize of USD 10,000
  • Solution design review and feedback
  • Development support of the prototype
  • Milestone Solution Certification of the selected solution
  • Marketing support and exposure

Five finalists will be announced in December and given free entry and an exhibitor booth at the Milestone Integration Platform Symposium 2018 (MIPS) event to begin their community discovery journey, and the winner will be revealed at MIPS 2018 to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, February 19-22.

Deadline for entering submission is November 30th, 2017. Learn more and join the contest via our Community Kickstarter Contest 2018 webpage:

Learn more about last year’s winner
Last year’s winner was Parking Spotter, an application that helps end-users find the closest available parking spot. It helps parking owners improve operational flows by analyzing video images from cameras installed inside a parking lot and gathering all parking places inside a city or country in a single app. One member of the jury said about the winner app from Parking Spotter: “This is a brilliant way to showcase how a fairly simple integration can prove great value.” The solution has just been announced as also being awarded one of the ‘TOP 30 Technology Innovations of 2017’ by Security, Sales & Integration magazine.

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About Milestone Systems
Milestone Systems is a leading provider of open platform video management software; technology that helps the world see how to ensure safety, protect assets and increase business efficiency. Milestone enables an open platform community that drives collaboration and innovation in the development and use of network video technology, with reliable and scalable solutions that are proven in more than 150,000 sites worldwide. Founded in 1998, Milestone is a stand-alone company in the Canon Group. For more information see: For more news and viewpoints from the Milestone universe, visit The Milestone Post and follow us on Twitter @MilestoneSys.  .  

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