Motorola is still pushing MotoMods, which is both the name of some mobile accessories that are already out for the Moto Z line of smartphones, but also what the company is calling its initiative for bringing more of these to the market. Motorola has already launched the MotoMods Development Kit (MDK) so that eager hardware companies can design their own modular accessories that snap onto the Moto Z's back. Now though it's taking things one step further.
Essentially, the company wants you to dream up the next MotoMod. You have until January 31 to enter its MotoMods Developer contest with your idea. Finalists will be chosen by a "panel of industry leaders" assembled by Motorola. If you are among those, you'll then be offered the chance to finance the development of your MotoMod idea through Indiegogo. Furthermore, you'll receive a Moto Z and an MDK for free from Motorola, to make things easier in the process.
Last, but definitely not least, the winners will be flown to Chicago to meet the MotoMods executive development team at Motorola, and discuss how to best bring their ideas to life. The company is also holding a couple of hackathons, one in New York City in December, the other in San Francisco in January. Anyone who creates new MotoMods during these hackathons will be able to participate in the Indiegogo campaign too, and the hackathon winners will be pre-qualified to receive the aforementioned trip to Chicago.
Finally, Lenovo Capital will finance your MotoMod idea directly, if this "really impresses" Motorola. Lenovo Capital has set aside a cool $1 million for this purpose.