[Singapore][Competition] SiTF Awards 2011 Sees Strong Finalists
Organized by the Singapore infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF), the SiTF Awards 2011 – which seeks to recognize innovative infocomm technology applications or solutions developed in Singapore – has announced its finalists for the awards competition.
52 finalists from multinationals to start-ups, and academic institutions, even primary schools, will be pitching their innovations to a panel of judges including luminaries of ICT industry, venture capitalists, investors and academia. And some of them are pretty interesting, too.
From the world’s first run-for-rewards mobile application, to the first-of-its-kind end-to-end closed-loop inpatient medication management system in Asia Pacific, here are some highlights of the finalists:
In the Start-up category
Skydoor created a technology that enables consumers to insert their pictures and videos into 3D virtual worlds and personalize for sharing; Time Voyager developed a 3D MMORPG game engine to provide a complete solution for developers creating next-generation games, virtual reality simulations and other 3D animated content.
In the Emerging Technology category
Argentra developed an innovative print access management solution that empowers organizations with full control and visibility on every print job, inclusive of all print contents; Smoov developed a set of motivational widgets for smartphones to help marketers drive e-commerce and has been used by more than a million users.
In the Interactive Ideas category
Prevview is the first portal in Asia to utilize Video Resumes in an interactive manner for jobseekers and recruiters; StarCr8 is a developer of education applications, facilitating the synchronous capture of audio and visuals by a tutor directly on an iPad, with various educational enabling tools such as handwriting and text entry, shape recognition, eraser and multiple boards.
In the Student categories
Tampines Primary School students created a fun interactive computer game around the theme of global warming; Crescent Girls’ School students developed Wheelopoly, a fun application to provide an interactive learning experience for Singapore’s places of attractions and historical sites; Nanyang Polytechnic students created an Android game leveraging Augmented Reality and made in 3D; Temasek Polytechnic students created an innovative Human-Computer Interaction application, SmartScreen II, that allows the user to direct presentation slides by natural hand gestures.
In the Mobile Applications category
Data Security Systems Solutions developed Mobile BetterThanPin, a patent-pending technology that provides two-factor authentication for mobile application users; Live360 developed LiveRun, the world’s first run-for-rewards programme based on the use of a mobile application.
In the e-Government category
Integrated Health Information Systems implemented an unique electronic end-to-end closed-loop inpatient medication management system in National University Hospital and Tan Tock Seng Hospital, the first two hospitals in Asia Pacific to do so. The system provides checks on doctors orders, supplies unit dose packaging of tablets with barcodes, automates pharmacy review, supply and billing.
In the e-Enterprise category
ITE College East developed an integrated Product Information Management System, consisting of mobile Tank Survey Recording Application and web-enabled Customer Service Portal for Kerry-ITS Terminal to reduce labour and improve business efficiency.
In the Cloud Technology category
Intalio offers an integrated platform for developing cloud applications that are natively elastic and multi-tenant; and SingTel PowerON provides an end-to-end suite of cloud-based services for businesses.
The winners of SiTF Awards 2011 will be announced on August 2, 2011.
Daniel Goh is the founder and chief editor of Young | Upstarts, as well as an F&B entrepreneur. Daniel has a background in public relations, and is interested in issues in entrepreneurship, small business, marketing, public relations and the online space. He can be reached at daniel [at] youngupstarts [dot] com.