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[Singapore] SiTF Awards 2013 Celebrates New Ideas, Launches The Portal

The Singapore infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF) earlier this month celebrated over 40 innovative technology solutions – across various categories including the best start-up, cloud solution, digital media, e-government, and infocomm productivity – at an awards ceremony that attracted over 290 submissions in total. Running in its 5th year, the awards is a platform that allows companies an opportunity to showcase their solutions and receive professional feedback.

Nanoveu Pte Ltd – which makes EyeFly3D, a thin flexible screen protector which, when affixed to a high resolution mobile display turns a 2D device into a glasses-free 3D viewing platform – garnered the awards’ top honors, bagging not only the Judges’ Choice award, but also the top spots in the Emerging Technology and Start-up categories.

“It was a very good night for Nanoveu,” admits Alfred Chong, CEO and founder of Nanoveu. “The win is also a testament to the ingenuity and creativity of a commercial entity working with A*STAR’s Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) and Temasek Polytechnic (TP) scientists in turning lab research into a viable consumer product.”

This year a new category for “Most Popular Mobile Apps” was unveiled. It was won by the Land Transport Authority’s MyTransport.SG app out of 20 locally developed apps up for public voting. MyTransport.SG offers a wide range of information for all modes of land transport, empowering commuters, motorists and cyclists in Singapore to make informed decisions and better plan their journey.

The SiTF also announced a new online platform called The Portal (www.theportal.sg) at the awards, which provides informative content and resources to aid companies’ to improve productivity. The Portal is a collaborative project between SiTF and the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore.

The winners of the SiTF Awards 2013 are as follows:

Category Award Product or Application Organization URL
Cloud Solution Gold Aqayo HRBoss (formerly known as Aqayo) www.aqayo.com
Silver Express Melody Music Box (cloud streaming) Express In Music www.expressmelody.com
Bronze AIM@iCS intelligent Collaborative System Integral Solutions (Asia) Pte Ltd www.datamining.com.sg
Digital Media Silver Aquila Style Aquila Media Pte Ltd www.aquila-style.com
Bronze STProperty Singapore Press Holdings www.stproperty.sg
Bronze mio TV Go SingNet Pte Ltd www.singnet.com.sg
e-Government Gold iCollect Immigration & Checkpoints Authority www.ica.gov.sg
Silver eCitizen Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) www.ida.gov.sg
Bronze Singapore Memory Project National Library Board, Singapore www.nlb.gov.sg
Emerging Technology Gold EyeFly3D Nanoveu Pte Ltd www.nanoveu.com
Silver Cloud based multi-platform Contextual Visual Search Visenze Pte Ltd www.visenze.com
Bronze Fusionex’s Big Data Solution Fusionex Pte Ltd www.adv-fusionex.com
General Application Gold Fusionex’s BI Centre Fusionex Pte Ltd www.adv-fusionex.com
Silver FluCard Trek 2000 International Ltd www.thumbdrive.com/trek2/
Bronze The Gladius TechArmory www.tech-armory.com/
Infocomm Productivity Gold SE CAD Structural Engineering Software Housing & Development Board www.hdb.gov.sg
Silver Regulatory Enforcement System (V3Nity-RES) V3 TeleTech Pte Ltd www.v3teletech.com
Interactive Ideas Gold Pictoguide Go!Places
Silver Smoovpay Smoovpay Pte Ltd
Bronze m3i Video monetization Platform m3i Pte Ltd
Mobile Applications Gold OnTalkTM – Secure Enterprise Communicator Treebox Solutions Pte Ltd www.treeboxsolutions.com
Silver MyTransport.SG Land Transport Authority www.lta.gov.sg
Bronze TradeHero TradeHero www.tradehero.mobi
Bronze Beconnect NCS www.ncs.com.sg
Start-up Gold EyeFly3D Nanoveu Pte Ltd www.nanoveu.com
Silver TradeHero TradeHero www.tradehero.mobi
Bronze Aquila Style Aquila Media Pte Ltd www.aquila-style.com
Primary Student Gold Minecraft Wellinton Primary School
Silver NVTPS Dengue Awareness North Vista Primary School www.northvistapri.moe.edu.sg
Bronze Improvement to the Travel Declaration System in NVTPS North Vista Primary School www.northvistapri.moe.edu.sg
Best Presenter  Likhitesh Reddy North Vista Primary School  www.northvistapri.moe.edu.sg
Secondary Student Gold OpenEducationConsortium Raffles Institution www.ri.edu.sg
Silver Project Mate Raffles Institution www.ri.edu.sg
Bronze Animus Dunman High School www.dunmanhigh.moe.edu.sg
Bronze Cloudnet Raffles Institution www.ri.edu.sg
Bronze Meetup Raffles Institution www.ri.edu.sg
Best Presenter Rishi Varman Raffles Institution www.ri.edu.sg
Tertiary Student Gold AutoNet Nanyang Technological University, School of Computer Engineering www.ntu.edu.sg/sce
Silver Jublia Match National University of Singapore www.nus.edu.sg
Bronze Switching to IPv6 with OpenFlow Technology (SWIFT) Temasek Polytechnic – School of Informatics & IT www-iit.tp.edu.sg
Best Presenter Lua Rui Ping Nanyang Technological University, School of Computer Engineering www.ntu.edu.sg/sce
Most Popular Mobile Apps Gold MyTransport.SG (iOS, Android) Land Transport Authority www.mytransport.sg
Silver Education@Zoo (iOS) Nanyang Polytechnic www.nyp.edu.sg
Bronze PropertyGuru Mobile Apps (iOS, Android) Property Guru Pte Ltd www.propertyguru.com.sg

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.

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