Innov8tif, DoctorOnCall, MHUB emerge as top winners of Huawei Sparks competition
By Digital News Asia April 12, 2021
- Innov8tif’s OkayDoc takes top prize of US$125k in cloud credits, Spark Fire programme
- DoctorOnCall, MHUB takes second & third place, beating seven other finalists
THE HUAWEI Spark competition, organised by Huawei Technologies (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, has found its winner. Artificial intelligence (AI) company Innov8tif emerged as champions of the competition, with their OkayDoc platform.
OkayDoc is a set of computer vision algorithm that automates ID authentication and prevents fraud in e-KYC (electronic know your customer) through visual zone inspections, security feature detection and content tampering checks.
Coming in second place is DoctorOnCall, the telemedicine platform that delivers healthcare services like online doctors, specialists, pharmacists, screenings and vaccines directly to users. They have Artificial Intelligence (AI) doctors and 5G Internet of Things (IoT) Pods that aim to improve healthcare for the 650 million people in Southeast Asia.
Taking the third spot is MHUB, the end-to-end property sales transaction platform that is designed to speed up and simplify the property sales cycle by connecting developers, agents, banks, lawyers and buyers.
Innov8tif walks away with the top prize in the form of a six-month long Accelerator Programme participation, which includes US$125,000 worth of Cloud credits, the opportunity to participate in the Spark Fire programme, and one-on-one mentoring and networking opportunities, among others.
DoctorOnCall and MHUB get to participate in a six-month long Accelerator Programme, which includes US$80,000 in Cloud credits and one-on-one mentoring opportunities, among other perks.
A spark of innovation
The companies were among the 10 finalists shortlisted from more than 140 entries in the Huawei Spark competition. The other finalists include BookDoc, Boss Boleh, Fuhla, MSA – Mobile Sharing Assistant, OrangeFIN Asia, Orpheus Capital and SmartPeep.
The competition is part of the Huawei Spark programme, which aims to incubate and accelerate company growth and build an ecosystem for businesses in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region.
It is held in collaboration with the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), TusStar (Malaysia) as incubator partner, and powered by TM ONE – the enterprise and public sector business solutions arm of Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) – through its α Edge (pronounced as Alpha Edge) Cloud platform.
A five member panel of judges comprising representatives from MDEC, TM ONE, TusStar and Huawei decided on the winners after a pitching session by the finalists.
Launched virtually in Malaysia in November last year, the Huawei Spark programme is a hybrid accelerator programme to support deep tech companies in Asia Pacific , with a focus on firms that use 5G, Artificial Intelligence (AI) / Machine Learning & Analytics, Internet of Things (IoT), Edge Computing and Software as a Service (SaaS) applications, leveraging Huawei’s technological and innovation leadership.
The programme aims to drive output in the areas of e-commerce, fintech, healthcare, manufacturing and Smart Cities.
“MDEC remains steadfast in our laser-focus drive to develop and grow the digital economy, in line with MyDigital. Effective collaboration will improve innovation as we look to continuously grow our capacities, facilities and capabilities and the Huawei Spark programme will help shape our digital tech ecosystem and reinforces Malaysia’s goal to be the regional powerhouse for global tech champions,” said Gopi Ganesalingam, vice president, Tech Ecosystems & Globalisation (TEG), MDEC.
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