Infineon LG </> Make Hackathon on IoT debuts in Singapore
By Digital News Asia June 26, 2019
- GoReMas Enterprise from Malaysia was awarded first prize for Floodsensed
- Teams were selected from among a pool of 15 startups and student entrepreneurs
DRIVEN by the shared goal of creating a smarter and more connected world, Infineon Technologies and LG Electronics (LG) on June 25 hosted the inaugural “Infineon LG </> Make Hackathon” on breakthrough Internet of Things (IoT) solutions in Singapore.
The aim of the hackathon is to empower seasoned startups and student entrepreneurs to create new technological solutions for IoT that will run on the LG webOS open source platform with Infineon microelectronics capabilities such as intelligence, power efficiency, security, and sensing.
Working together, Infineon and LG provided interested innovators with technology guidance, as well as special access to products and software to help the shortlisted teams develop and showcase proofs-of-concepts to a panel of judges at Infineon Asia Pacific office in Singapore.
“This hackathon is about a shared community of innovators driven by a common desire to use leading-edge technologies to build a better future for all. We are delighted to be a stra-tegic partner of LG in nurturing innovation in a globally connected ecosystem. Together, we can make life easier, safer and greener in tomorrow’s connected world,” said Infineon Asia Pacific president and managing director Chua Chee Seong.
“Our goal is to build and grow a global webOS community where developers may leverage a wide range of webOS functionalities such as AI, connectivity and IoT in their collaborative work to produce innovative solutions and services that together shape an even better life for all,” said LG Electronics president and chief technology officer Dr IP Park.
GoReMas Enterprise from Malaysia was awarded first prize and Wangi Lai PLT, also from Malaysia, was awarded second prize for their solutions.
The teams were selected from among a pool of 15 startups and student entrepreneurs from countries including China, India, Ukraine and Singapore. Winners will receive S$5,000 and S$3,000, respectively.
GoReMas Enterprise’s prototype, Floodsensed, is an IoT flood monitoring system with social media alerts supporting Facebook, Slack and YouTube Live, among others. The system gathers rain volumes, water levels, temperature and barometric pressure from de-vice gateways and nodes and sends the data to the Floodsensed IoT platform.
Wangi Lai PLT’s BAWA Cane is a clip-on module for existing white canes that helps the blind and visually impaired identify and avoid obstacles with shared insights and foresight through data analytics.
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