SiTF Awards 2015 recognise new-age home-grown innovations that improve lives of Singaporeans

Singapore, 1 October, 2015
– Some of Singapore’s most innovative start up companies and brightest talent were recognised for their home-grown achievements at the Singapore Infocomm Technology Federation SiTF Awards 2015 held during the Infocomm Industry Gala Dinner, held at the Raffles Convention Centre this evening.

 

All Gold Winners together with Ms Shirley Wong (seventh from right), Chairman of SiTF, and Mr Steve Leonard (eighth from right), Executive Deputy Chairman of IDA.

A total of 92 finalists were shortlisted from over 300 nominations, with more than 30 innovative products, solutions and applications across 10 categories winning trophies during the Gala Dinner presentations.

 

Big winners of the night include the Gold award recipient for Best Innovative Infocomm Product  (Enterprise) Pocket Trips by LDR – a powerful web-based authoring platform that can enable anyone, anywhere in the world without programming knowledge to create and publish their own location-based mobile apps on mobile devices. The app allows organisations across various industries such as education, tourism, retail and food and beverage to transform learning and customer engagement by telling stories through the mobile trails they create.


Gold award recipient for Best Innovative Infocomm Product  (Enterprise) Pocket Trips by LDR (center)

In the Best Innovative Infocomm Product (Consumer) category, the Gold was given to Zimplistic’s Rotimatic, the world's first fully automatic flatbread making robot.  Sybo Tech Singapore’s Pebby brought consumer robotics into pet-related entertainment and was picked as the Gold winner for Best Innovative Start-up (Early Stage); while eCommerce enablers’ ShopBack – one of the first to introduce Cashback shopping in Southeast Asia – was selected Gold winner for Best Innovative Start-up (Growth Stage).


Zimplistic’s Rotimatic (center), Gold winner in the Best Innovative Infocomm Product (Consumer) category.
 

Concorde Security’s I-Man Facility Sprinter, a design-built vehicle customised for security and building monitoring systems was chosen as the Silver winner for Best Innovative Use of Infocomm Technology (Private Sector). There were two Gold winners for the Best Innovative Use of Infocomm Technology (Public Sector: The Immigration & Checkpoint Authority’s Flexi Immigration Clearance System, which toggled between automated and manned counters to speed immigration clearance, as well as the State Courts’ Integrated Criminal Case Filing and Management System.


Gold winners for the Best Innovative Use of Infocomm Technology (Public Sector) The Immigration & Checkpoint Authority’s Flexi Immigration Clearance System


Gold winners for the Best Innovative Use of Infocomm Technology (Public Sector), the State Courts’ Integrated Criminal Case Filing and Management System.

The Silver award for Best Innovative Research and Development was shared by both Gamurai’s VEON@Hair Experience, a 3D face modelling app that allow users to preview how they would look with different hairstyles and hair colours; and Sixscape Communication for its Domain Identity Registry (DIR) and SixChat End2End Direct Secure Messaging App. The former enables organisations to authenticate and run their own in-house DIR for customers while the latter allows them to securely connect directly to each other without an intermediary server.

 

Diversity of Winners

 

The winners represent a wide spectrum of companies with different experiences and backgrounds. LDR was led by CEO Png Bee Hin – a 39 year IT veteran who has spent a large part of his career in the defense industry. Rotimatic was developed by tech start up Zimplistic, founded by entrepreneurs Rishi Irani, previously CTO of TenCube, and Pranoti Nagarkar, who built her expertise studying mechanical engineering. Gamurai was founded by youth entrepreneur Woo Sze Ming, who started his own business in 2010 after graduating from university.

The awards have certainly given the winners the local recognition and enhanced their visibility to further excel in the global arena.  The awards also provide the winners with a platform and unique opportunity to be profiled. They can inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs,” said Ms Shirley Wong, SiTF’s chairman. 

“The entries in 2015 were better, more competitive and covered a broader number of solutions.  In the public sector, the standard of innovation and the elegant application of technology to derive solutions were highly impressive. We also had a good mix of startups and SMEs in the consumer space. This is a good sign and shows the maturity of our infocomm industry and sophistication of deployment,” said Lim Swee Cheang, Senior Adviser, Institute of Systems Science, National University of Singapore, one of the judges this year.

Amongst the schools, Temasek Polytechnic’s ‘Mozter Automated Mosquito Detection System’ clinched the Gold for Best Innovative ICM Student Project (Tertiary); Dunman High School’s ‘I-kit For Your Eyes Only’ was the Gold winner for Best Innovative ICM Student Project (Secondary); and Wellington Primary School’s ‘Financial Literacy Game Best’ also won Gold for Innovative ICM Student Project (Primary).

Wellington Primary School’s ‘Financial Literacy Game Best’ also won Gold forInnovative ICM Student Project (Primary)
 

This year’s SiTF Awards was particularly significant as the federation took the opportunity to celebrate the industry’s success in conjunction with Singapore’s 50th year of nation-building. Many award recipients had been successful in developing products, solutions and applications that were not only innovative in the creative sense but also in their practical use in improving the lives of Singaporeans in both consumer and enterprise segments.

 

 

About SiTF Awards

SiTF Awards was inaugurated in 2009 by Singapore infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF). This Award, championed by the industry, is an important accolade for made-in Singapore infocomm innovations.

 

Over the years, besides recognising innovative ICM (Infocomm Media) Applications/Solutions which are developed locally, SiTF Awards has evolved and extend its include recognition to companies which have taken efforts to innovate its business through the adoption of technology.

 

The judges presiding over this competition are distinguished individuals; amongst them are luminaries of ICM industry, venture capitalists, investors and academia. Nominees who participate in SiTF Awards will receive professional feedback on their projects from the judging panel.

 

Besides serving as a bedrock for local innovations, SiTF Awards also helps to identify nominations for other important competitions such as the National Infocomm Awards (NIA), which is the national level award for infocomm innovation in Singapore, the Asia Pacific ICT Alliance (APICTA) Awards, and the biennial World Summit Awards (WSA).

 

For more information on please visit the SiTF Awards Official Website.

 

 

Appendix

 

SiTF 2015 Award Winners

Best Innovative Infocomm Product (Enterprise)

Winner

Company

Name of Product / Solution / Applications

Gold

LDR PTE LTD

Pocket Trips

Silver

gridComm Pte Ltd.

gridComms Intellegent PLC Street Lighting Solution

Bronze

Spectral Reality Pte Ltd

Projection-based Immersive VR System using COTS Equipment (SR-Cube)

Best Innovative Infocomm Product (Consumer)

Winner

Company

Name of Project

Gold

Zimplistic Pte. Ltd.

Rotimatic

Silver

eCommerce enablers Pte Ltd

ShopBack

Bronze

TechKnowledgey Pte Ltd

HackerTrail Arena

Best Innovative Startup (Early Stage)

Winner

Company

Name of Product

Gold

Sybo Tech Singapore Pte Ltd

Pebby

Silver

Neeuro Pte Ltd

Memorie

Bronze

Smart Walkie Pte Ltd

Smart Walkie Talkie

Best Innovative Startup (Growth Stage)

Winner

Company

Name of Product

Gold

eCommerce enablers Pte Ltd

ShopBack

Silver

gridComm Pte Ltd

gridComms Intellegent PLC Street Ligthing Solution

Bronze

Taidii Pte Ltd

Taidii Pre-school management system

Best Innovative Research & Development

Winner

Company

Name of Product / Solution / Applications

Silver

Gamurai Pte Ltd

VEON@Hair Experience

Silver

Sixscape Communications Pte Ltd

Domain Identity Registry and SixChat End2End Direct Secure Messaging App

Bronze

En-trak Pte Ltd

En-trak Wireless Lighting Control System

Best Innovative Use of Infocomm Technology (Public Sector)

Winner

Company

Name of Product / Solution / Applications

Gold

Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA)

Flexi Immigration Clearance System (Flexi-I)

Gold

State Courts, Singapore

Integrated Criminal Case Filling and Management System

Silver

KK Women's & Children's Hospital Pte Ltd and Integrated Health Information Systems Pte Ltd

Overcoming the Odds - Round the Clock Fully Integrated Pharmacy Automation at KKH Emergency Pharmacy

Bronze

National Library Board

Empowering Library users through innovative user experience and self-service

 

 

Best Innovative Use of Infocomm Technology (Private Sector)

Winner

Company

Name of Product / Solution / Applications

Silver

Concorde Security Pte Ltd

I-Man Facility Sprinter

Bronze

United Overseas Bank Ltd

UOB Smart Click and Quick Funds Transfer

Best Innovative Student Projects (Tertiary)

Winner

School

Name of Product

Gold

Temasek Polytechnic

Mozter Automated Mosquito Detection System

Silver

Singapore Polytechnic

Quest

Bronze

Republic Polytechnic

Chai Chee Trail

Best Presenter

Htet Htet Aung

Singapore Polytechnic, Quests

Special Mention (Presenters)

Chai Chee Trail Team

Mark Teo and Clarence Castillo

Republic Polytechnic, Chai Chee Trail

Best Innovative Student Projects (Secondary)

Winner

School

Name of Project

Gold

Dunman High School

iKit - For your eyes only

Silver

Raffles Institution

Chameleon Circuit

Bronze

Dunman High School

Lit Up! English Literature for Android/iPhone/iPad

Best Presenter

Pang Bang Yong

Dunman High School, CODE:QUEST

Best Innovative Student Projects (Primary)

Winner

School

Name of Project

Gold

Wellington Primary School

Financial Literacy Game

Silver

North Vista Primary School

R3 Our Textbooks

Bronze

CHIJ (Katong) Primary School

Towards a CyberSmart IJ

Bronze

Fuhua Primary School

Smart City in Jurong East

Best Presenter

Likhitesh Reddy

North Vista Primary School, SG50-MakingConnectionsto All

Best Presenter

Avanie Joshi

Fuhua Primary School, Smart City in Jurong East

 

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