Singapore telco M1 Limited (M1) collaborated with Ngee Ann Polytechnic to organise a competition to nurture students’ interest and skill in mobile app development. The competition had started October 30 last year and the winners were unveiled today.
Titled the Future Lab School Challenge, the competition tasked students to develop innovative and commercially viable applications and services for the hospitality, transportation, gaming, or healthcare sector.
The chosen winning entry was an innovative product that has the ability to track a bus‘ motion in real time, such as sudden braking or cornering – these are signs of dangerous driving, which then triggers a warning to the driver and fleet manager.
The judging panel comprised of the M1 management team, as well as senior Ngee Ann Polytechnic faculty members.
The said winning team won the grand cash prize worth S$2,500. The first runner-up team, which developed an electronic crime alert signage system, won S$1,500; and the second runner-up, with an in-flight request system to enhance the productivity of flight crew, won S$1,000.
“The youth and children cause is important to us, and one of the reasons we set up the M1 Future Lab was to support students keen to learn how they can tap on the fast-growing app economy. The creativity and high quality of the submissions for the Future Lab School Challenge is testament that we have successfully achieved our objective,” said P. Subramaniam, Chief Marketing Officer of M1.
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