Photo: (From left) Phang Chin Yee, Cytron's CFO with Kong Wai Weng, Engineer with Rero ready to impress the judges at DWC
Digi Telecommunications (Digi) said that Malaysia's robotics engineering startup Cytron Technologies has been chosen to represent the country in the 'Best App in Asia' competition at Telenor's Digital Winners Conference 2015 (DWC2015) in Oslo, Norway.
Quah Yean Nie, Digi's head of Communications and Sustainability, said that Cytron Technologies' open source educational platform for robot enthusiasts, RERO, will compete against five other Asian startups for a chance to win NOK100,000 (about RM50,000).
With the theme "Education", the Asian leg of this year's DWC aims to identify innovative educational-related technologies that go beyond conventional ways of learning, having the potential to lead people to a more informed and educated world population, said Quah
"[The] Digital Winners Conference provides local technoprenuers like Cytron a global platform to meet and learn from industry experts, and network with potential partners and investors, in addition to showcasing their innovation to the world. The gathering this year will see a congregation of masterminds in the field leveraging on the power of the internet to encourage learning, and acquisition and sharing of knowledge," said Quah, adding that the selection of Cytron Technologies followed a two-month search for suitable candidates in the market with a solution for education from a selection of genres.
Established by five young engineers in 2004, Cytron Technologies developed RERO, an educational robotics kit, as part of its aim to assist school students and other enthusiasts in robotics education. In RERO, Cytron has taken a 360 degree approach where the knowledge portion is accounted for.
Besides assembling and getting creative with robot building, Cytron has also built an online portal for users to train and share their codes with other robot enthusiasts allowing them to explore new ways of programming.
Telenor's flagship event for innovation and digital transformation, will be held in Oslo from 21 to 22 October 2015,
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