At the recently-concluded 2015 Asia Pacific ICT Alliance (APICTA) conference held on 18 to 22 November, 2015, eight Singapore teams received merit awards across six categories for the APICTA Awards.
Held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, the APICTA Awards is an annual international awards programme that aims to increase ICT awareness in the community and assist in bridging the digital divide.
The Singapore infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF) led a team of 10 Singapore organisations and schools to compete at this year's regional awards. Singapore had 11 nominations in seven categories - Application Tools and Platforms, Government and Public Sector, Health and Well Being, Security, Start-Up, Tertiary Student and School Project.
The State Courts, Singapore was recognised in the Government and Public Sector category for its Integrated Criminal Case Filing and Management System (ICMS), which transformed paper-based processes into an efficient electronic workflow. KK Women's and Children's Hospital (KKH) was selected in the Health and Well Being category for "Overcoming The Odds", a round-the-clock integrated pharmacy automation system used at KKH Emergency Pharmacy.
Other Singapore companies which received merit awards include Concorde Security in the Security category for "I-Man Facility Sprinter", a specially-built vehicle customised for security and building monitoring systems; and Neeuro in the Start-Up category for "Memorie", a brain training solution equipped with wearable Electroencephalogram (EEG) headgear and mobile app.
Temasek Polytechnic's Mozter Automated Mosquito Detection System, took honours in the Tertiary Student Project segment for devising a system to automatically detect mosquitoes which can spread diseases.
In the School Project category, Raffles Institution, Dunman High School and NUS High School of Math and Science accolades received merit awards for their solutions. Raffles Institution' was successful with "Journy", a mobile application that enables users to record their photo journeys. Equally successful was Dunman High School's "iKit - For Your Eyes Only", an eye-test and training kit to test for eye deficiencies; and NUS High School of Math & Science's "Commongoods", an online sharing platform aimed at fostering a community or 'kampung' spirit in Singapore.
"Each year APICTA recognises the best in innovation from across the Asia Pacific. We are proud to again be able to bring a strong contingent from Singapore in 2015. The participants were able to showcase their products and technology to an international audience and at the same time network and learn from their peers," said Shirley Wong, SiTF's chairman.
"APICTA recognises the creativity and efforts of governments, companies and entrepreneurs, and is an important platform that both bridges the digital divide and helps to foster the growth and development of the Asia Pacific ICT industry", she added.
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