SAP Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) has announced the winning teams of its One Billion Lives (1B Lives) project, which aims to deliver sustainable solutions that can help improve the lives of 1 billion people across the region in areas of health, and disaster management by 2020.
The 1B Lives is a region-wide initiative which crowdsourced the startup projects of SAP employees in APJ. The teams worked with public sector agencies, non-governmental organisations, and technology device manufacturers to conduct pilots for the last three months.
The following are the winning teams from SAP Japan, India, and the Philippines:
- My Seismic Safety is a project by SAP Japan with Hakusan Corporation - a manufacturer of seismometers - to transform smartphones into seismometers to allow the users to measure the building movement during earthquake.
SAP said the concept was drawn by the insight that the largest number of victims from earthquakes was a result of unstable buildings that collapsed. In line, the team used big data and HANA Cloud Platform to analyse the impact of earthquakes on building stability. They hope the project will help improve the disaster preparedness and mitigation strategies of earthquake-prone countries in the region.
- Clinical Data Collection and Research for Cancer is the project of SAP India in collaboration with Ramesh Nimmagadda Cancer Foundation (RNCF). The project aims to improve cancer diagnosis through the development of an open platform powered by SAP HANA which facilitates data extraction, computation, and predictive analytics.
Essentially, the platform uses analytics and visualisation to convert patient's data into meaningful insight. Through public-private partnership, SAP said the project already has 100,000 patients' data and is expected to produce research insight on cancer to benefit the estimated 880,000 cancer patients in India by 2020.
- Medical Assistance made Responsive and Simple is the project of SAP Philippines with the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) - whose mandate is to raise and provide funds for health programmes. The team uses SAP HANA to develop an automated application for health services in the country.
SAP said each of the three teams joined an internal start-up incubator and received a seed money of €200,000, executive support and a start-up accelerator with industry experts.
"Many of us are deeply passionate about giving back to the communities we serve. 1B Lives provides the platform, funding, infrastructure and time to turn a great idea for social impact into a reality," said Adaire Fox-Martin, President of SAP APJ, in a press release.
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