At the SiTF (Singapore infocomm Technology Federation)Award Gala Dinner held at Singapore’s Raffles Convention Centre last evening, Gold, Silver and Bronze winners were crowned. This year, the competition for the coveted award was more intense than ever with over 300 nominations of which only 92 finalists were shortlisted and it spanned across 10 award categories.
This year here were more entries of a higher quality which made the competition tougher than before. “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 and an awards committee member this year.
After the award ceremony, we spoke to Yamini Joshi, Senior Operations Manager and part of Zimplistic’s founding team on what winning the award meant to Zimplistic. “This award is extremely important for us because it gives us recognition and credibility as a software product. Because when people look at Rotimatic, they think it is a hardware product – but it is actually robotics. It has both hardware and software integrated in it and built-in intelligence algorithms,” said Joshi.
Here Are Some Of The Gold winners:
Best Innovative Infocomm Product (Consumer) - Zimplistic’s Rotimatic. An invention that looks to solve real-life pains of making fresh flatbreads that can take up to 40 minutes. With Rotimatic, all that hassle and fuss is gone. Using robotics, this innovative gadget automatically makes one flatbread a minute at a touch of a button.
Best Innovative Start-up (Early Stage) - Sybo Tech Singapore’s Pebby. Pebby is an interactive robot entertainer of sorts for your pet and child. You can control Pebby by using its companion mobile application, this robot has an in-built camera to help you monitor your home, child or pet, no matter where you may be.
Best Innovative Start-up (Growth Stage) - eCommerce enablers’ ShopBack. Simply put a coupon site that allows you to save as you spend on certain e-commerce sites they are also one of the first introduce Cashback shopping in Southeast Asia.
A big congratulations to all gold, silver or bronze winners. Do keep the positive vibes and innovation flowing in Singapore’s innovation ecosystem. Till next year’s awards!
To catch up on our previous coverage of the events, check out the links below:
Our top picks for the Best Innovative Infocomm Products (Consumers) category, here.
Our top picks for the Best Start-up (Early Stage) category, here.
Interview with SiTF Award’s resident judge, here.
By Geralyne Kaye Ong / October 2, 2015 15:30PM GMT+8 Singapore
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