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Innovators Bagged Gold!

Glints, glamour and a whole lot of awards were presented
at SiTF’s Gala Dinner last evening in Singapore

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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