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​NTU Singapore announces the winners of Singapore-India Hackathon 

Published on: 15-Nov-2018

​Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore), today announced the winners of the first Singapore-India Hackathon, a fast-paced 36-hour competition to develop creative and innovative solutions focused on the theme "Smart Campus". 

 
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Singapore’s Education Minister Ong Ye Kung presented prizes to the winners of the Singapore-India Hackathon at the Fullerton Hotel this morning. Also in attendance was NTU President Subra Suresh.

Jointly organised by NTUitive Pte Ltd, the innovation and enterprise company of NTU, and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), the competition saw two top teams from Singapore and India with the most innovative solution presented with $10,000 respectively, while the second and third prize-winners won $6,000 and $4,000 each. 
 
NTU President, Professor Suresh said, “Hackathons and competitions are a great way to support innovation and creativity in our students. They enhance the innovation ecosystem by nurturing the creation of new products, processes and services. We are pleased to work with our Indian counterparts as we create this new powerful partnership to bring together highly talented students from both Singapore and India.”
 
Dr Lim Jui, NTUitive Chief Executive Officer said, “This has exceeded my expectations in terms of the quality and level of proposals. Obviously they didn't have a lot of time, as they only had 36 hours to work on it. They were given a headstart with some of the problem statements, and it is evident that the winning teams actually worked on it the moment the problem statements were released. I think it's also interesting for the Singapore students to have some kind of benchmark internationally as to where they stand, and it's actually an eye-opener for them.”
 
The hackathon is the first of its kind and it was suggested by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his official State visit to Singapore in June 2018. The hackathon had 20 teams of three university students each from India and Singapore, participating in a 36-hour challenge at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) from 12th to 14th November. 
 
The High Commission of India in Singapore facilitated the Singapore-India Hackathon in collaboration with Ministries of Education and Foreign Affairs of Singapore. 
 
The 20 participating teams competed to build innovative tech solutions that address the theme "Smart Campus". This includes presenting their own original ideas, such as on how to navigate a campus efficiently outdoors and indoors, how to enhance learning using technology, how to manage one's digital identity, and many more. The teams also proposed solutions focused on parking on campus, effective learning, event management, and personal security.
 
The winners are: 
 
Singapore:

1st Prize: Team Vandhe (NTU Singapore), comprising Lim Sheng Rui Varick, Dhea Mariesta, and Mandy Wong Suping, proposed a community-based learning platform that encourages student collaboration and mutual learning, and offers professor-approved answers to solution sets for past year papers. 
 
2nd Prize: Team ZPJ (NTU Singapore), comprising Liew Yi An Jordan, Tan Zhi Wei, and Tan Pin Da, came up with an app for users to find their way on campus by offering optimised walking routes and recognising locations based on landmarks.
 
3rd Prize: Team Rakshacam (Singapore University of Technology and Design), comprising Nagaraj Lakshmana Prabhu, Rahul Parthasarathy and Rahul Bhattacharjee, presented a video analytic solution to track vehicles in carparks, and potentially provide users information regarding where their vehicles are located. 
 
India:

1st Prize: IIT Kharagpur Team2, comprising Pranjal Shankhdhar, Madhav Datt and Anurag Bharadwaj, came up with an Augmented Reality navigation app for users to find their way indoors, and which can also be integrated with Google Maps. 
 
2nd Prize: Team NIT Trichy comprising Kartik Venkataraman, Deep Bhattacharyya and Arutselvan D, presented a smart solution that offers students a holistic learning experience by leveraging on mind mapping, keyword extraction and concept analysis. The system can also link students to external resources and subject experts.
 
3rd Prize: Team KillerKode (MIT College of Engineering, Pune) comprising Kunal Atul Khadilkar, Akanksha Surendra Kale, and Rahul Yashwant Barhate, proposed a novel parking management system that uses geotagging and "Sound QR" technologies.

     
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Media contact:

Feisal Abdul Rahman 
Senior Assistant Director 
Corporate Communications Office 
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Email: feisalar(at)ntu.edu.sg


About Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

A research-intensive public university, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has 33,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students in the colleges of Engineering, Business, Science, Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences, and its Interdisciplinary Graduate School. It also has a medical school, the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, set up jointly with Imperial College London.

NTU is also home to world-class autonomous institutes – the National Institute of Education, S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Earth Observatory of Singapore, and Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering – and various leading research centres such as the Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute (NEWRI) and Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N).

Ranked 12th in the world, NTU has been placed the world’s top young university for the past four years. The University’s main campus is frequently listed among the Top 15 most beautiful university campuses in the world and it has 57 Green Mark-certified (equivalent to LEED-certified) building projects comprising more than 230 buildings, of which 95% are certified Green Mark Platinum. Apart from its main campus, NTU also has a campus in Singapore’s healthcare district.
 
For more information, visit www.ntu.edu.sg



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