IEEE SS12 INTERNATIONAL PROJECT COMPETITION AND MAKER FAIR 2018

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IEEE SS12 INTERNATIONAL PROJECT COMPETITION AND MAKER FAIR 2018


 IEEE SS12 INTERNATIONAL PROJECT COMPETITION AND MAKER FAIR 2018

The fourth edition of SS12 ASIA: AGE OF INNOVATION 2018, a Coding and Making Challenge jointly organized by Madras IEEE Education Society, Project Possibility and REAL Breakthrough was hosted in NSBM (National School of Business Management) Green University Town, Homagama, Colombo, Sri Lanka by IEEE Sri Lanka section on 8th and 9th of September 2018 in partnership with Universities and leading technology industry companies across Asia Pacific, UAE, Africa and Afganisthan. The challenge is conducted annually to recognize the best social innovation application and this year the theme given was:

EMPATHY TO ENGINEERING: SOLUTIONS FOR MACROISSUES

The theme Empathy to Engineering aims to create a platform for the Engineering Students and professionals to learn Design Thinking the enjoyable way at the same time governed by rules and regulations.  The domains selected were the areas covered by UN Sustainable Development Goals addressing the issues like Poverty and Famine, Disaster Management and first aid, Special Needs, Women Safety, Healthcare, Illiteracy and so on.

Under this the projects were solicited as Mobile Apps or Computer Based or IoT based systems.

 

The event was conducted in four tracks –

INNOVATION CHALLENGE: Pilots were called for and thirty pilots registered from 8 countries. They conducted prelims of the innovation challenge at their planned dates and one team was selected as winner. The winner was selected on the basis of the Creativity, novelty and usefulness to society.

MAKER FAIR: Maker Fair track is organized to help the students display their technical skills and team work. Under this abstracts will be called for and evaluated for their social usefulness and ability to be converted into a product.

SS12 JUNIOR EINSTEIN TRACK:

Fresh minds cater for fresh innovations in the domains untouched and for the issues unresolved. School children with innovative ideas were invited to submit projects on the theme given.

SS12 VIRTUAL TRACK:

Participants who cannot reach the venue physically were invited to register for virtual track to present their projects online. This track is introduced for the countries for which pilots are not available.

 

The finals were conducted to a huge 400 plus number of participants, out of which 301 were IEEE members, from all the above countries with all different tracks planned meticulously. A volunteer force of above 100 young professionals from India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh and USA worked towards making it a grand success.

Speakers were invited from the above countries as well as juries. The total number of projects for the finals were around 140 on all tracks put together. The topics discussed on invited talks by speakers from industry and academia varied from the theme of the event to innovation basics, how to commercialize the projects  and so on.

  • Zia Ahmed :Chair, IEEE Australia Council (2017-2018) & R10 EXCOM Member (2007 – 2016)
  • Parkash Lohana :Associate Professor and Head of Computer Science at Usman Institute of Technology Karachi, Pakistan
  • Divyanshu Verma :Senior Manager Software Development - Intel Corporation
  • P. A. Manoharan :Chairperson - IEEE Madras Section
  • S. Salivahanan : Chairperson - IEEE Signal Processing Society, Chennai Chapter, Madras Section
  • Chris Doering :   Cross-disciplinary Designer and Innovation Consultant, Ventura Frontier Lanka, Co-Founder - Open Design City, Berlin
  • Dileeka Dias : Dean - Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Moratuwa
  • (Eng.) Nalin Karunasinghe : Consultant R&D - JLanka Technologies, Former Senior Lecturer - Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Moratuwa
  • Jehan Wijesinghe : Co-Founder and CEO - IgniterSpace

The two days marked a high quality tech time for all the people concerned and the prizes were distributed for the different tracks to the tune of three prizes each with $1000 as the first prize, $500 as the second prize and $300 as the third prize. The event was considered as one of the most vibrant events with 500 plus people ranging from school children to engineering graduates and mentors and teachers flocking around the 100 plus projects exhibited and presented, all vying with each other to produce best solutions for social issues.

The event ended with the promise of the next edition of the event being hosted by Stamford University, Thailand.



  Date and Time

  Location

  Hosts

  Registration



  • Start time: 08 Sep 2018 08:45 AM
  • End time: 09 Sep 2018 05:00 PM
  • All times are (GMT+05:30) Asia/Calcutta
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  • hosted in NSBM (National School of Business Management) Green University Town
  • Homagama
  • Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Sri Lanka

  • Hosted at NSBM (National School of Business Management) Green University Town, Homagama, Colombo, Sri Lanka by IEEE Sri Lanka section

  • Co-sponsored by R00133 - Madras Section






Agenda

Projects presented in each track and the winners are given below:

S.No

Track

No of Projects

No of participants

No of countries

Winning project

University

1

Innovation Challenge

17

47

8

TWO MODE PNEUMATIC DAMPING PROSTHETIC LEG FOR ABOVE-KNEE AMPUTEES

MES College of Engineering, Kerala, India

2

Maker fair

 

34

110

6

Augmented Reality Education (AR-Vidhya)

Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Nagpur. India

3

Junior Einstein

27

83

3

1. Blind Walker

 

 

2. Safety App

1. Royal College, Sri Lanka

2. Mahatma Montessori K.K. Nagar, India

4

Virtual Track

60

180

7

Smart Band for Sr.Citizens

University of Dhaka, Bangladesh



NSBM Green University Town, Homagama, Colombo, Sri Lanka by IEEE Sri Lanka section