Indian entry is tops in Asia-PAC innovation challenge

12th August 2012
Indian entry is tops in Asia-PAC innovation challenge
Winners of Intel-DST Asia Pacific Challenge 2012 with distinguished guests of the event [L-R, Dr.Debraj Shome (winner), Kishore Balaji, Head – Strategic Relations, Intel South Asia, Debjani Ghosh, MD, Sales & Marketing Group, Intel South Asia, Dr.R.Rudramoorthy, Principal, PSG College of Technology, Dr.Arbinder Singal (winner), Prof Jerome S. Engel, Founding Executive Director Emeritus, Lester Center for Entrepreneurship, University of California, Berkeley and H.K.Mittal, DST, Govt of India

Arbinder SingalBangalore, August 12, 2012 – India, Indonesia and Philippines saw their teams excel at the 2nd  Intel- DST Asia Pacific Challenge for 2012 for their innovative projects.

 The Indian team led by  Debraj Shome and Arbinder Singal won the first prize for its project on MediAngels,  the world’s first online hospital.

The Indonesia and Philippines teams shared the second prize. Muhammad Endri Infanie and  Rizky Ario Nugroho of Indonesia won the second prize for their project ISARA, a sign language learning application. The Philippines team lead by Danielie Marie Chan Lo & Jam Lewis Pacana Penas won the second prize for their project Robolex, a robotic leg exoskeleton rehabilitation device.

Intel- DST Asia Pacific Challenge 2012 is an initiative in the area of technology innovation to recognize outstanding ideas by technology startups that addresses social issues across 12 Asia-Pacific countries. It is organized by the Asia Pacific Incubation Network (APIN) in collaboration with Intel and the  Indian government’s Department of Science and Technology, across 12 countries in the Asia-Pacific region. It aims to showcase excellence in technology innovation and entrepreneurship under the themes of education, healthcare, energy, environment, employability and technology for the masses.

The event brought together more than 25 imminent Venture Capitalists to judge the innovators and technology startups at the event. The APAC finishing school was a 2 day intervention that witnessed UC Berkeley, National University of Singapore and IIMB mentoring the 24 finalists for the Finals of the ‘Intel DST APAC Challenge’12’.

The Intel-DST 2012 grand winners split a total prize of US$15, 000 for their innovations. The grand winners will also be eligible for a direct entry to showcase their projects at "Intel Global Challenge at UC Berkeley", a premier world stage for technology entrepreneurship.