The 2022 UAiTED Innovation Competition had concluded on the 13th August 2022.
Students of the UAiTED member universities from Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, and Taiwan formed cross-institution and cross-regional teams to come up with innovative solutions on the themes Healthy Lives, Education, Ecosystem for Innovation, Climate Action and Sustainable Energy referencing the UN’s SDGs.
The 2022 UAiTED Innovation Competition is designed to fulfill two objectives:
- Leverage high-tech innovation to facilitate ideas and solutions for problems related to some categories among the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) announced by the United Nations (UN).
- Facilitate cross-regional, multicultural, and interdisciplinary global talent development.
In this competition, students will need to identify any potential or existing problems of the selected theme and propose solutions that include any emerging technologies and novel business models to support future commercialization.
More than 200 students from the 16 member universities participated in the first round of the competition. After a tough discussion by the reviewers, 8 teams make it to the final round of the competition. After one month of final improvement and collaboration with mentors, each finalist team has worked extremely hard to enhance their proposals and prepare their presentations. The final competition kicked off on Saturday, August 13th. This years final were done in hybrid mode, with participants in Taiwan joining us on-site at Sheraton Grand Hotel Taipei, and participants outside of Taiwan joining us online. 8 finalist teams gathered to showcase their greatest ideas to all audiences and reviewers, in the hopes of winning the competition awards. The following is the list of finalists:
This competition promised USD 5,000 for the Gold award, USD 3,500 for the Silver award, and USD 2,500 for the Bronze award. The competition this year is very tight among all finalists and all eight teams presentation are of good quality. After careful discussion among the reviewers panel, 4 awards (1 Gold, 1 Silver and 2 Bronze) were awarded to 4 teams. Today, we are excited to announce the winners of the 2022 UAiTED Innovation Competition.
SGF designed an Intelligent Digital Rectal Exam(DRE) Device, that can improve patients’ and doctors’ willingness to accept DRE, which for early detection and treatment of rectal cancer.
Chiung Jung Chiu, National Cheng Kung University (Leader)
Hsin Tse Lu, National Tsing Hua University
Zhao Wei Yeoh, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman
SILVER AWARD: Team Envero
Envero is a packaging solution provider for e-commerce business platform, providing them with specially designed reusable packaging. Furthermore, Envero creates a circular logistics system, enhancing recollection of reusable packaging with tracking using radiofrequency identification (RFID) technology.
Yoong Sze Yeong, Nanyang Technological University (Leader)
Sin May Wong, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman
Chik Mun Long, University Tunku Abdul Rahman
Shi Zhou Tan, Nanyang Technological University
Ng Yi Van, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman
Kah Hsing Tan, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman
BRONZE AWARD: Team Nova Fascia
Nova Fascia designed a sensor-embedded, hydrogel-based smart bandage, that atopic dermatitis patients can conveniently track their triggers and symptoms, and monitor their skin pathophysiology real-time.
Tay Yu Tian Danielle, National University of Singapore (Leader)
Pei Yi Loh, Nanyang Technological University
Jia Dong James Wang, Nanyang Technological University
Lai Sze Leung, City University of Hong Kong
Mark Ng Jun Qi, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman
Janani Krishnamurthy, Nanyang Technological University
BRONZE AWARD: Team Tree.io
Tree.io proposed the idea of converting foodwaste to concrete through the specially designed chemical process called foodify.
Man Yin Cheung, National Chengchi University (Leader)
Jia Sheng Chua, Nanyang Technological University
Te Ling Liu, National Chengchi University
Jun Tung Lai, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Zi Mun Chen, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman
Wing Yian Hiew, Nanyang Technological University
Once again congratulations to all 2022 UAiTED Innovation Competition winning teams, who have together made an impact on creating a better and more sustainable future for all. Moreover, special commendation to everyone who has participated in the 2022 UAiTED Innovation Competition, demonstrating the importance of UAiTED's cross-regional collaboration and innovation, as well as advancing the goal of talent development. UAiTED is looking forward to welcoming more students from our member universities to compete next year. We’ll see you soon!