Ideathon 2018 - UNIMAS

Using technology to make an even bigger impact in the world, especially for the benefit of communities and businesses, leading towards sustainable progress for members of communities around the world. This was the key objective of the Ideathon 2018, a platform providing our youth with the opportunity to explore possible solutions for everyday problems.

A collaborative effort between The Telecommunication Technology Committee (TTC) Japan, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) and University College of Technology Sarawak (UCTS), this two - day event (5-6 December 2018) saw the participation of 74 bright young minds across faculties from both UNIMAS and UCTS. The competition was organised at the new myCapsule Space Lab, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, UNIMAS.

Over a period of 24 hours, the students worked hard with their teams, constructing ideas to integrate with the themes selected for the event, which were eEducation, eHealth, eAgriculture, eDisaster Management, eEnvironment Management, eTourism and Smart Cities. Each team worked endlessly to come up with the best solution to their identified problems, before pitching their ideas in front of an international judging panel of Computer Science and Information Technology experts.

At the end of the exciting 24 hours, the team SMART LRB was chosen as the Ideathon 2018 champions. Team members Bhavani A/P Renganathan, Rupini A/P Muniandy, Logasshini A/P Nilavezhilan, addressed issues and solutions in the area of e-Disaster. Coming in second place was the team The BitJunkeys, comprising of members Ee Min Jie, Farhaan Iqbal, Koh Zhe Wei and Qan Khai Mun. The third runner-up was team Sffic, comprising of members Lim Zhi Yong, Ong Hui Xin, Sin Han Jinn and Goh Suk Chin. The three winning teams also walked away with cash prizes of RM1000, RM700 and RM500 respectively.

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Programme

5th Dec 2018 (Wednesday)

Time

Activity

Venue

8.30

Registration

myCapsule Lab

9.00

Opening remarks

myCapsule Lab

9.15

Housekeeping

myCapsule Lab

9.20

Objectives and Agenda

myCapsule Lab

9.40

Start of Ideathon

myCapsule Lab

12.30

Lunch (Staff Lounge, Level 1, FSKTM)

Staff Lounge, Level 1, FSKTM

2.00

Ideathon continues

myCapsule Lab

6.00

Dinner

Staff Lounge, Level 1, FSKTM

6.00 pm – 6.00 am (6/12/18)

Ideathon continues

myCapsule Lab

6th Dec 2018 (Thursday)

Time

Activity

Venue

6.00am (until 3pm)

Ideathon continues

myCapsule Lab

8.00

Breakfast (Staff Lounge, Level 1, FSKTM)

Staff Lounge, Level 1, FSKTM

9.00

Submission of proposals

myCapsule Lab

9-11:00

Time-out for Participants

11:00

Presentation (23 groups)

myCapsule Lab

1.00 

Lunch

Staff Lounge, Level 1, FSKTM

1.00

Judges’ Meeting

ISITI meeting room

2.00

Speech

myCapsule Lab

2.30 p.m.

Closing, Prize giving, token of appreciation & photo taking

myCapsule Lab

Organizing Committee & Mentors

  1. Japan 
    1. Dr Hideyuki Iwata
    2. Dr. Hideki Yamamoto
    3. Mr. Masatoshi Mano
    4. Mr. Kazunori Tanikawa
  2. Philippines (Ateneo de Manila University) 
    1. Dr Nathanial Libatique
    2. Mr Daniel Jeffery Lagazo
    3. Mr. Dominic Solpico
    4. Mr Marion Ivan Tan
  3. Malaysia
    1. Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) 
      1. Assoc Prof Dr Fitri Suraya Mohamad
      2. Dr Johari bin Abdullah
      3. Dr Stephanie Chua
      4. Dr Sze San Nah
      5. Dr Kamal Othman
      6. Dr Abdulrazak al-Hababi
      7. Mr Adam Francis
      8. Ms. Jaya Laxshmi
    2. University College of Technology Sarawak (UCTS) 
      1. Professor Datuk Dr Khairuddin Ab Hamid
      2. Mr Loh Chee Wyai
      3. Mr Daniel Tan
  4. Mentors
    1. Mr Abdul Rahman bin Mat
    2. Miss Vanessa Wee
    3. Dr Lim Phei Chin
    4. Mr Jonathan Sidi
    5. Tuan Haji Ahmad Hadinata bin Fauzi
    6. Dr Nuha binti Loling Othman
    7. Dr Mohammad bin Hossin
    8. Assoc Prof Dr Noor Alamshah bin Bolhassan
    9. Dr Abdulrazak Yahya Saleh Al-Hababi
    10. Dr Rehman Ullah Khan

Participants

 

Outcomes

 

Report

Please click here for full report.

Official website: Click here 

Photos

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