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Transport solutions stand out at Smart’s innovation awards

Transport solutions stood out from among 10 #FutureReady 5G and Internet of Things entries that vied for over one million pesos total worth of prizes at the Grand Finals of the 15th SWEEP Innovation and Excellence Awards. 

Transport solutions stand out at Smart’s innovation awards
Eventual grand prize winner CarSpace team from University of San Jose-Recoletos presents their parking solution during the final pitch.
Spearheaded by Philippines’ leading wireless services provider Smart Communications, the SWEEP Awards is an annual competition that encourages innovation and excellence in wireless applications development among students of tertiary schools. 

The search is part of Smart’s Wireless Engineering Education Program, an industryacademe linkage initiative for colleges and universities that offer Electronics and Communication Engineering and Information Technology courses. 

Guided by #SWEEP15’s theme “#FutureReady: Creative Innovations Beyond Imagination”, judges narrowed down the competition from over 160 entries to the following 10 solutions: LYNIA by Asia Pacific College, ALERTO by Bicol University-Polangui Campus, MOSFAS by Camarines Sur Polytechnic Colleges, Palaymo by Mapua University, ARGOS by National Teachers College, BeeNotified and Smart FDAS by Technological University of the Philippines, Car Space by University of San Jose-Recoletos, iFarm by the University of the Cordilleras, and PONDORA by University of the Immaculate Conception. 

In the end, the grand prize was awarded to CarSpace by the University of San Jose–Recoletos. Students Noel Daniel Seldura, Jesury Thomas Gadiane, and Kevin Cerdon developed the parking solution along with the help of mentor Eric Magto. The team received Php 300,000 cash and a slot for Huawei’s two-week technological study trip in China for their Seeds for the Future program. 

Students from Asia Pacific College bagged the 1st runner up award for their LYNIA line queuing application and received a cash prize of Php 200,000. A standout among other 5G and IoT entries, bee-keeping innovation BeeNotified by students from the Technological University of the Philippines –Manila was named 2nd runner up and took home P100,000. 

All finalists were awarded with a cash prize of P50,000. Ericsson also presented Php 20,000 to the team from National Teachers for the People’s Choice award. 

For 15 years, Smart has partnered with SWEEP schools to help them produce industry-ready ECE and IT graduates by leveraging on its network, infrastructure, and technologies. 

Transport solutions stand out at Smart’s innovation awards
This year’s podium finishers are teams from the University of San Jose-Recoletos, grand champion (center);  Asia Pacific College, first runner-up (right); and Technological University of the Philippines-Manila, second runner-up.
For more information on SWEEP, visit www.facebook.com/sweepschools or send an email to [email protected] 

Topics: #FutureReady 5G , 15th SWEEP Innovation and Excellence Awards , Smart Communications

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