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Dear Students, ...

Dear Students,

The UMI Innovation Contest has officially opened! The contest information can be viewed on the powerpoint slide in the link below. There are attractive prizes to be won.
For more information about the contest, do approach us at our lunchtime roadshows from 12-15 March 2012.
Do help spread the contest to your friends and Coursemates.
Hope to see all of you in the contest.

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    UMI Innovation Contest UMI Innovation Contest Presentation Transcript

    • Urban Mobility InitiativeUMI Innovation Contest2 March 2012Supported by:
    • UMI Innovation Contest2 March 2012________________________________________________Eligibility• This contest is open to all current NUS students. Participants can enter individually or as a team with a maximum of 5 members .• There are 2 categories in the contest- Idea Development and Prototype Development. Participants can only participate in one of the categories.• For full details of eligibility, please refer to the official UIC Terms and Conditions.
    • UMI Innovation Contest2 March 2012________________________________________________Details of the contest• The purpose of this contest is to uncover talents who are interested in urban transportation and mobility amongst the student population of NUS. UMI, in collaboration with NCS and MHIESA hopes to explore valuable ideas from the students and work with the students to shape the future of urban mobility in the world.• The contest will be separated into 2 categories- Idea Development Contest and Prototype Development Contest, and a bonus round. Interested participants can choose to participate in either of these categories.
    • UMI Innovation Contest 2 March 2012 ____________________________________________ ____Details of the contestThe following are some examples of the fields in urban mobility. However, urbanmobility is definitely not restricted to these points only. Traffic Theory, modelling, simulation Safety System (road safety) V2V & V2I communications Intelligent Vehicles Alternate Fuel Traffic Control Systems Traffic and communications networks Technology for ITS user services Driver assistance Toll collection system Sensors and Actuators Vision systems and processing Multi-modal ITS
    • UMI Innovation Contest 2 March 2012 ____________________________________________ ____Some Urban Mobility innovations already in the market: Smartphone- SG Buses, Summon Auntie, etc Maps- Google Map, OneMap, etc Sensors- Roads, traffic junctions, carparks, etc Smart Vehicles Public Transport- Ezlink system
    • UMI Innovation Contest2 March 2012________________________________________________The UMI Innovation Contest comprises 2 categoriesand a bonus round:Idea Development Competition- Participants are required to brainstorm and create a new feasible product that can improve urban mobility in today’s world. The idea/concept of the product has to be submitted in the form of a report and/or video, and it has to include full details of how the product will work, how it will be produced, and how will it benefit urban mobility. There is no need to produce a prototype for the idea. The report and/or video will be judged. The report should not be longer than 10,000 words.
    • UMI Innovation Contest2 March 2012________________________________________________The UMI Innovation Contest comprises 2 categoriesand a bonus round:Prototype Development Competition- Participants are required to brainstorm and create a new feasible product that can improve urban mobility in today’s world. A report has to be submitted together with the product, and the report has to include full details of how the product will work and how will it benefit urban mobility. On top of the report, a prototype with complete functionality has to be developed and submitted. Both the report and the prototype submitted will be judged. The report should not be longer than 10,000 words.
    • UMI Innovation Contest2 March 2012________________________________________________The UMI Innovation Contest comprises 2 categoriesand a bonus round:Bonus Round- After the whole competition, participants who produced the top entries will be invited to participate in the bonus round. In this bonus round, participants will be invited to a joint collaboration with MHIESA or NCS, whereby they will be given the chance to develop the products further on an industrial scale together with the engineers from the companies. The development of their product will be fully funded. However, they may be required to go through formal undertaking/contract with the respective companies.
    • UMI Innovation Contest2 March 2012________________________________________________Examples of Prototypes: Software or Smartphone App Physical Product/hardware/gadget Mechanisms or Machineries Etc.The prototypes should display the functions of theactual product.
    • UMI Innovation Contest 2 March 2012 ____________________________________________ ____Judging CriteriaIdea Development Contest Impact- What does the product help people to do? What are the alternatives users have to using the Product and why is your Product better? Market- Is there potentially a sizeable and/or clearly defined targeted group that the Product is designed for? How well will it appeal to the targeted market? Originality- How original the product is? What is the products unique selling proposition (USP)? Are there similar products currently in the market? Functionality- Is the Product closely related to Urban Mobility? Have the functions of the Product provided improvements in the field of Urban Mobility? How well does it relate to Urban Mobility? Report- Has the report covered the essence of the product? Was
    • UMI Innovation Contest 2 March 2012 ____________________________________________ ____Judging CriteriaPrototype Development Contest• 50% will be judged based on the idea, and 50% will be judged based on the prototype submitted. Impact- What does the product help people to do? What are the alternatives users have to using the Product and why is your Product better? Market- Is there potentially a sizeable and/or clearly defined targeted group that the Product is designed for? How well will it appeal to the targeted market? Originality- How original the product is? What is the products unique selling proposition (USP)? Are there similar products currently in the market? Functionality- Is the Product closely related to Urban Mobility? Have the functions of the Product provided improvements in the field of Urban Mobility? How well does it relate to Urban Mobility? Report- Has the report covered the essence of the product? Was the report professional? Was there plagiarism? Viral Potential- Is the Product indispensible? Will it be used by users frequently? Polish and Appeal- How well do the packaging of the product appeal to users? Is the product user friendly?
    • UMI Innovation Contest 2 March 2012 ____________________________________________ ____Awards: Prizes will be distributed as follows; all prizes are in SGD:Idea Development Contest 1st prize: $1,000 2nd prize: $600 3rd prize: $300Prototype Development Contest 1st prize: $2,000 2nd prize: $1,000 3rd prize: $500 Commendation awards: $200Certificate of Commendation will be presented to Participants whoproduced the top 10 entries in each category.
    • UMI Innovation Contest2 March 2012________________________________________________Important dates to take note: 2 March 2012- UMI: UIC announcement 12-15 March 2012- UIC lunchtime Road shows 6 April 2012- Final Date for pre-registration 27 July 2012- Final Submission of report and/or product 28 July - 28 Aug 2012- Judging Period 31 Aug 2012- Announcement of Winners
    • UMI Innovation Contest 2 March 2012 ____________________________________________ ____How to Submit your Entry: The deadline for Submission is 27 July 2012 at 11:59:59hrs. Late submissions will not be entertained. For ‘Idea Development Contest’, the report should be submitted in hard copy (printed) together with soft copy (.doc file) to UMI office. For ‘Prototype Development Contest’, the prototype, together with the report should be submitted to UMI office. The report should be submitted in both hard copy (printed) and soft copy (.doc file). UMI office is located at National University of Singapore (NUS) Department of Civil Engineering Block E1 #08-13. You may come personally to submit your report and/or prototype, or mail it to 3 Engineering Drive 2, National University of Singapore, Block E1, #08-18. Singapore 117578 .
    • UMI Innovation Contest 2 March 2012 ____________________________________________ ____Registration: To register, visit the UMI Facebook page: www.facebook.com/urbanmobilityinitiative Download the registration form from the Facebook page and email the registration form to umi@nus.edu.sg. You can also proceed to our booth during our lunchtime road shows from 12-16 March. Our professional partners will be at the road show to answer to any of your queries. Visit our Facebook Page for more information about our road shows. There is no closing date to our registration. However, participants who pre-registered with us will be entitled for consultations with our professional partners with regards to their entries. Pre-registration: Participants who submitted their registration before 6 April 2012 will fall under the pre-registered category.
    • UMI Innovation Contest2 March 2012________________________________________________Contact Official: For any clarification, you may either contact UMI at 6516 5393, email umi@nus.edu.sg, or visit the UMI Facebook page http://facebook.com/urbanmobility.
    • UMI Innovation Contest 2 March 2012 ____________________________________________ ____Lunchtime Roadshow: There is a series of Lunchtime roadshows planned. Visit us at the roadshows from 11am-2pm on the following dates and locations for more details:12/3/2012 (Mon)- Faculty of Engineering, outside LT613/3/2012 (Tue)- Faculty of Engineering, outside LT615/3/2012 (Thur)- School of Computing, Business Canteen
    • UMI Innovation Contest2 March 2012________________________________________________UMI Facebook Page: http://facebook.com/urbanmobility You may LIKE or ADD UMI on Facebook to receive regular updates and feeds on the UMI Innovation Contest and other UMI related news. You may also participate in the Forums which can be found in the UMI Facebook page.
    • UMI Innovation Contest2 March 2012________________________________________________Thank You !