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Intel Launches Invent50: An SG50 Competition of Technological Innovation

“I have a process. And the process is: You commit, then you figure out how the heck you’re gonna do it.” – Mick Ebeling

It definitely wouldn’t be news to hear that Singapore is celebrating its Golden Jubilee this weekend. But hey, we’re not the only ones turning 50 this eventful twenty-fifteen. Intel’s co-founder Gordon Moore’s observation in 1965, popularly referred to as Moore’s Law, reinvented the playing field and became a springboard for innovation for the electronics industry. In conjunction with the celebration of this insight, Intel Singapore has launched an empowering competition designed to bring out the best in our Little Red Dot’s youth.

Calling out to innovators aged 18-34 pursuing their Diploma, Bachelor, Master, or Ph.D. degrees full time in an MOE-recognised institution, Intel wants your ideas for a smarter Singapore to be heard. If that doesn’t rev up your thinking caps, they’ve thrown in a grand prize of S$10,000 for the team, a laptop featuring Intel® RealSenseTM 3D Camera plus an Intel® internship opportunity for each member.

Invent50 tests the youngest and brightest to dig deep into who Singapore is, as a community, and use their innovative minds to practically solve today’s challenges. Focus areas may include but are not bounded to: Smart Nation, Home, Mobility and/or Health.

The registration phase of Invent50 is already ongoing, giving students till the 4th of September to submit their new or value-added solutions in teams of three to four. After which, teams of here about a total of 50 students will be mentored by Intel engineers to transform their ideas into practical prototypes in a 2-day bootcamp followed by a 10-week mentorship programme. From a panel of judges comprising of industry experts and partners, three winners will be selected on the feasibilty and innovativeness of their prototype designs. Teams interested in signing up or just to find out more about this exciting opportunity can log on to the Intel Invent50 website.

If you need ideas or some inspiration to get your gears going, check out this inspiring example of Project Daniel – an amazing story of how using the technology already present can improve someone’s life or improve a community’s wellbeing.

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