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SiTF applauds home-grown innovations

Anuradha Shukla | Oct. 9, 2015
SiTF Awards 2015 recognised some of Singapore's most innovative start up companies and brightest talent for their home-grown achievements.

SiTF Awards 2015 Gold Winners with Steve Leonard, Executive Deputy Chairman and Managing Director of the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) Singapore and Shirley Wong, SiTF Chairman

Singapore has recognised some of its most innovative start up companies and brightest talent for their home-grown achievements.

These companies were recently honoured at the Singapore Infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF) Awards 2015.

SiTF received a total of 300 nominations and 92 made it to the final list. More than 30 innovative products, solutions and applications across 10 categories won trophies during the Gala Dinner presentations.

The Gold award was given to Zimplistic's Rotimatic in the Best Innovative Infocomm Product (Consumer) category.

"The awards have certainly given the winners the local recognition and enhanced their visibility to further excel in the global arena," said Shirley Wong, SiTF's chairman. "The awards also provide the winners with a platform and unique opportunity to be profiled. They can inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs."

Consumer robotics

The Gold winner for Best Innovative Start-up (Early Stage) was Sybo Tech Singapore's Pebby. This company brought consumer robotics into pet-related entertainment.

eCommerce enablers' ShopBack was selected Gold winner for Best Innovative Start-up (Growth Stage). This company was one of the first to introduce Cashback shopping in Southeast Asia.

The Silver award for Best Innovative Use of Infocomm Technology (Private Sector) was given to Concorde Security's I-Man Facility Sprinter. This design-built vehicle is customised for security and building monitoring systems.

The Gold award for the Best Innovative Use of Infocomm Technology (Public Sector was given to both The Immigration & Checkpoint Authority's Flexi Immigration Clearance System, and the State Courts' Integrated Criminal Case Filling and Management System.

"The entries in 2015 were better, more competitive and covered a broader number of solutions," said Lim Swee Cheang, senior adviser, Institute of Systems Science, National University of Singapore, one of the judges and an awards committee member this year. "In the public sector, the standard of innovation and the elegant application of technology to derive solutions were highly impressive. We also had a good mix of startups and SMEs in the consumer space. This is a good sign and shows the maturity of our infocomm industry and sophistication of deployment."


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