The recent 9th SWEEP Innovation and Excellence Awards has granted cash prizes and product support to inventors for their innovative efforts. Here are the lists of winners.
The champion announced that their system is ready for deployment and can be set up in a home for P30,000 (US$ 740). According to IdeaSpace Foundation president Earl Valencia, submissions by students are showing a change towards mobile applications with electronic systems. Students have also elevated the level of competition, says PLDT and Smart technology head Rolando Peña, the founder of Sweep. Starting this year, the students were required to present a business model for their projects.
This year’s Sweep awards include the involvement of IdeaSpace, in which IdeaSpace will incubate winners’ creations, giving these ideas a clear path for commercialization. Currently, IdeaSpace is incubating three previous Smart Sweep submissions.
Source: Max Limpag
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