Advance Solutions Inc. (ASI) is launching the first ASI Technovation Challenge: Green I.T.! around their theme this year – Building a Better Environment. ASI hopes to tap into the talents of the country’s college students to present proposals that can have a measurable and positive impact on the numerous environmental issues facing the country. Selected projects will be progressed to prototype development using an open source device.
“We believe that there is an innovator in the best of us. And we would like to channel this drive to finding solutions that will help build a better environment”, said Jefferson Plaza, ASI general manager.
The ASI Technovation is open to groups of undergraduate students from the same school who represent their respective colleges of computer science, computer engineering, and information technology. Interested applicants can opt to join individually or as a team of five members, who submit the necessary forms to qualify.
Rewards for the winning team presenting the best proposal with a viable prototype will win for themselves and their school, a total of P100,000 worth of cash and I.T. products. Four consolation prizes of P25,000 will be awarded to the runners up.
The main competition is a two-step process. First, each team must submit a project proposal that follows the theme and utilizes the open source kit as part of the prototype design. Five proposals will be chosen based on environmental impact, creativity and originality, viability and team dynamics.
Second, the finalists will build their prototype using available resources. ASI will provide the open source kit, which must be part of the prototype. To nab the top prize, the team must pass the following criteria – team’s presentation and demonstration, functional prototype, quality and excellence of build and project documentation.
The finalists will showcase their prototypes during the 2012 COMDDAP Expo on November 16 to 18 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.
Submission of proposals have been extended until October 15, 2012. For more information visit the ASI Technovation Facebook page or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.