NUS Team beats 146 teams worldwide to win 2018 HILTI IT Competition

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NUS Team beats 146 teams worldwide to win 2018 HILTI IT Competition

8 April 2018



Image: (from left) Mr Martin Nemetz, Head of HILTI IT Asia, Professor Andrew Nee, Terence Siew, Miko Chang, Assoc Prof Ong Soh Khim and He Fan

The NUS team (NUS AR Lab), comprising NGS PhD students, Terence Siew, Miko Chang and He Fan, supervised by NUS Mechanical Engineering Associate Professor Ong SK and Professor Andrew Nee, won the top prize from 147 entries worldwide to emerge as champion of the 2018 HILTI IT Competition with the theme ‘Augmented Reality (AR) and Internet of Things (IoT)’. Other members of the team include NGS PhD students Wang Xin and Li Wenkai.

The final competition was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 28 March 2018. Judging criteria was based on innovation, originality, design, mutual benefit, quality, technical feasibility, sustainability and presentation.

Seven finalist teams converged in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia over a 4-day period, facing a panel of 9 judges, who assessed the teams’ AR / IoT solutions based on technical and scientific merits as well as management and entrepreneurial skills on how to implement the concept successfully in the industry. The assessment was done in two rounds – first round on scientific merits, and the second on implementation plans.

The winning team will receive air fare and a five-night stay at one of Hilti’s strategic IT locations, and they will have the opportunity to learn about Hilti IT services and build their Hilti network.

HILTI Corporation is a Liechtenstein Multinational company that develops, manufactures and markets products for the construction, building maintenance and mining industries. This is the 6th competition they have organised and the first time NUS has entered the competition.

More details on the competition can be found here: https://www.hilti.group/content/hilti/CP/XX/en/non-transactional/misc/it-iot-competition.html