In the second edition of the Standard Chartered ICT Competition, Taylor’s School of Computing and IT (SOCIT) students, Toh Huey Jing, Choi Hong Yaip, Mohamed Mazin Affan and Naoki Kito, walked away with a RM1,000 cash prize after being named the consolation prize winners.
The students, who called themselves the 5th month team, came up with the innovative idea with creative twist to it. Their submission, called “BagBot” is a high-tech bag enhanced with robotic features which will automatically follow behind the trail of its owner, wherever the owner desires it. The team also came up with a variety of designs for their product to suit users of all ages, background or occupation.
The annual event aims to promote the development of the domestic ICT sector.
In his speech during the award ceremony, Deputy Minister of Science, Technology & Innovation Datuk Dr. Abu Bakar Mohammad Diah said that the competition presents an unprecedented opportunity for university students to appreciate the role of technology and innovation in all of our daily lives.
“It is my fervent hope that all the activities planned in this competition will significantly boost our university student’s creativity in bringing innovative ideas to the competition which in turn will contribute towards the inventory of innovations and knowledge created in the country,” he said.
At the close of the competition in March, the bank received nearly 300 submissions from innovators nationwide, who took advantage of the opportunity and platform to showcase their creativity and turn their ideas into innovation.
SoCIT students also submitted 30 entries in the competition, allowing the School to walk away with the Standard Chartered ICT Competition Challenge Cup.