INDIA: Teams from Japan and Philippines have won the coveted Intel- DST Asia Pacific Challenge for 2011 for their innovative projects. The Japanese team led by Eiichi Yamaguchi won the first prize for its Portable UV Index Sensors and their Networking Systems.
Joshua Rueben Go Aragon and Laurence Erich Chiang Co of Philippines won the second prize for their design and fabrication of a jointed articulating laparoscopic tool. Intel- DST Asia Pacific Challenge 2011 is a unique initiative in the area of technology innovation to recognize outstanding ideas by youth and technology start ups that address social issues across 10 Asia-Pacific countries.
The Intel-DST Asia Pacific Challenge, is designed for individual innovators and technology startups, organized by the Asia-Pacific Incubation Network (APIN) in collaboration with Intel and the Department of Science and Technology (Government of India), across 10 countries in the Asia-Pacific region. This initiative aims to showcase excellence in technology innovation and entrepreneurship in Asia-Pacific, to deliver innovation and entrepreneurship in business incubation in the Asia Pacific.
The Intel-DST 2011 grand winners split a total prize of $15,000 for their innovations. The grand winners will also be eligible for a direct entry to showcase their projects at "Intel Global Challenge at UC Berkeley", a premier world stage for technology entrepreneurship.