Friday, November 20, 2015

Brainsparks to Conduct Sparkathon

Posted By: The Mail Man - Friday, November 20, 2015

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Brainsparks to Conduct Sparkathon: A Collaborative Hackshop on Internet of Things Brainsparks is all set to conduct a three-day industry-academe-government hackshop entitled, “IoT (Internet of Things) for a Changing World” from November 27 to 29 at Lima Park Hotel in Malvar, Batangas.

The hackathon-cum-workshop organized by Brainsparks is part of its main thrust to bring together and empower stakeholders in the Philippine innovation ecosystem to spur further economic and social development and growth.

The innovative workshop is organized in partnership with Department of Science and Technology, the Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD), Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines, Inc. (SEIPI), Fastech Synergy Philippines Inc., local hardware start-ups JumpSparc and Tinkbox, and local maker community group PhilRobotics.

The workshop aims to promote collaboration between different sector specialists. The delegates are expected to prototype solutions that will address problems related to the environment (e.g. water quality monitoring systems, haze/smog sensor networks, or even noise pollution solutions); agriculture (soil quality monitoring, automated irrigation, or affordable hydroponics solutions); or urban development (for example traffic monitoring, automated movement based street lights, or flood flow tracking).

Practitioners in the startup scene from JumpSparc, Tinkbox and PhilRobotics will facilitate the hands-on group activities. On the last day of the seminar, the teams will present their final output to a panel of judges comprised of community leaders and innovation experts. The jury will select the most promising concept from among the presentations.

Hackshop facilitators include JumpSparc founder Elymer Apoa, JumpSaprc co-founder Mike Albano, Tinkbox founder Allen Pilares, Startup coach Artie Lopez, and Brainsparks Innovation hub
founder Lionel Belen.

Also happening one the first day of the event is a forum entitled, “Identifying Gaps in the Innovation Ecosystem: Opportune Areas of Collaboration” where both local technology leaders from SEIPI and startup founders will share insights about the various issues shaping today’s technological milieu both in the Philippines context and in relation to the rest of the world.

For inquiries, call: Rene I. Dela Cruz / 09175645263/ ridelacruz@fastech.com.ph





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