"This Is IoT" Contest 2018

Make the Future Yours.
About the Contest

An application-based competition for tertiary students in Singapore

Siemens Digital Factory in Singapore is organizing its first application-based contest, open to tertiary students in Singapore, with the aim of challenging our next generation of engineers to develop practical automation solutions for everyday life using the LOGO! 8 and new SIMATIC IOT2040!

Objectives:

  • Promote the importance of technical / skilled personnel in Singapore
  • Recognize the technical talents and skills of our youth
  • Raise the standard of excellence in technical skills through competition
  • Generate greater public awareness and interest in technical education
  • Introduction of new competition skills that are strategic to Singapore
  • Promote recognition of skills through competition

 

Possible Application Themes:

  • HDB
  • Transportation
  • General Data / Sensor Connectivity
  • Healthcare
  • Industrial
  • Food & Beverage
  • Educational Institutions
  • etc.
Eligibility

Who can participate?

The "This Is IoT" contest is an intra-school competition, where participating tertiary institutions in Singapore can send up to five (5) representative teams, with two (2) students per team, to compete.

 

Each team will be given up to two (2) months to implement at least one (1) application from the suggested themes as project entry for this contest.  Upon successful registration, Siemens Singapore will give each team one (1) set of hardware and software to commence their project.

 

 

Participating students must be:

 

  • Of the pre-defined age at the point of registration, as per agreement between the participating school and Siemens (generally between 16 to 21 years old)
  • Currently enrolled in the participating school
  • Undergoing or having completed engineering or any relevant course at the participating school
  • Endorsed by the participating school
Judging Criteria & Prizes

What it takes to win

Each team will have ten (10) minutes to present their innovations to a panel of distinguished judges.  The panel's final decision on a winning team per school will be based on the following criteria:

 

  • Technical Use of Technology     -- 30%
  • Creativity                                      -- 20%
  • Practical Use                                -- 20%
  • Audience Impact                         -- 15%
  • Social Relevance                          -- 15%

 

Each participating team walks away with a limited edition "This Is IoT" goodie bag. 

 

But only one (1) team per school will emerge the champion and take home attractive prizes!

Hardware & Software Provided

About the equipment

The SIMATIC IOT2040 as well as the LOGO! 8 come with both simplicity and an incredible, game-changing potential that is waiting to be unlocked by the younger generation.

 

With the "This Is IoT" contest, we aim to challenge students to think outside the box and take the first step towards making the future of their dreams a reality – a future in which systems of interrelated devices transfer data and interact with each other over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction; a future where we unleash the full imaginative potential of our most valuable asset – our youths.

 

This is IoT!  Make the future yours.

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FAQ

Questions about the contest?

Siemens Digital Factory in Singapore is organizing its first application-based contest, open to tertiary students in Singapore, with the aim of challenging our next generation of engineers to develop practical automation solutions for everyday life using the LOGO! 8 and new SIMATIC IOT2040!

It is an intra-school competition, where participating tertiary institutions in Singapore can send up to five (5) representative teams, with two (2) students per team, to compete.

Each team will be given up to two (2) months to implement at least one (1) application from the suggested themes as project entry for this contest.  Upon successful registration, Siemens Singapore will give each team one (1) set of hardware and software to commence their project.

Participating students must be:

  • Of the pre-defined age at the point of registration, as per agreement between the participating school and Siemens (generally between 16 to 21 years old)
  • Currently enrolled in the participating school
  • Undergoing or having completed engineering or any relevant course at the participating school
  • Endorsed by the participating school

Each team will be given up to two (2) months to implement at least one (1) application from the suggested themes as project entry for this contest.

Possible Application Themes:

  • HDB
    Applicable in general housing situations.  (E.g.: Facilities management, lighting, multi-purpose halls, vending machines, etc.)

  • Transportation
    Applicable in the transportation industry, both public and commercial.  (E.g.: Fleet management, smart vehicle applications, etc.)

  • General Data / Sensor Connectivity
    Applicable for data management / streamlining / manipulation (E.g.: Infrastructure, parks, parking, etc.)

  • Healthcare
    Applicable in the health sector (E.g.: Patient care, material dispensing, etc.)

  • Industrial
    Applicable in the industrial sector in logistics (E.g.: Automated guided vehicles, in data gathering and concentration, in remote access procedures, as well as energy monitoring, etc.)

  • Food & Beverage
    Applicable in food & beverage related applications (E.g.: Food trucks, vending machines, hawker centers, etc.)

  • Educational Institutions
    Applicable in and around educational institutions (E.g.: Kiosks, facilities, lockers, etc.)

  • etc.

Each team will have ten (10) minutes to present their innovations to a panel of distinguished judges.  The panel's final decision on a winning team per school will be based on the following criteria:

  • Technical Use of Technology (Effectiveness & combination of implemented technology)    -- 30%
  • Creativity (Thinking outside of the box, Developing a unique solution)                                    -- 20%
  • Practical Use (Real-world applicability, Transferability to day-to-day business / life)                -- 20%
  • Audience Impact (Aesthetics, Overall look & feel, Team presentation)                                      -- 15%
  • Social Relevance (Positive impact on society & environment)                                                     -- 15%

To implement at least one (1) application from the suggested themes as project entry for this contest, Siemens Singapore will provide each school with five (5) sets of equipment consisting of:

  • 1 piece SIMATIC IOT2040
  • 1 piece SIMATIC IOT I/O Module
  • 1 piece LOGO! 8
  • 1 piece LOGO! Soft Comfort Version 8.0
  • 1 piece 24VDC Power Supply

Each school can claim expenses needed to complete the project such as machines, tools and materials (e.g.: wires, covers, paint, etc.) needed for the competition worth up to S$200.00 per team during the competition period.

No claims will be reimbursed without presentation of official receipts.

Contest participants are encouraged to visit the following Forum to find additional information as well as application examples, introductory videos etc., on the equipment provided.

SIMATIC IOT2040 Forum:  https://support.industry.siemens.com/tf/ww/en/conf/60/

Siemens Singapore will also schedule a maximum of three (3) visits for each school for project status updates.

Request for an Info Package

This Is IoT– Contest Info Package

Interested tertiary institutions may provide us with your contact details and we will respond to you shortly.