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Johor Grand Challenge 2018 Details

Theme : Smart Tourism

Location : IskandarSpace, Unit 02-02, Level 2, CIMB Leadership Academy, No. 3, Jalan Medini Utara 1, Medini Iskandar, 79200 Iskandar Puteri, Johor

Date : 7th to 9th September 2018

Challenge : Develop solutions to promote Iskandar Puteri attractions, enhance visitor experience, provide information about local attractions, encourage visitors to explore them, promote local businesses and events. Participants should focus their MVP to the Iskandar Puteri area.

The data set will be prepared and provided by Iskandar Investment Berhad, which would include :Grand Challenge 2018 Hackathon 02 - Johor

  • Location map
  • Local attractions
  • Promotions
  • Other relevant data

Participants that require additional data sets should make their requests by 10 August 2018.

Specifications : Solutions developed must make use of one of these technologies :

  • Internet of Things
  • Augmented Reality or Virtual Reality
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Big Data Analytics

Requirements : Participants must create a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) within 36 hours, with a focus on :

  • Functionality and usability
  • Marketing strategies and commercial angle
  • Business model for the product developed

Teams should comprise of 3-5 members with tech and/or business backgrounds. They must stay in Iskandar Space during the hackathon but are allowed to explore the area to gather details, pictures or other necessary information.

Stakeholders : Iskandar Investment Berhad and Iskandar Puteri

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Kuala Lumpur Grand Challenge 2018 Details

Theme : Occupancy Sensors For Parking Lots + Garage Lighting System

Location : KnowledgeCom, 3 Two Square, Petaling Jaya

Date : 21st to 23rd September 2018

Problem Statement : First Solar is a photovoltaic manufacturer of ridge thin film modules (solar panels), and a provider of utility-scale PV power plants and supporting services.

The scope for this hackathon is narrowed down to office parking lots where all lights need to be dimmed whenever there is no car or movement. However, the lights need to automatically brighten when movement is observed, and an alert notification sent out.

Specifications : In addition to the automatic dimming and brightening of the lights, the system needs to generate two specific reports :

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  • Report on each detected movement, which sends a distress signal with vehicle geo-location, speed, and photo with registration number, etc.
  • Report on monthly energy usage and the amount of energy saved.

Participants must develop a solution that is cost effective and easy to implement. Organisers will not provide any hardware, so participants should prepare and bring their own hardware.

Requirements : Participants must create a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) within 36 hours, with a focus on :

  • Functionality and usability
  • Marketing strategies and commercial angle
  • Business model for the product developed

Teams should comprise of 3-5 members with tech and/or business backgrounds. They must stay in KnowledgeCom during the hackathon.

Data Set : The data set will be prepared and provided by the organisers, and include :

  • Energy consumption calculator (kWh sample)
  • First Solar contact information
  • Other relevant data

Potential Stakeholders : First Solar Malaysia Sdn Bhd.

Up for the challenge? REGISTER NOW!

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