The Philippines wins one of three top slots in the Intel DST Asia Pacific Challenge 2012 in Bangalore, India
Team Robolex with its innovation on Robotic Exoskeletal Leg for Partial Gait Rehabilitation won first runner up during the recently held Intel DST Asia Pacific Challenge 2012 in Bangalore India last August 6-10. The country shared this honor with Indonesia, and the prize money of USD7500.
Robolex was represented by Ms. Danielle Marie Lo, Jam Lewis Peñas, and Liara Bigie Chuatoco in India, all fresh graduates from the Manufacturing Engineering Management Department of the De La Salle University. Their innovation was a gold thesis awardee.
The Competition was of one of the highlights of the Asia Entrepreneurship Summit, organized by the Intel, the Department of Science and Technology (India) and the Asia Pacific Incubator Network (APIN). The APIN is composed of 24 countries throughout the Asia Pacific Region of which the Philippines is a member. Ayala Foundation is the country implementer for the Philippines through its Technology and Entrepreneurship Group.
More than 250 participants participated in the conference which included talks on business formation, VC funding and business incubation by various speakers across the region.
Another Philippine team, Technominds-Easco, Inc. also presented their E-Wallet innovation for MFIs and farmers. This team was comprised likewise of DLSU graduates.