Three startup teams win the 2021 Qualcomm Innovate in Taiwan Challenge
Qualcomm announces the results of the 2021 Qualcomm Innovate in Taiwan Challenge (QITC), NUWAR robotics wins champion title and US $ 125,000 check, Heroic-Faith and AVILON win $ 100,000 and $ 75,000 respectively, second place And won the 3rd place.
STLiew, President and VP of Qualcomm Taiwan and Southeast Asia, said this year’s Qualcomm Innovate in Taiwan Challenge startup will use 5G, AI and IoT technologies to bring innovative products and services to healthcare technology, smart cities and drones. He said he was impressed by doing so. , Robotics, and digital conversion solutions. “As 5G becomes more commercialized, digital transformation in the business is accelerating, connecting smarter edge devices to the cloud. This year’s start-ups are proficient in technology and market entry competitiveness. I showed that. “
NUWA Robotics is a startup that provides software and hardware integration for companion robots and related applications. With technical support from Qualcomm and Qualcomm Robotics RB5 platforms, NUWA will be awarded the highest award by upgrading robots with features such as 5G connectivity, artificial intelligence at the edge, machine learning, heterogeneous computing, and smart sensors. I got it. Mobile service robots provide highly customized services and integrated hardware and software solutions to customers in different domains with different needs, which the jury considers to be the potential of the 5G commercial services market. Can be provided.
Heroic-Faith is a medical technology start-up focused on the development of critical care and respiratory monitoring. They have developed a “real-time breath listening monitor” that converts breath sounds into digital data. This digital data can be used for anesthesia breathing monitoring, respiratory arrest identification, and other situations. In a seven-month QITC development program, Heroic-Faith used Qualcomm’s 5G mobile platform to enhance its “real-time breathing listening monitor.” AI identifies and monitors the patient’s condition and notifies the doctor. Clinic, surgery or telecommunications. According to Qualcomm’s press release, this is an important and innovative application for telemedicine and medical technology.
The runner-up, AVILON, provides autonomous drone (UAV) and fleet management solutions for automated drone system applications in a variety of industries. The team leverages the Qualcomm Flight RB5 5G platform to add indoor localization, itinerary planning, and obstacle avoidance capabilities to autonomously navigate the building, increasing the value of product commercialization and industrialization. I was allowed to. Their drone can also land accurately and deliver the details of the monitored details in clear 4K video streaming via 5G communication. Helps expand the commercial use of drone services such as factory inspections and warehouse management.
This is the third year Qualcomm has hosted a QITC contest in Taiwan. Under the guidance of the Ministry of Technology, Qualcomm started the event in January 2021 in collaboration with Taiwan Tech Arena, with more than 120 teams enrolled in the contest. In the final round of May, 10 teams were the finalists. By participating in the final competition and enrolling in the 7-month incubator program, each received a prize of $ 10,000. Qualcomm provided the 10 candidate list teams with technical support and engineering resources for the product development process, as well as incentives for patent applications. They also hosted workshops on the topics of intellectual property protection and business strategy to hone the business insights of start-up entrepreneurs.
Since launching QITC in 2019 and Qualcomm Taiwan Innovation Center in 2020, which provides its own lab and support, Qualcomm has successfully grown 29 startups in Taiwan so far.