General Announcement for PHASE 2

Our heartiest congratulations to the teams whose concepts have been selected to move on to Phase 2 of HIT Challenge 2016!

Out of the 132 concepts received, 118 were accepted for Phase 2. The organisers are now in the process of working with the participating Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs) to review the list of accepted submissions and select the core teams whom they would like to provide technical support. To date, 44 teams have been matched.

The participating schools include (1) Nanyang Polytechnic; (2) ITE College East; (3) Mages Institute of Excellence; (4) Temasek Polytechnic; (5) Singapore Institute of Technology & (6) NUS-ISS. The IHLs will finalise the teams they wish to work with by 20 May 2016.

NOTE: The IHLs will be contacting the teams directly and the secretariat will also be sending the team confirmation emails. For teams who do not receive any contact/confirmation email by 23 May 2016, it implies that the team is still pending matching for a Technical Support Team (TST).

To help these teams, the organisers have arranged with IDA and Access Health International to reach out to the startups in Singapore to participate as TSTs. A briefing session for these startups has been arranged on 27 May 2017, 3.00 pm at NUS Enterprise@Blk 71.

The startups will have until 10 June 2016 to contact and confirm the teams that they would like to work with.

In the meantime, the organisers have also arranged networking sessions on the following dates for the core teams to look for potential TSTs:

  1.  6 June 2016 Tan Tock Seng Hospital: 4.30 – 5.30 pm Venue: TTSH Annex 1, Level 4, L4-N-M006 (Middleton)
  2. 7 June 2016 Singapore General Hospital: 12.30 – 1.30 pm Venue: Academia Level 1, Seminar Room L1-S4
  3.  9 June 2016 Institute of Mental Health: 3.00 – 4.00 pm Venue: Atrium Hall, Blk 1, Level 1
  4. (Cancelled) 10 June 2016 Changi General Hospital: 3.30 – 4.30 pm Venue: Centre for Innovation, level 1 (near Lift Lobby D) Training Centre
  5. 13 June 2016 Ng Teng Fong Hospital: 12.00 – 1.00 pm Venue: Jurong Community Hospital, Tower C, Level 1, Wellness Room
  6. 15 June 2016 Khoo Teck Puat Hospital: 12.00 – 1.00 pm Venue: Prefab Level 1 Training Room 2 (Prefab container office is behind Tower B lobby)

In the event that the team still do not get a TST by 13 June 2016, please do not be discouraged. This is no indication of the quality of the concept. It simply means that the technical expertise required to support your concept is not available in the pool of TSTs that we have reached out to. But the team still has two options:

(A) You could look for your own TST. If you need more time to decide before you register, please write to the secretariat for extension: contact@seriousgamesconference.org

(B) You could still proceed to register for the semi-finals without a TST, as the challenge’s emphasis is on the concept presentation by the core team and not so much on the TST. TSTs are deem as enablers to assist in the proto-typing but not mandatory members.

 

*IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR SEMI-FINALS (18 Aug 2016)*

  1. Each team will be allocated 15 minutes for presentation (10-min presentation/demonstration, 5-min Q&A). Your exact time for presentation will be made known to you in due course.
  2. Please report to the venue 10 minutes before your allocated presentation time
  3. At least one (01) member from the core team must be the presenter.
  4. No TST member should be presenting on behalf of the core team.
  5. If none of the core team member are present at the semi-finals, the team will automatically be disqualified even if their TST is present.
  6. MS Powerpoint or any other presentation tools may be used.
  7. A laptop & video projector will be made available at the venue but we suggest that you bring your own laptop with the appropriate adaptor(s) for the presentation.
  8. The list of teams moving on to the finals will be announced within 7 working days after 18 Aug 2016.