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:
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: firstname.lastname@example.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.