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Singularity University Announces Winners of First APAC Global Impact Challenge, Organized and Hosted in Partnership with Taiwan Tech Arena

TAIPEI, TAIWAN, Aug 10, 2018 - (Media OutReach) - Singularity University (SU) has announced the winners of the first ever APAC Global Impact Challenge (SingularityU GIC), a competition in partnership with Taiwan Tech Arena (TTA) in Taiwan.

The SingularityU GIC was open to applicants throughout the Asia-Pacific region with the challenge focused on Artificial Intelligence (AI) application on the global grand challenges of energy, environment, food, shelter, space, water, disaster resilience, governance, health, learning, prosperity and security. Winners include:

- SU Ventures Incubator Program Winner: Vibrasee (TW), WeavAir (TW)
- TIEC Special Award Winner: aetherAI (TW)
- TTA Special Award Winner: BeamAndGo (SG)
- TTA Special Award Winner: FaceHeart (TW)
- TTA Special Award Winner: RehaPal (TW)
- TTA Special Award Winner: Rumarocket (PH)

TTA serves as the sponsor and organizer of the APAC GIC and as such enables the SU Ventures Award winners to attend SU's Ventures Incubator Program in Silicon Valley in fall 2018, which will be from September 3rd to November 9th.

The winner of TIEC Special Award will get sponsorship and support from the Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) of Taiwan to development business in Silicon Valley, and the winners of TTA Special Award will grant teams to access to TTA connection platform in deep tech venture ecosystem and access to the newly renovated co-working of TTA in Taipei.

"We are truly amazed by the diversity and quality of the participants in SingularityU APAC GIC, it is really great to see the regional joint efforts to get the top minds together to solve big problems with advanced technology," said Melissa Gonzales, program manager of SingularityU GIC. "We are looking forward to having the winners to join SU Ventures Incubator program; also look forward to the future collaboration with TTA."

"TTA program carries the charter to work with innovators to use innovative intelligence and capabilities to build a better world for human society," said Dr. Yu-Chin Hsu, Deputy Minister of Ministry of Science and Technology of Taiwan. "The Ministry and TTA will be willing to support talents and entrepreneurs from all over the world to make AI-focused, moonshot innovation ideas come true."

ABOUT SINGULARITY UNIVERSITY
Singularity University (SU) is a global learning and innovation community using exponential technologies to tackle the world's biggest challenges and build an abundant future for all. SU's collaborative platform empowers individuals and organizations across the globe to learn, connect, and innovate breakthrough solutions using accelerating technologies like artificial intelligence, robotics, and digital biology. A certified benefit corporation headquartered at NASA Research Park in Silicon Valley, SU was founded in 2008 by renowned innovators Ray Kurzweil and Peter H. Diamandis with program funding from leading organizations including Google, Deloitte, and UNICEF. To learn more, visit SU.org, join us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @SingularityU, and download the SingularityU Hub mobile app.

SU has successfully launched GICs in scores of countries since the program began in 2010, to help drive solutions for local and global challenges. These challenges act as a platform to identify outstanding local entrepreneurs, leaders in science, engineering and business with the most innovative ideas for positively impacting millions of lives, both locally and globally through the use of technology.

For more information:
2018 SingularityU APAC GIC Website: https://su.org/gic/apac-2018/
Singularity University: su.org
Join us on the SU global community directory: bit.ly/sudirectory

ABOUT The SingularityU Global Impact Challenge (GIC)
GIC are annual competitions held in partnership with sponsor organizations worldwide and organized by geography and theme. These challenges identify outstanding entrepreneurs, leaders, scientists, and engineers with the most innovative ideas for moonshot innovations and startups that can positively impact a billion people in 10 years. The winner of each challenge receives a full sponsorship to attend our transformational Global Solutions Program.

ABOUT SPONSOR: TAIWAN TECH ARENA (TTA)
TTA is a tech innovation and entrepreneurship program which aims to connect the whole tech startup ecosystem under one dome. Its main mission is to foster tech entrepreneurship, innovation, and build a vibrant international tech startup ecosystem in Taiwan.

TTA hopes to attract global and domestic talents and actively foster the innovation of technology industries by building a co-creation platform for startups, accelerators, venture capital, and corporate partners under one dome.

Through sponsorship of SingularityU APAC GIC 2018, TTA is seeking to cultivate and work with innovators who have the ambition and passion to solve the main social problems with new technologies such as artificial intelligence and IoT; and have the vision to positively impact the lives of millions of people around the world.

Launched in 2018, TTA is funded and executed by Taiwan's Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) with Industrial Technology and Research Institute (ITRI) as the main operator of the program.

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Full press release, with APPENDIX, can be viewed at: http://www.media-outreach.com/release.php/View/6251/


Aug 10, 2018 17:00 HKT/SGT
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