CIPTA (Malay for create) is iCUBE’s main event, held annually in London. It is a Malaysian innovation challenge that encourages young minds in the UK to realise their full potential. Students are allowed to form teams and submit their proposals to us before the deadline. We do not restrict their creativity so the ideas could be about anything — the sky’s the limit!
Eight teams are chosen to proceed to Phase One, where they will pitch their ideas to the CIPTA sponsors. The sponsors will provide grants to the ideas that catch their attention, so that in Phase Two, these finalists have the financial capability to work on their minimum viable products (MVP), creating a prototype of their products or services. The teams will then present their MVPs in the finals, Phase Three.
Phase One – Idea Pitching of the inaugural CIPTA competition was held on 3 April 2016, where the following 8 teams presented their ideas.
Team 1: Urban Plate
Urban Plate is an innovative plate that is able to calculate calories and it can also tell users if they are exceeding their calorie limit.
Team 2: RENOME
RENOME is a peer-to-peer renting platform where you can rent anything in a safe way.
Team 3: Complex Logarithm Encryption
Based on the work of George, Miltiadis and Dimitris, they propose a modified complex logarithm encryption method by exploiting the many-to-one characteristics in complex analysis, then reversing its direction, i.e. creating a one-to-many function, so that there exists an infinite possibilities to obtain the keys.
Team 4: π – thagoras
A joint educational project between Project Nepal and Project Borneo of Imperial College using the Raspberry Pi system as an offline medium for teaching, by being a storage device that relays webpages/videos to projectors and/or cheap tablets.
Team 5: BreatheBetter
By simplifying air filtering processes in conventional air purifiers, the team aims to lower the retail prices drastically without significantly compromising filtering efficiency.
Team 6: BestFit
The team believes that making insurance model more comprehensible to the mass and providing comparison between different insurance policies in a user-friendly interface will help individuals make a more informed decision and encourage them to take up private insurance.
Team 7: Magnetorheological (MR) Fluid
Team 7 proposed that MR fluid lumen expansion technique provides a low-risk and non-invasive method for treatment of atherosclerosis.
Team 8: Tastetales
Tastetales is an online yield-management platform targeting low table utilisation in restaurants during off-peak times, by providing varying discounts for each 30-minute slot throughout the day.
After the presentations, considerations were made by the sponsors to allocate the grants. Here are the five teams who successfully earned the grants to work on their MVPs.