Khoo Eng Tat accepted in Dragon100 Young Chinese Leaders Forum

Eng Tat, a graduating PhD scholar from Mixed Reality Lab/CUTE Center, has been selected as one of the 100 young Chinese leaders to participate in this year’s Dragon 100 forum. The forum will be held from 24 July – 1 August 2011, in Hong Kong and Taiwan, under the theme, “Caring about the Poor – Today and Tomorrow”. The organizer, the Dragon Foundation, was initiated jointly by the Home Affairs Bureau and Home Affairs Department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government and The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups.

Dragon 100 is an annual event at which 100 of these ethnic Chinese leaders of tomorrow, aged 18-35 come together to discuss pertinent global issues and explore about the social affair, economic development, Chinese history, culture and tradition. They must have demonstrated leadership skills, academic prowess and a commitment to the community. The Programme is intended to generate synergy among these participants from across the world so that they work together, strengthen contacts and build up networks. The selection process has been competitive, with nominations from universities, organizations and corporations from various geographical locations around the world.
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AmbiKraf receives an honorary mention at the Nokia UbiMedia MindTrek Awards

AmbiKraf received an honorary mentioning at the recently concluded Nokia UbiMedia MindTrek Awards 2010, in Tampere Finland. This competition was held as a part of the MindTrek Conference which is a leading Nordic digital media and business conference, focusing on social media & Web 2.0. The Nokia UbiMedia MindTrek Competition is a competition sponsored by Nokia in search of projects, products or services that seek to broaden our understanding of how ubiquitous media will influence out future.

MindTrek certificate
Nokia UbiMedia MindTrek Certificate

Attracting over 20 entrants from around the world, the jury selected three projects as the finalists with ‘AmbiKraf’ from the Keio-NUS CUTE Center in Singapore and ‘iBall’ from Hasselt University/EDM in Benlgium receiving honorary mentions. The winner of the competition was ‘myGreenspace’ by the eHealth Group RWTH Aachen, Kai Kasugai und Felix Heidrich. The press release on the honorary mention stated “The jurywould like to express their recognition for two distinct projects which did not make the top three, but definitely deserve an honorable mention. The motion-sensitive “iBall”, invented by Hasselt University / EDM in Belgium, enhances traditional ball games with mobile gaming features. The AmbiKraf project from Keio-NUS CUTE Center, National University of Singapore, has invented a technology to render smooth animations on textiles using thermo chromic ink. Both projects extend ubiquitous media into new areas of application in convincing ways.”

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