GE kicks-off ASEAN Digital Start Up Competition 2017

GE kicks-off ASEAN Digital Start Up Competition 2017 - 

GE just recently inaugurated the first-of-its-kind ASEAN Digital Start Up Competition 2017 for university students from Vietnam, Malaysia and Thailand. The competition, open across disciplines with a focus on IT, Computer Science, Engineering and Business segments, aims at creating opportunities for young startups to show their intelligence, aspiration and passion using Predix – GE’s operating platform.

ASEAN Digital Start Up 2017

All students will form a group of 3 or 4 with at least one member from each of the three following disciplines: Information Technology, Engineering, Business, register at and submit a viable startup proposal on a digital technology or marketable app using the Predix platform as the solution provider.

All teams who sign up by the cut-off date of 27th August, 2017 will be qualified and invited to a special 1-day session of Predix training – and granted a certificate of participation. The national team that wins the country finale will get an all-expense paid trip to the regional final round in Singapore, as well as a potential internship offering or interview session for GE leadership programs. The grand final regional winning team will be named GE ASEAN Digital Startup Champion and offered a guaranteed internship or a final round interview for GE leadership programs.

Sharing the thought on this competition, Ms. Nguyen Tue Khanh – Human Resources Manager of GE Vietnam & Cambodia said: “In the era of the Industrial Revolution 4.0, digital is becoming the main motive force for the developmental acceleration, of which we believe young talents are the owners. This is the reason why GE creates this competition for these ambitious, creative and brilliant startups to challenge and perfect themselves with the great support from Predix – our mean of transforming into a leading digital industrial company.”

Taking human resource development as one of the core values, GE has been striving to bring initiatives for talent facilitating, especially targeting at university students. These campaigns and competitions have received a lot of attention from university students around the globe, including Vietnam.

Last year, GE partnered with NineSigma and more than 125 of the best engineering universities in the world to organize the Unimpossible Missions: University Edition challenge 2016. In this global competition, students were encouraged to select an idiom based on the guidelines given and then described a solution to debunk that idiom using a GE Technology Toolkit to win a scholarship of up to $100,000. The grand prize was awarded to Christopher Nguyen from University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA with the “Unring a Bell” experiment.

GE also brought the regional digital roadshow themed “When Industry marries Digital” to students from Hanoi University of Technology and Ho Chi Minh University of Science and Technology with the participation of more than 300 students.

Thanh Huyen

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