Intel ramps up IoT Involvement in Singapore

Intel ramps up IoT Involvement in Singapore

Intel Singapore today announced it will collaborate with Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) to establish Open Innovation Labs at each tertiary institution. Part of the focus would be in the Internet of Things (IoT) and wearables space.

Initial collaboration between Intel and NTU and NYP started in 2014 with activities such as the Intel Galileo Makeathon in NTU and Intel Galileo Boot Camp in NYP. Intel has also donated hardware including the Intel Galileo Gen2, Intel Edison Kit for Arduino, Intel Edison Breakout Board and DE2i-250 FPGA Board to the institutions.

Over the next six to nine months, several initiatives ranging from boot camps, workshops, to Makeathons & Hackathons have been planned under the Open Innovation Lab initiative.

Intel is also one of the key sponsors of Maker Faire Singapore which is opening tomorrow. I understand will have a booth there and should have some cool demonstrations on – site.

This is the fourth installment of Maker Faire Singapore. The focus is on celebrating the do-it-yourself culture, bringing in Makers of all ages to show what they are making, and share what they are learning. Generally looks to be a good fun for all, and also exposure to the maker movement. Might be exceptionally good for budding young geeks and engineers.

Maker Faire Singapore 2015 will be held at 15 Tampines Street 11 Singapore 529454, from 11th to 12th July 2015, 11am to 7pm (Sat) and 10am to 6pm (Sun).

Intel wants to be dominant in the IoT space and have invested heavily in this realm, and for good reason. Processor sales for computers have stagnated. Intel was also late to the mobile processors, with Qualcomm, Samsung and even Mediatek taking significant market share. With every household appliance set to become smart, Intel clearly wants to get their Galileo and Edison equivalent microprocessor in the next generation of device.

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