What is IoT? IoT is an abbreviation of ‘Internet of Things’. Sounds complicated? No. Not quite. Simply put, it’s a system of interrelated computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects, animals or people that are provided with unique identifiers and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction. One of the example of IoT that I can share with you, is one of those smart toothbrush that’s being sold in the market which connects to your smartphone and encourages good brushing habits for both kids and adults by turning brushing into a game and saving data on your phone about your brushing habits. Pet lovers would probably have IoT stuff running in their household too where there are devices installed at home where it allows people to feed their pets remotely via their smartphones when they are not at home, analyse the best type of food for the pets or how much they should be eating, and even sets up delivery of pet food when it’s running low. These are very basic example. But REKA, a Teaching, Research&Development institution that specialized in disruptive technologies in multiple discipline under AI focusing on IoT believes that loT is more than just smart toothbrushes, smart pet feeders, self-driving cars or connected homes. It has more potential in other areas such as healthcare and agriculture which can benefit Malaysia in whole in the nearest future.
In line with the government’s initiative towards promoting new industries and making Malaysia regional hub for loT, REKA partnered with RE, a Telekom Malaysia ‘s initiative set up back in 2014 to catalyze innovative culture and entrepreneurship within TM to launch #StartloT, a 3 months loT workshop which specifically caters for engineering students and local entrepreneur or SMEs who wants to learn more and get started with the Internet of Things (loT). Align with the needs to enhance knowledge in loT, Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) under an accelerator program called RE: supported REKA’s effort to strengthen technopreneur capabilities and foster the generation of globally-competitive loT innovations and ideas through #StartloT.
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#StartIoT Workshop Launching at TMCC
#StartloT workshop which will be held from October 2017 until December 2017 at TM Convention Center (TMCC) aims to inspire local entrepreneurs or SME about the Internet of Things as well as to raise local students’ interest in STEM education in Malaysia. Students are also encouraged to participate in #StartloT Hackathon which will be held on the last week of the workshop to complete their course on the fundamentals of loT.
Interested to sign up for the workshop or take up the the #StartloT Hackathon challenge? Simply visit the website below for more informations and latest updates: