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Grand prize winners SEER Analytics together with Simon Lim from Enterprise Singapore (left) and Caroline Gorski from Rolls-Royce (right)

Grand prize winners SEER Analytics together with Simon Lim from Enterprise Singapore (left) and Caroline Gorski from Rolls-Royce (right)

Grand Prize goes to Singapore-based SEER Analytics

1 March 2019

SEER Analytics won the Grand Prize for the Rolls-Royce Data Innovation Challenge - Asia last Friday with their proposed machine learning-powered API solution that allows the different aviation industry players to contribute and benefit from shared data, in order to achieve more accurate flight predictions and planning.

 The Singaporean startup bagged both the SGD50,000 grant (part of the Startup SG Award from Enterprise Singapore) and the USD10,000 cash prize from Rolls-Royce. The prize also included an invitation to join the qualifying round at the SLINGSHOT competition to be held in Singapore this coming November. 

“We are grateful for this enriching opportunity provided by R² Data Labs (Rolls-Royce’s acceleration hub for data innovation) that brought many diverse start-ups together to create solutions for industry challenges. The valuable communication and exchange of ideas with the Lab throughout the developmental process was informative and pivotal to our winning solution,” said Goh Keechin, co-founder of SEER Analytics. 

The Challenge, which marks the first of its kind in Asia, saw nine shortlisted teams from countries such as Hong Kong and India pitch to industry leaders on a regional stage at Rolls-Royce’s Seletar Campus in Singapore. The participants were comprised not only of startups, but also of community teams who were looking at aviation challenges from a fresh perspective.

 An example is one of two runner-ups, Coffeeshop Teens. Four data scientists who hold corporate day jobs put together a team for the Challenge, and their love for creative thinking eventually led them to prototype a flight-planning tool that can understand and predict the different components of flight delays based on an aircraft’s journey.

 ZestIoT Technologies, an Indian startup, also earned the position of runner-up with its platform that combines IoT and AI to assist airport operators improve on-time performance. Both teams received a USD2,000 cash prize.


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Shortlisted teams for Rolls-Royce Data Innovation Challenge - Asia announced

28 December 2018

We proudly present to you the teams that are heading towards our finale stage at Singapore after a challenging evaluation process by the panel from R² Data Labs.

Congratulations to all the shortlisted teams! We would like to also say a big thank you to everyone who has submitted their applications over the past weeks.

The following are our shortlisted teams:

Coffeeshop Teens (Singapore, Flight Scheduling) is a team of data scientists with masters degrees in Statistics/Computing and aerospace experience (DSTA, SIA), driven to use their domain knowledge to create an innovative solution.

Drootoo (Singapore, Engine Maintenance) provides a unified cloud platform for major hyper-scale cloud services and enabling of distributed cloud computing.

ENGRAV (India, New Use Case) provides a fully-integrated, cloud based enterprise resource planning software that enables aviation businesses to manage the day-to-day and long-term technical, flying & operational needs.

Innovative Binaries (Singapore, Engine Maintenance) offers a AI platform to assist operators with aircraft compliance and health management.

Navigem (Singapore, Flight Scheduling) is a Big Data and analytics company that specializes in data-driven decision support solutions across domains through disruptive data engagement activities.

OCTAD (Hong Kong, Flight Scheduling) - Optimization & Computation for Transportation and Aircraft Design Laboratory is one of the laboratories in Hong Kong University of Science and Technology under the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department. The members are experienced in multi-disciplinary design and optimisation on aircraft and air transportation.

SEER Analytics (Singapore, Decision Support) is founded by developers and engineers who are passionate about the future of operational data and geospatial analysis.

ZestIoT (India, Flight Scheduling) provides an IoT- & AI-enabled aviation platform to integrate passenger, baggage, aircraft, ground, and airport operations to deliver improved on-time performance, and help airports deliver 10% more throughout without change in inventory.

Zero Build Stop* (China, Flight Scheduling) is a team comprising of Rolls-Royce civil aerospace employees based in Xi'an, China working on Rolls-Royce’s supply chain to deliver parts to support various engines including Trent 7000/1000/XWB.
*The team is not competing for the prizes of Rolls-Royce Data Innovation Challenge