TIP Wins First Ever Emerson Innovation Challenge 2018


Technological Institute of the Philippines (TIP) brings home the grand prize at the first-ever Emerson Innovation Challenge in the Philippines with their Project Amihan. Emerson announced the winners last November 20 at the Henry Sy Sr. Innovation Center at Miriam College Quezon City. University of the Philippines Diliman was awarded 1st Runner-up.

TIP’s winning entry, Project Amihan, focused on air quality monitoring and conditioning, and proposed an IoT-powered air filtration system. Their innovation was founded on the study by the World Health Organization, which shows that air pollution has been one of the main causes of health concerns in the Philippines. On the other hand, UPD’s entry, Sudsidy, proposed an incentivized handwashing IoT system that grants redeemable BEEP card points for commuters who use the system.

The Challenge’s other top 10 schools who advanced to the final round were the following: Adamson University, Asia Pacific College, Bulacan State University, De La Salle University, FEU Institute of Technology, Mapua University, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, and Technological University of the Philippines.

“The Internet of Things is the wave of the future discussed everywhere – this vision of everyday objects having network connectivity has long been happening, at rates faster and more wide-ranging than what the world has expected,” said Ed Boone, president of Emerson Asia-Pacific and general manager of Emerson Philippines: “The Emerson Innovation Challenge 2018 empowers young Filipino innovators as catalysts to further drive social progress through innovation.”

“This challenge is the latest in a series of Emerson’s award-winning STEM initiatives in the Philippines designed to support the development of our young talent,” Boone said: “These efforts include an ongoing scholarship program, technical instrumentation trainings, research project collaborations, faculty immersion programs, and partnerships with key academic institutions, special interest groups and government units – all to inspire young students to enter science, technology, engineering and math-related fields.” 

More information about Emerson’s global STEM program is available at Emerson.com/WeLoveSTEM