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SMART Idea Competition of SMARTLabs: Innovation from Vocational Training Students

3 topics:SMARTXpress, SMARTSpace and SMARTCanteen

  • 4 Top Universities: Fudan University, Tongji University, Nanjing University and South-East University
  • 12 competing teams and 3 winners (winners slides)

The SMART Idea Competition of SMARTLabs China, organized and sponsored by Labs China Strategy & Management team, was held on September 25 among 12 competing teams of vocational training students from four top universities namely Fudan University, Tongji University, Nanjing University and South-East University, with topics of SMARTXpress, SMARTSpace and SMARTCanteen and objectives to incubate talent by leveraging IoT technology.

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The 12 teams presented their fresh ideas and inspiring proposals in vivid forms, demonstrating their enthusiasms and their IT expertise. It’s a good opportunity for these energetic students to understand the innovative intrepreneurship culture of Labs China, contribute to it, and transform from students to real SAP developers.

Voice from Students and the Jury:

“Innovation is everywhere in labs China.  My group was impressed by the innovation culture here.  The victory is the beginning of our journey in SAP!”
         —- from student Soap Zhao, the winner of SMARTXpress topic, Tongji University

“It was a very good opportunity for these students to work on real projects from problem identification to solution proposals.  I’m very glad to see they had learned innovation is not only about fancy ideas but more importantly about demands from all parties.”
         —- from the jury, Mr. Hongming Zhu, Lecturer and Executive Assistant to Dean of Software Engineering School of Tongji University

Jury member Nicolas Ledercq (Program Lead) and Phipps Xue (Sponsor of SMARTLabs China) were very excited to see students’ ideas and very much appreciated the work they have done.  They believed that to understand the real demand of users was a very important step before developers start to innovate, as desirability, feasibility and viability are the three key aspects for innovation.

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SMARTCanteen’s Winner         SMARTXpress’ Winner              SMARTSpace’s Winner

SMARTLabs China will take some of the proposals into consideration in the overall transformation planning of Labs China in the coming up years to make our Shanghai campus RUN SIMPLE and RUN SMART.

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