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1 discounter “IU Startup Demo Day 2022” contest prize for 3D project members.
The big winner of the contest”UI Boot Demo Day 2022” is 3B (bike between bus), a project that connects bus stops to a bicycle rental service. “The 3B project aims to facilitate the movement of students, students and low-income people who often use public transport in Ho Chi Minh City”said Vo Van Thanh Dat, member of group 3B.
In fact, the bus stops are very far away, passengers spend a lot of time walking. So, a low-cost bicycle rental service at bus stops near dorms, universities and low-cost apartments can solve this problem. Just install the app, pay a small fee, unlock the bike and passengers can move freely from one bus stop to another.
Thành Dat added that the 3B team studied users’ needs before proposing this technological solution. Information about consumers and their experiences will be recorded in the app to improve service quality, ensure safety and connect community activities. The group plans to connect the cycling network to better meet customer needs once the Bên Thành – Suôi Tiên subway is implemented.
“We want to improve travel through the application of new technologies. Initially, to reduce operating costs, the team will rely on the existing customer record in the BusMap application, and then expand its user group. Depending on the real demand, we will organize the number of bicycles to operate the service optimally. With a very low price, we hope to gain a network of loyal customers“, adds a representative of group 3B.
Project born from real lived experience
Another start-up project called SOF (save our food) of four students at the International University of Ho Chi Minh City National University also drew attention.
“The project was born from a real experience. In fact, when cleaning your fridge, you sometimes discover forgotten expired food. Thanks to this app, users only need a smartphone and perform a simple operation after purchasing the products. A reminder be repeated automatically in order of validity of the products, in order to minimize oversights”said Do Pham Minh Thu, member of the SOF group.
Members of the SOF project.
Food data is recorded in the app through the scanning of paid invoices, and SOF reminds users when the products’ expiration date is approaching. The app can suggest dishes based on user data. Each time they manage to “save” their food, users accumulate points to convert them into real meals. The app also creates a network of users who can connect with each other while sharing recipes and cooking tips. SOF’s goal is to save food resources and limit waste.
In addition, this project also aims to help companies to strictly control the food stock as well as the shelf life of the products. By controlling expiration dates, SOF will be able to limit food waste, help users save money and reduce negative impacts on the environment… In the future, the team will continue to showcase this design during competitions to perfect it before its release. Implementation.
As a startup competition for young people, for four years, the “IU Startup Demo Day” received many ideas and initiatives in the areas of health, education, agriculture, science and technology. After selecting the best projects, the organizers put young people in contact with experts to gradually materialize their ideas and initiatives. Winning teams continue to receive assistance and support for the development of their products until they are released to the market.
“All teams are supported and trained by experts. We highly value the creativity and feasibility of this year’s projects. All groups have used modern technology to focus on sustainability and connect the community. Many creative ideas must be supported to soon be put into practice.” practice“, shared Trân Thi Ngoc Diêp, responsible for the Organizing Committee of the competition.