UGM students brought home six medals from the 2nd World Innovation Technology Expo (WINTEX) 2019 event held by Indonesian Invention and Innovation Promotion Association (INNOPA), from 9-12 October 2019 in Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII). As many as 1,100 innovators from 18 countries joined the event.
Ahmad Zaini Pratama, one of the recipients of the gold medal said on Monday (14/10) that along with fellow students Haris Hendrik, Andika Prima Sandi, Aisya Fitri Abdillah and Al Syahril, earned the medal for their IoTanam: Smart Urban Farming platform. It is integrated as a precision agriculture technology equipped with Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to control and recommend plant disease mitigation. It is hydroponic and agroforestry based in real time.
Ahmad said they developed the IoTanam following the concerns that extensive land clearance had caused deforestation in addition to the lack of agricultural lands. The platform has been developed with features such as mentor, water flow control and plant nutrition, recommendation system, and automatic water and nutrition filling. IoT has been installed to control and monitor temperature, humidity, water supply, and water level in the tank. Meanwhile, Artificial Intelligence is to detect plant disease types and recommendation of disease mitigation.
“With IoTanam, we can monitor agroforestry activities remotely and we can regulate water supply and humidity as well as soil acidity level automatically, even when we are out of town,” he explained.
Another gold winner is Meet Pharmy application that has been developed by Muhammad Sulhan Hasi, GP. Wahyunanda Crista Yuda, Muhammad Fikri Abdillah, Dewa Nyoman Dharma Triyasa, and Erlita Puspa Kiananti. Meet Pharmy is a game application to introduce the pharmacist profession to children. The children are also introduced to pharmaceuticals so that they won’t fear taking medicines.
The following gold medal has gone to Utilization of Waste of Sugar Palm (Arenga pinnata) as an Acoustic Panel to Prevent Environmental Damage. Students Ardhi Kamal Haq, Said Ahmad, and Pamela Chanifah Zahro utilised the waste of sugar palm powder to be acoustic panel.
The last gold medal went to Plastcom-Crete: A Novel Solution to Transform Plastic Waste Into Composite Concrete innovation. It was made by Putra Makmur B., Stephanus Satria Wira Waskitha, Vidiskiu Fortino Kurniawan, Nicolaus Elka Yudhatama, and Reza Yustika Bayuardi. This innovation offered a new solution to waste management, particularly plastic waste, which is turned into composite concrete.
Meanwhile, a silver medal went to ArgoAgro innovation, developed by Raden Roro Intan Dwi Nuraini, Trika Yuliana, and Mukhamad Burhanudin. ArgoAgro is a webgis application used for chain supply media for agricultural commodities which is efficient. It has been applied in Madiun, East Java.
Another silver medal went to NoHama innovation made by Afif Fachrudin, Agiel Hadid Ridlo, Muhammad Rifqi Amrullah, Rania Putri Chaela, and Salman Rahwidean Janotama. It is a rat exterminator that utilises solar power to resolve crop failure problems due to rat infestation.