In conjunction with the LINK days event in Linköping, the Prevas Student Embedded Award was presented for the first time. Hampus Sandberg won top honors with his serial monitor – a technically advanced product for communications monitoring with high quality and smart solutions throughout.
The Prevas Student Embedded Award is an annually recurring award for students at Linköping University that is presented in collaboration with the university's Department of Computer and Information Science, and the section Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering. The award goes to the entry that best fulfills Prevas' requirements for advanced engineering, usability, quality as well as smart and innovative ideas.
“We want to see improved and closer collaboration between students and industry,” says Anders Malmby, Regional Manager at Prevas AB. “The idea of a product competition for students is something that gradually took form. It gives Prevas an opportunity to provide help and inspiration for new, talented embedded engineers in getting a good start with their careers. I'm very happy to name Hampus Sandberg as our first winner of the award.”
Entries to the competition must incorporate both electronics and software. A functioning prototype with associated documentation must also be produced. The purpose of the competition is to inspire students in further developing their ideas. Prevas is helping to realize these ideas by providing advice, serving as a sounding board and contributing with materials and components.
“For me this competition has meant that I could go from idea to functioning product. The support I received from Prevas has helped me on the way and motivated me to find solutions to the problems that came up,” says Hampus Sandberg, winner of the Prevas Student Embedded Award. You can read more about Hampus' entry at www.github.com/hampussandberg/serial-monitor-project/wiki.
The Prevas Student Embedded Award is an annually recurring award for students at Linköping University with a prize of SEK 10,000 for the best entry. The solution must incorporate advanced engineering, explore new ground and be usable. More information is available at www.prevas.se/studentembeddedaward.
Caption: Anders Malmby from Prevas AB and Hampus Sandberg, winner of the Prevas Student Embedded Award for 2014.
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