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Any Time Toilet - Grand Winner, Category Winner
Binaya Raj MahatCommunity and Environment
Explain overall features and functionality of your product/ prototype.

Any time toilet is a mobile application that locates the users to the nearest restroom of restaurant/cafe. One of the major features of the application is that it displays the nearest restroom to the users whenever in need. Another major feature is that the app is both free and can be used offline once the map is downloaded for the first time. Similarly, being able to use cleaner restrooms of restaurants rather than using public toilets that too for free is one of the greatest value that any time toilet carries. 

 

What are the innovative technical features that you have in your product/ prototype?

One of the innovative yet simple technical feature is the "rating" button through which the users can rate the restrooms. It is simple but has a huge impact on the behavior modification of both the toilet lenders and toilet users. 

By rating 5 stars in a restroom, the user is able to express their inner feelings about "what a clean toilet should look like"

Similarly, it will also encourage the toilet lender to look after the cleanliness and sanitation if they receive negative feedback. 

Overall, this feedback mechanism encourages restaurant to look after sanitation and cleanliness while the users can also play an important role in looking after this matter. 

What technical feature of your product/ prototype will ensure that your target audience finds it usable and relevant?

Following are some of the technical features that will help our target audience to find it usable and relevant:

1. The app is free to download from google play store which makes them free to use the app when needed.

2. After turning on the GPS, the user is automatically redirected to the current location which makes it easy for the user to find toilets without any hassle.

3. Once the map has been downloaded, there is no need to open mobile data and find restroom which will save a lot of time and money during such situations.

4. The inclusion of rating system allows the user to constantly communicate with us and the app user to express about their perspective towards that particular restaurant's restroom. 

Explain how will you scale up your product to support huge user base.

The application is currently available in the google play store. In order to support a more larger user base, the app will be soon launched in the app store so that it becomes available for apple users. 

Similarly, expansion of the app both nationally and internationally has been rapidly taking place. 

Where do you intend to use your product/ prototype primarily?

The app is already been operating in the Nepalese market being Kathmandu its primary place of origin. The targeted geographical region is at least 5 urban cities of Nepal in the next two years. The team also intends to launch the app in the international market. 

Bhoo.me - Category Winner
Ruchin SinghMetropolitan Public Administration and Management
Explain overall features and functionality of your product/ prototype.

Bhoo.me is a land title exchange workflow tool with following features

  • Different permission and roles for users/entities (जग्गा धनी, Buyer, नापी बिभाग, नगरपालिका, मालपोत, and Bank) - access control list

  • Land can be registered in the system

  • Transfer of land process with approval/reject feature for different users/entities

  • The land transfer doesn’t initiate when land is collateral  

Buyers seek a more transparent way to validate the ownership of a particular parcel of land. Governments look to reduce the costs associated with monitoring, updating, and validating the property ownership records.

 

What are the innovative technical features that you have in your product/ prototype?

Bhoo.me utilizes blockchain to verify land ownership in the registry process. Blockchain is an incorruptible distributed digital ledger of economic transactions that can be programmed to record not just financial transactions but everything of value like land title records. Bhoo.me will make digital land transfer process more robust and rigid. This makes Bhoo.me -

Digital ledger: Bhoo.me keeps a digital record of land as compared to physical paper.

Immutable: Once the land record is stored in blockchain it cannot be changed. In case of human error, while recording the transaction, one can always add up and amend for the mistake but the history of the original transaction will always remain in the block.  

Transparent: Bhoo.me will make the transfer process transparent and auditable. 

 

Bhoo.me has user role to manage app permission for different entities/users. We have utilized Bootstrap theme for more user-friendly and intuitive UX/UI.

What technical feature of your product/ prototype will ensure that your target audience finds it usable and relevant?

One of the major benefits of the product is efficiency the system brings in the land transfer process due to use of Hyperledger. The process can be automated, and costs can be drastically reduced while the number of parties involved reduced. The immutable and transparent nature of land record ownership will reduce dispute among the various stakeholders.

Explain how will you scale up your product to support huge user base.

We want to conduct proof of concept within certain ward in Kathmandu. Then conduct with marginalized groups beyond the valley.

Where do you intend to use your product/ prototype primarily?

We had applied to Smart Urban Technical Challenge so that Bhoo.me can be implemented without friction. For proof of concept, we will be choosing and implementing specific ward in Kathmandu or create demo application with dummy data to showcase Bhoo.me.

Digital Nepal - Category Winner
Aditya RajMunicipal Community Services
Explain overall features and functionality of your product/ prototype.
  • Digital Nepal School Management Software is user-friendly interface which means anyone with basic computer Knowledge and ability to understand English can use our system.
  • Our system  is errorless, secure and strong.            
  •  Our support team is committed to provide instant help to the users.
  • The software can be used both online as well as offline and can run effectively in any   
  • Platform as it has the unique characteristic of synchronizing.
  • There is an online portal through which the management can search the student and get all the      details instantly.
  • Through the online portal the parents can easily communicate with any teacher or the  management. Similarly, they can download or get the prints of all the academic,attendance reports, time tables, syllabus etc.
  • Teachers can easily communicate with the parents through online portal and keep the track of the communication.
  •  School management can access all the activities of the teachers as well as students from a single platform.
  • The expenses of printing, postage and reproduction can be cut due to the availability of   SMS services.
  • Whenever there is need of update or maintenance or issues regarding the software, the company sends well trained persons to your school.
  •  You can access the records of your school from a remote location at any time from Anywhere by using a tablet, mobile or laptops.
  • If the system is connected to the internet having minimum speed of 1 MBPS, all the database back up will be saved in local server and cloud server.
  •  All ID Cards, admit card, Academic Reports can be generated with ease.
  • In a single click, you can get the complete biography of the student.
  • Online Live Chat support as well as On-site support.
  • E-Attendance through Bio-metric device, Mobile Apps & Software.
  • E-Library Management through which students can search books and request books through mobile apps and get availability of books.
  • Fully Customized as per requirement.

Features of Digital Nepal

 

digital nepal

 

What are the innovative technical features that you have in your product/ prototype?
  • Most of the softwares available for schools/colleges are either offline or online but we provide both online and offline based software with two way data synchronization. No matter whether the internet connection is available or not, user can easily perform their task offline and data automatically gets synchronized from web server to desktop application's local database and vice-versa when connected to internet.
  • Our software provides feature to generate high quality Smart Id Card for students which is highly customizable & reliable.
  • Users are able to use integrate biometric devices for student and teacher's attendance which support fingerprint, face scanner and Smart Id Card.
  • Our software includes five different mobile apps for Founders, Teachers, Students and Parents which helps respective users to get connected and notified about school/college's day to day activities in real time.
  • We also provide special centralized monitoring system for Mayor through web portal and through Android & IOS mobile Apps. 
  • Online payment gateway like eSewa and Khalti is integrated on Parent's mobile app which helps them to pay fees of their children without visiting School/College.
  • Student's can search books available in library, request a book directly from mobile app and get notified when his/her request is approved or rejected.
     
What technical feature of your product/ prototype will ensure that your target audience finds it usable and relevant?
  • The finest and responsive UI/UX of desktop, web and mobile apps.
  • Highly Customizable Smart ID Card with more than 10 landscape and portrait themes.
  • General and GPA Marksheet generation with customizable evaluation settings.
  • Online Fee Payment via E-Sewa and Khalti.
  • Founder can track all activities of school like inventory report, accounts report, exam report, teacher and staff's attendance and leave applications etc from anywhere at any time with the help of Digital Nepal Founder App.
  • Real Time Attendance with Biometric device which supports Fingerprint, Smart ID Card and Face Recognition.
  • Real time School Bus Location Tracking.
  • Payment, Notice, Attendance, Exam Result and Due Payment Alert on Student and Parent's App.
  • Online resources for student where thousands of videos and tutorials are available for studying online.
  • E-Library which helps to search books online from school's library and request a borrow. Also, the user will be notified if the request is approved or rejected.
  • Central Monitoring System which helps to monitor the overall performance of associated schools by Mayor or Specific Super User with full privilege.
  • Separate Mayor's and Super User App for Central Monitoring.
  • Dedicated Support and Live Chat.
  • Send sms to students, parents and staffs.
  • Send push notifications to students, parents and staffs.
  • Manage Team members with custom roles and role specific privilege by school/college administration.
  • Inventory, Accounts and Staff Payroll Management.
  • Register a case or complain against or by student and staffs.
  • Request a leave through mobile apps.
  • Fully Customized as per requirement.
Explain how will you scale up your product to support huge user base.

We have already gone in scale up phase and right now we want to scale up from 200 customers to 1000 customers. Well managed technical team and marketing team will bring customer and customer support department team will provide support to those customers. Our dealers and distributors will work accordingly to scale up the customer base. 

Initially we have targeted the Province I and this year we have targeted 5 Provinces of Nepal. Province 1, 2 ,3,5, 7 . We have already build dealer network in these areas and we can provide services easily.

Where do you intend to use your product/ prototype primarily?
  • We have already used our products in the market from the province I .
  • Now it is in operation in more than 200+ school all over the Nepal and more than 500+ Demo account.
  • We are in operation in 5 Province and more than 40+ district.
  • We have also implemented in some of the well known schools of Kathmandu. So as we make our authorized dealer or reseller, we start our business operation in that place as there will be local support team available. 
Any Time Toilet - Grand Winner, Category Winner
Binaya Raj MahatCommunity and Environment
Explain overall features and functionality of your product/ prototype.

Any time toilet is a mobile application that locates the users to the nearest restroom of restaurant/cafe. One of the major features of the application is that it displays the nearest restroom to the users whenever in need. Another major feature is that the app is both free and can be used offline once the map is downloaded for the first time. Similarly, being able to use cleaner restrooms of restaurants rather than using public toilets that too for free is one of the greatest value that any time toilet carries. 

 

What are the innovative technical features that you have in your product/ prototype?

One of the innovative yet simple technical feature is the "rating" button through which the users can rate the restrooms. It is simple but has a huge impact on the behavior modification of both the toilet lenders and toilet users. 

By rating 5 stars in a restroom, the user is able to express their inner feelings about "what a clean toilet should look like"

Similarly, it will also encourage the toilet lender to look after the cleanliness and sanitation if they receive negative feedback. 

Overall, this feedback mechanism encourages restaurant to look after sanitation and cleanliness while the users can also play an important role in looking after this matter. 

What technical feature of your product/ prototype will ensure that your target audience finds it usable and relevant?

Following are some of the technical features that will help our target audience to find it usable and relevant:

1. The app is free to download from google play store which makes them free to use the app when needed.

2. After turning on the GPS, the user is automatically redirected to the current location which makes it easy for the user to find toilets without any hassle.

3. Once the map has been downloaded, there is no need to open mobile data and find restroom which will save a lot of time and money during such situations.

4. The inclusion of rating system allows the user to constantly communicate with us and the app user to express about their perspective towards that particular restaurant's restroom. 

Explain how will you scale up your product to support huge user base.

The application is currently available in the google play store. In order to support a more larger user base, the app will be soon launched in the app store so that it becomes available for apple users. 

Similarly, expansion of the app both nationally and internationally has been rapidly taking place. 

Where do you intend to use your product/ prototype primarily?

The app is already been operating in the Nepalese market being Kathmandu its primary place of origin. The targeted geographical region is at least 5 urban cities of Nepal in the next two years. The team also intends to launch the app in the international market. 

TrafficMAP - Category Winner
Ramesh PathakUrban Infrastructure
Explain overall features and functionality of your product/ prototype.

We aim to provide analytics tool for policy makers to make development decisions by understanding the traffic mobility.

Provide route suggestion through networking stations and intelligent analysis.

The key features are:

Approximate the amount of congestion in the road and visualize the congestion in a real time graph.

Keep track of stations under surveillance. Surveillance video list is updated as new videos arrive.

8 vehicle classes are detected by the system. We also visualize the count of total vehicles on the road as a real time graph.

At the end of the analysis, a summary report is generated based on all the traffic data that have been accumulated. It consists of the time vs count graph for each vehicle classes, the average congestion index of road in that duration as well a visualization of how much did each class contribute to the total vehicle congestion in the road. So, in a nutshell, it comprehensively analyses the traffic mobility of a particular road.

What are the innovative technical features that you have in your product/ prototype?

We developed our own dataset and annotated approx. 14,000 Nepali vehicles so that the system is tailored to the Nepali market.

We employed deep learning ( CNN )  for the detection of vehicles. The real time performance is achieved with the help of YOLO architecture. 

We developed an index system for approximating the congestion and giving us the congestion contribution of each vehicle class.

Our system also gives the count of each vehicle class which can be readily used in the checkpoints.

summary report

What technical feature of your product/ prototype will ensure that your target audience finds it usable and relevant?

Real time congestion graph plots will help analyze the traffic mobility trends.

The report that can be generated will use the same data as that used by the real-time graphs, only it uses a much broader viewing window.

The congestion contribution data of each vehicle class and counting system employed is unique to our system which our target audience will definitely find useful.

congestion graphs

vehicle data real timevideo analysis

Explain how will you scale up your product to support huge user base.

We will be demonstrating our product/system to the various organizations including governmental and non governmental. Our beachhead market will be the local governments where the system can be used to count the vehicles at checkpoints. The local governments can benefit by reviewing and monitoring the transportation revenues. We will scale up by moving towards the upper government hierarchies like state government. 

Where do you intend to use your product/ prototype primarily?

The targeted geographic region is Province 3. We will want to roll it in Thankot Checkpoint for the counting of Transport Trucks.

We also want the congestion mapping in the major junction of kathmandu.

Aeroroofs - Runner Up
Caesar RanaCommunity and Environment
Explain overall features and functionality of your product/ prototype.

Aeroroofs’ function:

Our product will provide a favorable environment for the growth of various types of vegetable plants while minimizing user engagement in the food production process. This will enable our customers to grow vegetables of their choice at the convenience of their rooftops. 

Aeroroofs’ features:

  1. Plug and Pluck designed
  2. Automatic
  3. Water Saving
  4. Light weight
  5. Customizable

 

What are the innovative technical features that you have in your product/ prototype?

Innovative Features in Aeroroofs are as follows:

  1. Automatic Irrigation: Unlike many other home based growing solutions, our customers do not need to manually water the plants on periodic intervals. The systems takes care of this daily chore.
  2. Easy to Service: Our product has been designed from the bottom up with the user’s experience in mind. As such, it is very easy to service and sanitize.
  3. Rotatable: The grow towers in our products can be rotated to ensure that all plants receive a balanced amount of sunlight.
  4. Lightweight: We have the lowest plant to weight ratio of any rooftop growing solution available.
What technical feature of your product/ prototype will ensure that your target audience finds it usable and relevant?

Our current target market are homemakers and working professionals who do not have a lot of time on their hands but are concerned with the quality of food that they are consuming. As such, our product needs to be able to work with minimal engagement from our users. Currently, our product only requires our customers to spend 10 minutes every week to ensure that the amount of water is adequate and the concentration and pH of the fertilizers are balanced. While already low engagement for growing systems, we hope to focus some of our future innovation initiatives on making it even lower.

Explain how will you scale up your product to support huge user base.

Scale Up Strategy:

Our offering is composed of an initial product (systems), related recurring services and consumables essential to the operation of our product. Our scale up plan for each of these area are as follows:

System: While we will control the design and the sourcing of the major components used in our systems, much of the manufacturing work will be outsourced to third party metal fabrication companies. This will enable us to quickly produce a lot of systems when necessary. We will maintain a large inventory of parts that are critical to our systems but not readily available in the Nepali market. We have also developed working relations with many of our suppliers.

Consumables: We have been working closely with our suppliers so that we can operating without maintaining a large stock of our consumables. We also have a multi stage plan to scale up our nutrient production as the demand for it scales.

Service: In order to be able to deliver service to our customers, we have an internship program in place that aims to train at least 2 interns every 3 months. We will select the good performers and offer them a full time placement with the company. Also in development are process maps and documents that will help our staff deliver good service as its demand begins to rise.

Where do you intend to use your product/ prototype primarily?

We have identified the 250,000 homes of Kathmandu Valley as our initial target market.

Nepal Med - Runner Up
Supriya ShakyaMunicipal Community Services
Explain overall features and functionality of your product/ prototype.

There are problems in acquiring medicines and other health services in health sector and we are here to bridge this gap. We provide medicine and other health related services like lab test, physiotherapy, information related to symptoms of diseases, ambulance services, blood donors list, hospital and consultant doctors list, online counselling etc to our clients. People are gradually preferring more online services now and Nepalmed.com is an online medicine marketplace with integrated health services -offering consumers a trusted database information on doctors, clinics, diagnostic centers, and local pharmacies to enable a one-stop medical search and transaction experience. Getting the medicine and health products at home at reasonable price frees old aged people and others from hassle of getting the medicines and worrying about medicine stock. Due to increasing trend of the people going abroad, many middle aged and old aged people are left isolated at home. Similarly, family members, due to their busy schedule are often not able to regularly follow up the medicine/health status of elder ones in their family. We regularly stay in touch with the clients and do necessary follow-ups to ensure that our clients get medicine in time. As we offer home delivery services including medicine, lab test, blood test and others it brings convenience in customers' life and frees them from medical hassle and concerns.Online medicine business has huge market as it is just growing and is underserved by a mile. Our little experience shows clients accept these services by heart.

Nepal Med is a service based organization

Our Services includes,

  • We offer holistic approach in Nepali healthcare industry with the aid of Information Technology. The idea behind it is, customer can fulfill most of their health care needs in one place with ease.
  • We offer subscription based medicine delivery, On the Counter (OTC) products at one platform
  • We offer lab, blood test at home
  • We further offer/promote organic and healthy products to ensure good health of our customers
  • We maintain- keep record of medical history of our clients so that it is easily accessible for the whenever required
  • We book a clinician's appointment and provide online consultation from doctors

We plan to offer our services in two different phases, initially; In phase I we offer following services,

  • Medicine/ Surgical products at home in discounted rate,
  • Blood test and lab test at home,
  • Organization of health camps,
  • Selling of organic and healthy products like .. to our existing customers

Phase II involves,

Medical appointment and Online Counselling

IN A NUTSHELL, we offer;

  • Free Delivery
  • Medicine Management (Refill Reminder etc.)
  • Lab Test at Home (With ISO Certified Labs)
  • Medicine Dose Reminder (in App)
  • Medical Profile Management
  • Surgical Products in economic rate
  • Good health and medicine related articles & videos at patients hand
  • Booking Appointment and online doctor counselling.
What are the innovative technical features that you have in your product/ prototype?

Coming from the medical background, we realized that their are problems in acquiring medicines and other health products in health sector like information ambulance services, blood donors list, hospital and consultant doctors list, online counselling etc to our clients.

People shop for clothes, shoes, food, grocery, and other items online, then why not can they buy medicines online? People are gradually preferring more online now. The idea is to to develop a one-stop medical search and transaction experience via mobile app and website that includes all information related to medical services that are mentioned above also.

Similarly,due to increasing trend of the people going abroad, many middle aged and old aged people are left isolated at home. Similarly, family members, due to their busy schedule are often not able to regularly follow up the medicine/health status of elder ones in their family. We regularly stay in touch with the clients and do necessary follow-ups to ensure that our clients get medicine in time. As we offer home delivery services including medicine, lab test, blood test and others it brings convenience in customers' life and frees them from medical hassle and concerns.

 

What technical feature of your product/ prototype will ensure that your target audience finds it usable and relevant?

WEBSITE & MOBILE APPLICATION

There are problems in acquiring medicines and other health services in health sector and we are here to bridge this gap. We provide medicine and other health related services like lab test, physiotherapy, information related to symptoms of diseases, ambulance services, blood donors list, hospital and consultant doctors list, online counselling etc to our clients. People are gradually preferring more online services now and Nepalmed.com is an online medicine marketplace with integrated health services -offering consumers a trusted database information on doctors, clinics, diagnostic centers, and local pharmacies to enable a one-stop medical search and transaction experience.

Explain how will you scale up your product to support huge user base.

Currently we have member base of 300 clients and we are planning to increase this number up to 1500 in next six months. To reach this number we are adopting the following strategies,

  1. Door to Door Marketing including visits to various corporate house.
  2. Promotion through the social media and digital marketing
  3. Conduct Health and Awareness Camps to increase the member base. So far 6 health camps already conducted by our office
  4. Member base is also increasing via word of mouth due to quality services we are providing.
  5. Launch Mobile App  and make website fully functional, to increase the client base
Where do you intend to use your product/ prototype primarily?
  • At present we are focusing to deliver our services in Kathmandu and Lalitpur. However, we plan to extend our services throught the country in near future.
  • After the release of mobile application, Nepali residents living abroad can also coordinate to help their elderly in getting our services
Automata - Runner Up
Purak AdhikariMetropolitan Public Administration and Management
Explain overall features and functionality of your product/ prototype.

Our product has been designed with the aim of providing a digital interface to view and edit tax records of individuals. 

The major functionalities and features are as follows:

  1. Users of this system are able to view all their current tax records (land-tax, income-tax and vehicle-tax for now) in a completely digital form.
  2. The admin interface allows government officers to add new users, and fill in their initial profiles.
  3. The admins also provide the users with a login details
  4. Adding, deleting and modifying of tax-data.
What are the innovative technical features that you have in your product/ prototype?

We use a No-SQL database : Cloud Firestore which stores data in documents arranged in collections.

  • Simple data is stored in documents, which is easy and similar to the way data is stored in JSON.
  • Complex, hierarchical data is conveniently organized at scale using subcollections within documents.
  • requires less denormalization and data flattening.
  • dont need  to write deep queries; instead of an entire collection or entire document, we can query subcollections within a document in Cloud Firestore.
  • query performance is proportional to the size of your result set, not your data set.
What technical feature of your product/ prototype will ensure that your target audience finds it usable and relevant?

General public will be able to view their tax records through the web, while admins in offices can modify the public records related to tax along with their personal details. Being a web app users can easily use our app by connecting through the internet.

Since the use of NoSQL, for any individual user a different kind of data than another user can be stored for that user

Explain how will you scale up your product to support huge user base.

Cloud Firestore doesnt require sharding/partioning across mulitple instances, so is automatically scalable for growing user base. The database is a NoSQL based solution, hence horizontal scaling is possible.

Where do you intend to use your product/ prototype primarily?

Due to the way we designed our product, it is capable of being scaled to various administrative levels. Our aim is to implement it in every ward office with computer equipment (for admin control and user data upload)  of the country.

Users can access their information from across the globe.

SafaSahar - Runner Up
Samir MaharjanUrban Infrastructure
Explain overall features and functionality of your product/ prototype.

The highlighting features of our product are as follows:-

  1. Well-designed portable public toilet that consists:
  • Pan toilet and commode toilet as per comfort(for both men and women)
  • Two extra urinal toilets for men 
  1. Utilizing the disposal in the form of compost fertilizer.
  2. Medical booth (focusing on sanitary pad and first aid).
  3. Proper water facility.
  4. Basin and liquid hand wash soap for hand wash.
What are the innovative technical features that you have in your product/ prototype?

The main innovative feature of our prototype that other similar prototype doesn’t have is portability. We have designed our product in such a way that it is portable to carry on to different location which tends to eliminate the space permitting, social and legal issues related for leasing the land in public places. Our product can be lifted in and out of a vehicle easily. And also disposal is used as organic fertilizer.

What technical feature of your product/ prototype will ensure that your target audience finds it usable and relevant?

The features that will satisfy the users are:

  • Well and sanitized toilet environment
  • Availability of toilet in every 1-2 km along ring-road
  • Availability of proper water facility
  • Medical booth is also provided for sanitary pads and first aid kits
  • Separate booth for each of toilet maintaining privacy
  • Well managed thrash-bin for disposal of sanitary pads, attached to women’s toilet
Explain how will you scale up your product to support huge user base.

SafaSahar is now limited to “along ring-road”. Unavailable of public toilet is issue all over the nation. Portable toilet can be placed anywhere in little space. With this concept, we can install portable public all over the nation. People use it when they see it, so any marketing is not required for the product. But awareness campaign for proper use of toilet can be conducted, for optimum utilization of the resource like water and not damaging public property. In this way, we can scale up our product to support mass number of users. 

Where do you intend to use your product/ prototype primarily?

For initial, we have planned to install our product along the ring-road within the distance of 1-2 km each (station). Because ring-road is one of the crowded and busiest place in Kathmandu valley it will be the great place to evaluate our product in the starting phase.

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