What problem would you solve with Specim IQ?
Join our mission of making spectral imaging easy and share your vision of tomorrow’s hyperspectral imaging application!
The Specim IQ App Contest, organized by Specim, is first of its kind. It is a chance for participants from various fields to create novel innovative applications by utilizing the unique capabilities of the Specim IQ.
Hyperspectral imaging technology is advancing at a huge speed, and in the future, we are likely to see equipment that is suitable not only for businesses but also for consumers.
To achieve that, it is not enough to develop the equipment – we also need applications that are useful and easy to use. This is why we invite all of you to come up with ideas for the next groundbreaking hyperspectral imaging application!
Questions? Email iqappcontest(at)specim.fi
- Novel use of Specim IQ
- Savings in money or time
- Increased security or equivalent
Hyperspectral imaging for real time food quality assessment
ImpactVision Application Proposal seeks to rapidly and non-destructively verify food product authenticity with Specim IQ and determine which products should be kept on the shelf and for how long in the case of food retailers.
Specim IQ App Contest Jury has evaluated this Proposal to be highly potential to answer to a global challenge of food waste management. It would allow a safe and reliable way to evaluate the food quality in different phases of the supply chain. As the demand for more efficient food production is already high and is only going to increase in the following years, the proposed Application could have a major impact on the food waste management sector.
Team ImpactVision is a venture-backed software company based in San Francisco helping food processors, manufacturers and retailers rapidly assess their product quality to drive superior product consistency, deliver premium quality, prevent waste and differentiate their brands. ImpactVision was established in 2015, inspired by the founders’ discovery that hyperspectral imaging perceives qualities which the human eye cannot detect, such as freshness, ripeness or firmness and the potential this data has to transform the way supply chains process food. ImpactVision hyperspectral imaging software provides food companies with real-time information about the quality of their products to automate quality control. Their goal is to build the world’s largest database of spectral signatures for food so that anyone, anywhere, can access this world of new information.
Rolf B. Saager – University of Linköping
Quantitative Spectral Imaging for Rapid Burn Wound Assessment
The App Proposal is to establish a non-contact method for quantifying clinical burn depth using a handheld hyperspectral imaging system.
According to Specim IQ App Contest Jury, this proposal shows clear advantages that hyperspectral imaging could bring to the treatment of burn wounds. This type of solution would allow a quicker and more reliable way to estimate the severity of the burn wounds and could have a major impact on the healthcare sector
Dr. Saager works in Linköping University, Sweden. His lab develops methods and instrumentation that advance spectroscopy, light transport modelling, and imaging of tissue; creating non-invasive tools for the clinical detection, monitoring or treatment of skin diseases and injuries.
Planetek Italia s.r.l.
REDoX – Remote Early Detection of Xylella
The Team, with the lead of Mr. Claudio La Mantia, proposes an Application to support early detection of Xylella fastidiosa bacteria, which is causing several diseases with profound impacts on agriculture and the environment, in olive trees. Currently the presence of X. fastidiosa is monitored through visual inspections for the identification of branches and leaves that show symptoms of X. fastidiosa, and the collection of numerous samples from the infected plants that require very complex and expensive analysis in authorized laboratories. Remote detection of X. fastidiosa in olive trees could be performed with Specim IQ and hyperspectral analysis allowing early, reliable, high spatial resolution identification of potentially infected olive tree branches and leaves.
Specim IQ App Contest Jury evaluates this proposal to show clear advantages of portable hyperspectral imaging and it could have a major impact on olive tree industry.
Team from Planetek Italia srl is specialized at designs of new processes and solutions that simplify the use of geo-localized information. Their collaborator IREA-CNR is a scientific and technological research institute belonging to the largest Italian research institution, The National Research Council (CNR).
Pre-Diagnosis System Design for Neonates using Artificial Intelligence and Hyperspectral Imaging System.
Neonatal pre-diagnosis system design and follow-up treatment are vital importance for health sector. Aivisiontech proposes a Pre-Diagnosis System Design for Neonates using Artificial Intelligence and Hyperspectral Imaging system. Proposed system provides contact-free, non-ionized, non-invasive imaging method provides a smart, fast and harmless neonatal pre-diagnosis systems.
Jury evaluates this proposal to show clear advantages that hyperspectral imaging could bring to the treatment of neonates. This type of solution would allow a safe and reliable way to estimate the health status of the newborn babies and could have a major impact on the healthcare sector
Team Aivisiontech from Turkey, with the lead of Prof. Dr. Murat Ceylan is specialized in biomedical and image processing, deep learning, artificial Intelligence and image fusion techniques.
Measuring and optimizing the impact of the adjustable LED light panels on various cannabis strains, as well as other cultivation techniques.
Team Sunscape LED proposes an application for measuring and optimizing the impact of the adjustable LED light panels on various cannabis strains, as well as other cultivation techniques.
Specim IQ App Contest Jury found this proposal to be innovative and applying hyperspectral imaging in cultivation from different perspective than traditionally. The application is also a very good fit for portable hyperspectral imager like Specim IQ. Thus we are excited to see the results of this proposal.
Team Sunscape LED from California consists of biologists, engineers, and industrial designers, being at the same time, as they describe, risk takers, explorers and adventurers. They partner with fellow pioneers of indoor farming, unified by the commitment to an agricultural future that is sustainable and dedicated to scientific and engineering excellence. Their mission is to design, fabricate and deliver the most reliable LED lighting solutions, working alongside cultivators at their own R&D facility.
The winner gets a full portable hyperspectral imaging set, including both the Specim IQ and the full Accessory Pro Pack.
All the finalists will receive free equipment rental and training during the final.
Your application should offer a superb solution compared to other methods (manual or technology based) in terms of novelty and market need, savings (in money, time or other resources) and safety. We are especially looking for application proposals utilizing the mobility and high spectral imaging capabilities of the Specim IQ.
Application proposals will be evaluated by a small scientific jury, chosen among the skillful Specim staff experts.
16.1.2019 Contest opens for applying
8.3. Last day to apply
4.4. Announcing the finalists
16.4. Online training for finalists
16.4.-31.7. Contest final
31.8. Announcing the winner
GENERAL RULES FOR THE SPECIM IQ APP CONTEST
These General Rules of the SPECIM IQ App Contest (“Rules”) shall be applied to any entry of SPECIM IQ App Contest (“Contest”). These Rules form a binding legal agreement between registered participant (“Participant”) and Specim, Spectral Imaging Ltd., a company organized under the laws of Finland, having its principal place of business in Elektroniikkatie 13, FI-90590 Oulu, Finland (“SPECIM”).
Within the context of the SPECIM IQ App Contest, an App (“App”) refers to a commercially potential solution to a problem that can be measured with SPECIM IQ. The Participants of the Contest shall submit their App proposals innovated by them. The purpose of the Contest is to find innovative App with a commercial potential, which can be taken into production use by SPECIM.
By entering the Contest, Participant agrees to be bound by these Rules. If Participant does not agree with these Rules, he/she shall not participate the Contest.
2. Eligibility, Participation in the Contest
The Contest shall be organized worldwide. Participant is responsible for checking applicable local laws and regulations in his/her jurisdiction before participating the Contest to make sure that participation is legal.
Participants can be private persons or representatives of a private company, school, University, research organization or equivalent. Furthermore, multiple Participants can unite and participate as a team in the Contest. Teams can also unite during the Contest application period set forth in Clause 6 below, with a prerequisite that united team and all members of the team meet all requirements set forth in these Rules. There is no limitation for the team size. SPECIM distributors and partners are eligible to participate the Contest.
To be eligible in the Contest, Participants must register to the Contest on the Contest website www.specim.fi/iq/contest. Participant is responsible for the information it provides within the registration and agrees to provide and maintain true, current and complete information about him/herself as requested in the Contest registration form. If Participant is a team, one accredited representative of the team shall register the team and administer the registration. Such representative confirms and is responsible for his/her authorization to represent the team.
SPECIM employees are not eligible to participate the Contest. Organizations that SPECIM recognizes as its competitors (whether direct or indirect), or their representatives, cannot participate the Contest. Should SPECIM identify at any stage of the Contest any of the Participants to represent an organization that SPECIM recognizes as one of its competitors, SPECIM has a full right not to further consider this participant in the Contest.
By entering the Contest, the Participant warrants that all information submitted by him/her is true, current and complete. SPECIM reserves the right to verify the eligibility of the Participants.
SPECIM reserves the right to disqualify any Participant if it has reasonable grounds to believe that Participant does not comply with these Rules. Contest shall be organized in two Stages, which are described in Clauses 3.1 and 3.2, with a prerequisite that all conditions of this Clause must be met.
3. Procedure of the Contest
3.1 Stage I
At Stage I, Participant enters in Contest by submitting his/her App proposal file via SPECIM’s website www.specim.fi/iq/contest. Any written communication related to App proposals and the Contest shall be in English.
The number of App proposals per Participant is not limited. Each App proposal shall be submitted as an own file. All App proposals properly submitted within a Contest period and applicable due dates will be considered.
SPECIM evaluates the received App proposals within Stage I and reserves all rights to choose the finalists entering to Stage II. SPECIM will contact finalists in person. Number of finalists will be approximately five but shall be upon sole discretion of SPECIM.
3.2 Stage II
The finalists chosen by SPECIM enter into Stage II. Prior to entering the Stage II the finalists shall commit to SPECIM general rules for lending and insuring the equipment. If finalist does not commit to and other applicable rules provided by SPECIM, finalist cannot participate in Stage II.
SPECIM will lend each of the finalists the full SPECIM IQ Propack setup for a time period of maximum three months to provide the Participant with required tools to build, test and validate the App proposal which finalist has submitted at Stage I. SPECIM general rules for lending and insuring the equipment will be applied and other further details will be agreed.
SPECIM will provide the finalists an online training how to use SPECIM IQ. The finalists will also receive a recording of the training.
The finalists can develop, test and validate the App proposal in their preferred software and/or programming language.
The finalists will deliver their Apps to SPECIM as a white paper describing in a clear written English language that represents a) the problem to be solved; and b) the solution to the problem applying SPECIM IQ, as well as the limitations of the solution. The finalist shall also deliver SPECIM a demonstration of the use of the App with SPECIM IQ (e.g. in a teleconference or as a recorded media). The finalist is not obliged to deliver the full algorithm level of the App to SPECIM.
4. Winner Selection
The general selection criteria are novel use of SPECIM IQ, savings in money or time, security or equivalent. More specific selection criteria are SPECIM proprietary information and will not be disclosed. SPECIM reserves the full right to select the winner of the Contest. The decision cannot be appealed.
The winner of the Contest will be informed via email. The name and description of the winner and finalists will be published on the Contest website.
5. Participant Obligations
Participant is obliged to make sure with his/her organization that he/she has a right to participate the Contest. SPECIM disclaims any and all liability or responsibility for disputes arising between Participant and his/her employer or organization related to this Contest.
Each Participant is solely responsible for all equipment, software and accessories including but not limited to Internet connection necessary to access the Contest website and to develop and upload App Proposal.
Participant commits to give interviews at request by SPECIM. SPECIM may publish interviews on its website.
By entering the Contest Participant warrants that all information submitted by Participant is true, current and complete. Participant’s obligations related to Intellectual Property Rights are set forth in Clause 9.
6. Contest Period
The Contest period shall be as follows:
16.1.2019 Contest opens for applying
8.3. Last day to apply
4.4. Announcing the finalists
16.4. Online training for finalists
16.4.-31.7. Contest final
31.8. Announcing the winner
The winner of the Contest will be rewarded with a SPECIM IQ and the full Accessory Pro Pack. If the winner is a team, it is the responsibility of the winner team to decide how the prize will be divided or utilized between the team members. Prize is non-transferable.
8. Disqualification, Reservation of Rights
SPECIM reserves the right to verify eligibility and to adjudicate on any dispute at any time. If Participant provides any false information, he/she may be immediately disqualified from the Contest. Participant will be disqualified as well in the event of breach of these Rules.
If any Participant is disqualified from the Contest, SPECIM may solely decide whether replacement should be selected.
SPECIM reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest at any time. Additionally, SPECIM reserves the right to modify the Contest period. Any changes will be communicated through the Contest website, and Participant shall be liable to regularly check the SPECIM website to ensure the Contest dates. SPECIM is not liable for any failure of a Participant to receive changes.
9. Intellectual Property Rights
Participant warrants that each submitted App proposal is his/her or team’s own original work and does not contain trade secrets or confidential information, and that Participant is the sole and exclusive owner and rights holder of the App. Furthermore, Participant warrants that the App proposal does not contain any third-party rights and to the best knowledge of the Participant, it does not infringe or violate any intellectual property rights of third parties. Participant warrants that he/she has the right and authority to submit the App.
By entering the Contest and submitting an App proposal, the Participant exclusively grants, assigns and transfers to SPECIM a non-limited right to use any Apps without separate charge as defined in these Rules (including ideas and documentation). The foregoing shall apply notwithstanding whether Participant’s proposal will/will not be selected to finalists or awarded. Participant acknowledges and understands that he/she shall not include in the App any material that it wishes to retain in his/her exclusive own use.
Participant understands and agrees that SPECIM may freely develop, modify, use commercially, distribute, reproduce and utilize in any other ways the App proposal without limitations. Participant is not, however, liable for the commercial use of the Apps, whereas such use is upon risk of SPECIM.
10. Indemnity, Limitation of Liability
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Participant agrees to defend, indemnify and to hold harmless SPECIM at all times from and against any liability, claims, demands, losses, damages, costs and expenses, and claims, actions, suits or proceedings (including reasonable attorney’s fees), arising out of or accruing from (a) any act, default or omission of the Participant; (b) a breach of any warranty set forth in these Rules; (c) Participant’s other violation of these Rules; (d) Participant’s failure to comply with applicable laws, regulations or executive orders. SPECIM’s maximum aggregate liability will not in any event exceed 50 Euros.
Participant undertakes to keep confidential any information which he/she knows or reasonably should know is confidential and relates to SPECIM, its business or the Contest.
12. Applicable Law
All claims arising out of or relating to these Rules shall be governed by the laws of Finland, excluding its conflict of laws rules. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods will not apply.
Any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or relating to these Rules, or the breach, termination or validity thereof shall be finally settled by arbitration in accordance with the Arbitration Rules of Finland Chamber of Commerce. A dispute shall be resolved by one arbitrator in the English language in Oulu, Finland.