Asian Scientist Writing Prize

Asian Scientist Writing Prize
Asian Scientist Writing Prize

Goan wins acclaim at Asian Science Writing Prize

TNN | Aug 1, 2015, 02.33 AM IST

PANAJI: A Goan entrepreneur, Jason Fernandes, received an honorable mention at the Asian Scientist Writing Prize 2015, after competing with 300 writers from 16 different countries in Asia, including China, Japan and Thailand, recently. The 32-year old founder of SmartKlock Inc – a startup involved in builds tools and applications that allow for better coordination between devices - won acclaim for his piece entitled ‘Moore’s Law and Evolution: How non biological evolution made Charles Darwin irrelevant’. Fernandes’ paper focused on how evolution has been far outpaced by non-biological evolution and the age of the cyborg.

The contest was organized by the Asian Scientist Magazine and the Science Centre of Singapore with the purpose of showcasing the best science writing talent in Asia. Backed by the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology and Singapore University of Technology and Design, the award was presented by the country’s education minister, Heng Swee Keat.

Coincidentally, this was Fernandes’ first attempt at science writing. “I’m glad I had the opportunity to look into an interesting subject and perhaps contribute to the conversation somewhat,” the Candolim-based man - who regularly writes on technology-related subjects for GlobeAsia–Indonesia, Chip Magazine and Man’s World - said.

SmartKlock Inc’s flagship device, SmartKlock One will be launched soon. “The platform we have built can be used to keep track of any metric. While there certainly is a market in connecting consumers with their social media and other information, SmartKlock is useful to any industry that involves monitoring multiple metrics of information simultaneously, such as the finance, medical or even fitness industries,” Fernandes said.