Thursday, 24 May 2012 02:41

NSW students win inaugural ICT innovation awards

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The Australian chapter of India’s National Association of Software and Services Companies, Nasscom, has conferred its inaugural ICT innovation awards on four teams of students at the Universities of Sydney, Western Sydney and Wollongong.

Nasscom received 12 entries from six Universities in the award categories – IT innovation and IT-enabled business innovation – with entries judged by an independent judging panel after students presented their concepts to leaders in the corporate sector.

Students were presented with their awards at CeBIT by India’s Minister of State in the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Sachin Pilot, and the chairman of NASSCOM Australia, Anu Agrawal, said the content and quality of the presentations to judges was excellent and demonstrated “many fine examples of originality.”

The four winning entries were:

•    University of Wollongong - Compressed Sensing Imager which can see through walls and opaque structures and can be used in surveillance and rescue missions

•    University of NSW – Confufish provides a ‘lite’ logistics solution fore NGO’s who provide critical aide in quite difficult logistical areas


•    University of Sydney – MyPower Energy Management Platform gives consumers a complete view of their power consumption that can be deployed quickly and easily

•    University of Western Sydney – STEP ON IT PROGRAM is an eHealth solution that provides real time feedback on key health measurements

The patron of Nasscom Australia, Neville Roach, said the awards were an excellent platform for international exposure for Australian students, especially in India, this year’s Partner Country at CeBIT.”

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Peter Dinham

Peter Dinham is a co-founder of iTWire and a 35-year veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).

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