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NASSCOM recognises student innovation

NASSCOM recognises student innovation

Four Universities win its Inaugural Innovation Student Awards 2012

Sachin Pilot (centre), NASSCOM President, Som Mittal (left), NSW MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Premier and for Asia-Pacific Trade, Peter Toole (2nd left), NSW Minister for Finance and Services, Greg Pearce (2nd right), and Anu Agrawal (right) with Winners of the 2012 NASSCOM Innovation Student Awards

Sachin Pilot (centre), NASSCOM President, Som Mittal (left), NSW MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Premier and for Asia-Pacific Trade, Peter Toole (2nd left), NSW Minister for Finance and Services, Greg Pearce (2nd right), and Anu Agrawal (right) with Winners of the 2012 NASSCOM Innovation Student Awards

IT software and services body, NASSCOM Australia, has presented students at the Universities of Sydney, NSW, Western Sydney and Wollongong with awards at its inaugural Innovation Student Awards.

The prizes were presented by the Government of India’s ministry of communications and IT minister of state, Sachin Pilot, during the recent CeBIT ICT celebration dinner at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre.

NASSCOM has traditionally been involved in the education sector, having strong links with many Australian Universities to recruit students for global projects, run student internship programs and establish scholarships.

“I am extremely happy that NASSCOM is working to identify the best innovation from our students. This is an excellent platform for international exposure for Australian students, especially in India, this year’s partner country at CeBIT,” NASSCOM Australia patron, Neville Roach, said.

The company received 12 Entries from six Universities in the two categories – IT Innovation and IT-enabled Business Innovation.

The Awards were judged by an independent judging panel, with students presenting their concepts to leaders in the corporate sector.

The 4 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 for NGOs that provide critical aid in difficult logistical areas.
  • University of Sydney – MyPower Energy Management Platform gives consumers a complete view of their power consumption.
  • University of Western Sydney – STEP ON IT PROGRAM is an eHealth solution that provides real time feedback on key health measurements.

“We recognise the high level of innovation from students of Australia’s Universities; The content and quality of the presentations to our judges was excellent and demonstrated many fine examples of originality,” NASSCOM Australia chairman, Anu Agrawal, said.

Its members have recently invested more than $100 million in setting up more than 20 development centres in Australia.


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