We have an Australian winner of the Imagine Cup
Today I got to see the three
Australian finalists in the Imagine Cup.
Each team had 20 minutes to present the solution, and we were looking at the
15% Problem Definition
How difficult is the problem
How well is it being defined?
Equal consideration will be given to:
Innovation - applications that approach a new problem, or look at an old
problem in a new way.
Impact - applications that either impact a large
number of people very broadly, or impact a smaller number of people very
Effectiveness - to what degree the application actually solves the
problem in question.
The judges will be looking for
elegant system architectures that break the problem down into logical chunks
The judges will be looking for oral
presentations that provide background and context to the project, explain why
the problem is an interesting one, highlight how the system works, and include
an insightful demonstration. Teams will also be evaluated on their ability to
take questions from the judging panel.
The winner was a team from University of Canberra.
The runner up was also a team from University of Canberra.
The winning entry was the Patient Monitoring and Alerting System. This has a
lot of potential, and we're going to spend some time with the team to help them
develop the concept further so that they can blitz the field in India!
I love this part of my job ;)
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