The IT Innovation Centre (ITIC) Emerging Technology Competition (eTech) is a new initiative that aims to inspire and incentivise undergraduate and postgraduate students — helping them discover and create new ways to use emerging technologies at the University.
The competition was built on the success of the Student Mobile App Competition that has been running for the past five years. Examples of emerging technologies featuring in this year’s competition included, mobile app design and development, gesture controlled technologies, drones, cybersecurity, 3D printing, artificial intelligence, robots augmented reality.
On Wednesday 22 March, the Demos and Awards Ceremony for the event took place, where a cohort of around 20 shortlisted finalists presented their ideas and prototypes to a panel of judges from industry and academia. Paid internships with industry sponsors — Whitbread and Virgin Money — were awarded to the competition winners.
|eTech Competition 2016-17 Winners|
|App Name||Name||Prize and Award|
|MyJoe [presentation]||Jack Hughes (Computer Science)||Winner of the Best Idea, internship sponsored by Virgin|
|Ignis [presentation]||Mason Cusack
Artur Komoter, Simeon Kostadinov (Computer Science)
|Winner of the Best Prototype, internship sponsored by Whitbread|
|BlockCerts [presentation]||Rujia Li, Yifan Wu (Computer Science)||People’s Choice, internship sponsored by ITIC|
|Modufly [presentation]||Ermano Arruda (Computer Science)||Highly Commended, Amazon Vouchers|
|WhereChair [presentation]||Richard Bilyard
Lee Thomas Johnson (Social Sciences)
|Highly Commended, Amazon Vouchers|
You’ll find more information about the eTech competition by visiting the ITIC intranet site and YouTube. There are also a lot of photos from the event on Flickr.
For more information about IT Innovation, please contact Nandy Millan, IT Innovation Manager.