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Location Innovation Awards

The Location Innovation Awards are off to a great start. So far we have had 18 entries in only 3 weeks which is wonderful.

Over the last 2 weeks we have presented to ITC students at Massey Unversity, Raffles College and the Axcel Institute and in each case students were told that they can use their entry as part of their university assignments, which is fantastic. It gives students several opportunities.

  • The can create the future technology they would like to use
  • Use the skills and technology they have studied
  • Gain experience with new tools and concepts
  • Win great prizes including a trip to the 2009 Where 2.0 conference in San Jose where they can mix and mingle with industry leaders such as Google and Yahoo
  • Gain recognition and future career opportunities
  • Potentially create an business for themselves commercialising their ideas

As well as the main prize and four category prizes, we are also offering 3 prizes for the best student entries. There are no age requirements so entries will also be accepted from secondary or other school students.

October 30, 2008 Posted by | awards, competition, competitions, education, gps, lbs, lbs games, location innovation awards, new zealand, proximity based marketing, satnav, school, social networking, university | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Why students are entering the Location Innovation Awards

We received 6 entries in the first 3 days of the awards which is wonderful.

Yesterday I presented at Raffles College and at Massey University, telling them about the competition and inviting them to participate. In addition to the teaser of 3 prizes for the best student entries, there are lots of reasons why students should consider this a great opportunity. The University and College agreed and both are being given assignments around the Awards.

So what are the benefits to students?

They have the potential to help shape the technology future they would like to see. How many times have you looked at technology and thought you could design a solution better? Here’s your chance and you don’t have to have the ability to build a working demonstration.

Computing, Business and Marketing students have an opportunity to work on real life solutons using the skills and technologies they have studied. They get the opportunity to access GeoSmart’s API’s and webservices and gain experience using new tools and concepts.

They fit well into the target demographic for LBS users.

A free trip to the US to meet and learn from industry leaders such as Google and Yahoo. There are also lots of other great prizes.

They will receive recognition and be able to positively influce future career or business opportunities and perhaps the chance to get support to commercialise their concepts.

I am looking forward to presenting at other universities over the next week.

October 9, 2008 Posted by | competitions, gps, lbs, location innovation awards, maps, new zealand, web maps | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment