Three win $1,000 for 1,000 words

01 June 2015

This year ABI members came away with three wins in the Spark Ideas Challenge - two in the Commercial Entrepreneurship category, and one in the Social Entrepreneurship category. There were ten prizes in each of these categories, with an additional 19 prizes across the Faculty/Special Prizes, from a pool of 280 entries. Each prize was worth $1,000 from a total prize pool of $40,000. Each entry had to describe an entrepreneurial idea in 1,000 words.

The winning entries from the ABI were:

  • Mahyar Osanlouy's Offline positioning systems: An offline system using an inertial measurement system to provide an indoor/outdoor positioning tool for accurate navigation and GCP technology in the Commercial Entrepreneurship category,
  • Hamed Minaeizaeim's GCP technology: New “chest physiotherapy” device that motivates children to exercise and records their performance so doctors can monitor the progression of their lung diseases in the Commercial Entrepreneurship category,
  • Marco Schneider, Tony Tse, Andrew Creegan and Nixon Chau's SuperTitles: Improved closed-captioning system for use in cinemas to provide personal subtitles to moviegoers with hearing or language difficulties in the Social Entrepreneurship category.

Mahyar, Hamed, Marco and Tony are all doctoral candidates, Andrew Creegan has just graduated with a Master of Engineering in Bioengineering, and Nixon is a masters student.

 

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