2013 NASSCOM Innovation Student Awards
Nominations are now closed for the 2013 NASSCOM Innovation Student Awards. We received a good number and quality of nominations from across Australia for the best IT Innovation and IT-enabled Business Innovation (see categories below). Winners will receive $1,000 and will be presented at CeBIT in May 2013.
"By winning the NASSCOM Innovation Award, our project was given more opportunities than we could have hoped for. The feedback from the judges gave us a unique perspective into our solution and helped us to build the next stage. The prize being announced at CeBIT was a bonus we weren't ready for; companies we had been trying to talk to for months were trying to call us, and by the time we had made it back to our seats from the stage we already had a couple of tentative funding offers. Our team immensely appreciated the work that the NASSCOM Awards team put into the program, and all the opportunities which arose from it!"
- Brad Lorge, UNSW
Hon. Sachin Pilot (centre), Mr. Som Mittal NASSCOM President (left), Mr. Toole (2nd left),
Hon. Greg Pearce (2nd right) and Anu Agrawal NASSCOM Australia Chairman (right)
with Winners of the 2012 NASSCOM Innovation Student Awards
2013 Awards Timetable
||Friday 26th April 2013|
|1st Round of Judging
|27th April to 4th May 2013|
|Presentation Guidelines Webinar
Online - 10am AEST
|Wednesday 8th May 2013|
|2nd Round of Judging
Venue: Tata Consultancy Services, Level 3, 76 Berry Street, North Sydney
|Monday 13th May 2013|
|Award Announcements at CEBIT 2013 in Sydney||Wednesday 29th May 2013|
|Post Awards media and distribution||May / June 2013|
If you would like further information or would like to receive an Entry Form for the 2014 Awards, please send us an email.
NASSCOM is the premier trade body and chamber of commerce of the IT software and services industry in India. NASSCOM member companies are in the business of software development, software services and IT-enabled BPC services.
NASSCOM Australia is the Australian chapter of NASSCOM. Its members have currently invested upwards of $100M to setup more than 20 development centres in Australia and currently employ more than 7000 people in Australia. They have strong links with many universities in Australia to recruit students for global projects, run student internships programs and have established scholarships.
The categories in the 2013 Awards are IT Innovation and IT-enabled Business Innovation.
IT InnovationThis broad category is for any IT-related Technical Innovation, so encompasses new processes, innovative design, systems and device innovation.
IT-enabled Business InnovationIT-Enabled Business Innovation is for any innovative business application or process and could be systems based, cloud based or mobile.
CRITERIA & JUDGING
Both categories have the same criteria, namely Innovation, Performance and Potential. Students have to demonstrate that their innovation is unique, provides real user benefits and has great world-wide potential. The judges may confer as many or few awards as they agree meets these key criteria.