Four mobile applications created by staff and students from RMIT won prizes at the 2015 Victorian iAwards.
Selected from a field of 80 nominees, the four winning entries from RMIT was the largest prize haul of any Victorian university or other organisation.
Celebrating new innovations in Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) for more than 20 years, the iAwards recognise new technologies with actual or potential impact on the wider community.
Selected across a range of iAward categories, RMIT’s prize-winning apps deal with business warehouse management, travel planning, and instantaneous information sharing, as well as a children’s game showing the value of reducing carbon footprints.
Vice-Chancellor and President, Martin Bean CBE, was guest speaker at the Cocktail Reception for the official awards announcement, at RMIT’s Storey Hall.
The University’s winning entries came from the School of Computer Science and IT and Head of School, Professor Athman Bouguettaya, said their success reflected the strength of its teaching and research culture.
“These awards show the level of expertise, as well as the creative, innovative capabilities, that our staff and students possess in a whole range of areas, such as mobile technologies and smartphones, artificial intelligence and machine learning, or programming and development,” he said.
“No other university or other organisation won as many awards as our school did alone – quite a remarkable achievement!”