Feeds

Curtin Uni app comp goes national

oZAPP prize open in August

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Build a business case: developing custom apps

Western Australia’s Curtin University has launched a national app competition that follows on from a successful local competition held last year.

While the details of this year’s prize are yet to be announced, the university is promising “significant resources” to help winners build and launch their apps, along with providing “a forum for interaction between applicants, finalists, entrepreneurs [and] investors”.

The oZAPP competition follows on from last year’s WApp competition, which received 95 submissions, and its winner, Big Help Mob (designed to help organize volunteers), was awarded cash prizes totaling more than $AU80,000. Other finalists last year included tools for diagnostic pathology, foetal heart monitoring, interior design and a gift register concept.

According to Curtin’s director of IP commercialisation Rohan McDougall, the momentum built last year made it clear that there was a national audience for the awards.

Applications will be opened on August 1, 2012. ®

The essential guide to IT transformation

More from The Register

next story
Munich considers dumping Linux for ... GULP ... Windows!
Give a penguinista a hug, the Outlook's not good for open source's poster child
The Return of BSOD: Does ANYONE trust Microsoft patches?
Sysadmins, you're either fighting fires or seen as incompetents now
Microsoft cries UNINSTALL in the wake of Blue Screens of Death™
Cache crash causes contained choloric calamity
Time to move away from Windows 7 ... whoa, whoa, who said anything about Windows 8?
Start migrating now to avoid another XPocalypse – Gartner
You'll find Yoda at the back of every IT conference
The piss always taking is he. Bastard the.
HANA has SAP cuddling up to 'smaller partners'
Wanted: algorithm wranglers, not systems giants
prev story

Whitepapers

Endpoint data privacy in the cloud is easier than you think
Innovations in encryption and storage resolve issues of data privacy and key requirements for companies to look for in a solution.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
Solving today's distributed Big Data backup challenges
Enable IT efficiency and allow a firm to access and reuse corporate information for competitive advantage, ultimately changing business outcomes.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.