The CSD Sustainability Team would like to extend its warmest congratulations to a small group of University students for taking away the Undergraduate Tertiary Students iAward at the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) iAwards on Friday 2 June.
Developed by students Christopher Balfe-Michael, Buddhaholy Siu, Silin Huo, Zonghua Wu, Xinbin Ge and Yifan Li and with the assistance of the Sustainability Team, the award-winning “Digitran” provided critical assistance with the gathering of Sustainable Transport Strategy data. In their award synopsis, the team describes Digitran as:
a unique mobile platform to fulfil a vital need in the sustainability space for our university. We digitised the capture, collection and collation of sustainable transportation survey data via two mobile applications, feeding this digital dataset into an online database and portal. This innovation is unique because it solves some major issues with the current process, namely the capture mechanism (paper & clipboards) and transcription (the transcription of the paper entries into usable digital data)… Our software fills a key need in our university by easily, intuitively and accurately capturing sustainable transportation data. Which in turn enables the university to deliver sustainable outcomes for its staff and students.
Digitran and the team are being entered into the National iAwards in Melbourne in late August and we wish them the very best of luck!
The key goal of the iAwards is to discover, recognise and reward the technology innovations that have the potential to, or are already having a positive impact on the community – at home, in the office and on a global scale. iAwards submissions are accepted from innovators across the whole Australian economy, whether you are an individual, a group, a government or private organisation, or a student.
Proudly hosted by the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), the iAwards operates in all Australian states and territories, including in WA via WAITTA’s Incite Awards and in Tasmania with the support of TasICT. iAwards winners and merit recipients at the state level proceed to become National Finalists, competing at the pinnacle event of the iAwards calendar: the National iAwards.