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JCU IMPACT10X draws innovators from across JCU Campuses

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Thu, 8 Dec 2022
JCU IMPACT10X draws innovators from across JCU Campuses

The team from James Cook University, Singapore won the Futuristic Technology Award for their idea at the JCU IMPACT10X Sustainability UN SDG Simulator.

The James Cook University (JCU) IMPACT10X Sustainability UN SDG Simulator took place between 30 August and 11 October 2022. It was developed and deployed by Dr Samantha J. Horseman, JCU Innovation Facilitator with global thought leadership and JCU expertise. The aim was to help transform a sustainability-focused technology idea into a business or not-for-profit opportunity. The ideas proposed were to address the UN's Sustainable Development Goals with solutions across a variety of sectors including mining, financial technology, circular economy, gaming, telecommunications, and water.

Of the four programmes under the IMPACT10X Initiative, the Sustainability Impact 10X programme attracted participation from all of JCU’s campuses — Cairns, Townsville, and Singapore.

In fact, the Singapore team clinched the Futuristic Technology Award in the Simulator, with an idea that directly addressed the Sustainable Development Goal 6 Clean Water and Sanitation.

Teams that participated in the programme were afforded the opportunity to build upon their ideas as innovators and entrepreneurs, while being mentored by the JCU Innovation Team. Under the excellent mentorship from the JCU Innovation Team, the Singapore team was able to expand upon their idea, contributing to their success.

Receiving the Futuristic Technology Award facilitated the Singapore team to garner interest from leading Information and Communication Technology provider Ericsson, the International Atomic Energy Agency, and NGO Com Net Mekong to collaborate on deploying their idea.

The Singapore team comprised of Dr Michele Chew, Associate Director of Research Connect at JCU in Singapore; Dr Jusak Jusak, Senior Lecturer of Internet of Things; and Dr Steven Kerrison, Senior Lecturer of Cybersecurity. With their JCU Founders-in-Residence Portfolio, the Singapore team will be the pioneers for the JCU Founders-in-Residence initiative in Singapore in the near future.

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Dr Michele Chew [email protected]
IMPACT10X Simulator: Dr Samantha J. Horseman [email protected]
Media: Mr Edwin Teo [email protected]