SAINTE-GENEVIÈVE, QC, Feb. 20, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Students and programmers are being invited to develop mobile
applications related to transportation, the consumer market or
education. By submitting their applications and participating in the
contest, they can share in the winning of two grand prizes of $2,500.
The winners will be decided on April 17th, 2013, by an industry
professional. The prize ceremony will be at the end of the Conference
on Mobile Applications being held at Cégep Gérald-Godin.
The goal of the contest is to stimulate creativity while encouraging an
exchange between industry representatives and young talent. The
contest jury will be made up of experts in the industry of finance,
higher learning education and entrepreneurial support organisations.
For each section, a prize will be given for the application which is:
The most relevant
The most useful
The most creative
Section A is for students registered in a Canadian college or university. Section B is open to everyone, but participants must use open data from the City
of Montreal related to transport. Those who submit applications will
benefit from an extraordinary window of opportunity,
Registration begins February 18th, 2013 and the deadline for presenting
applications is April 10th. Registration forms are available on the Gapp project Website as well as all of the rules and regulations. For more
information, go to: www.gappcgodin.org.
Why hold a contest for mobile applications? The director general of the
Cégep explains: "Markets are not necessarily efficient in supporting
early-stage development of technological innovation. Therefore,
colleges and universities have a key role to play. This is the reason
why Cégep Gérald-Godin has organised the mobile app competition."
The Cégep would like to thank the principal partners for their
contribution to this project : the Ministry of Finance and Economy1, IBM, Bombardier Transport, Desjardins, The City of Montreal and
1 The financial support given by the Minister of Finance and Economy is
offered through the support of the Program for developmental support in
strategic sectors and excellence achievement. The objective of the
program is to mobilise and create action on the part of enterprise and
different economic partners of the Ministry, centred upon objectives
and common interventions to encourage development in strategic sectors
and the achievement of excellence.
SOURCE: Cégep Gérald-Godin
For further information:
Karine Lord | Communication Services
Tel. : 514 626-2666, ext. 5257
firstname.lastname@example.org | www.cgodin.qc.ca