Cégep Gérald-Godin Invites Young Creators to Innovate and Win

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 TECHNOCompétences

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

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