Open Data and Higher Education Award

Supported By: 
Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

The best use of open data to enhance higher education.

If we say open data & higher education - what are your ideas?


Eligibility Criteria

Entry must use at least one Qld open government data set from Bonus points for using open research data.

Mycity in Virtual Reality

Team Name: 
Team Gold Coast

My City in Virtual Reality

Why do we need Virtual Reality?

Virtual Reality is becoming popular day by day. Using this technology, users can feel the virtual experience of the places. The Gold Coast is hosting the Commonwealth 2018 Games. The Gold Coast is going to attract more visitors from all over the world for this event.

How does the Virtual Reality app work?


Your only mate that can guess your coordinates.
Team Name: 

EvacuMate is a friendly Facebook messenger bot, built on a platform that changes how we think about managing natural disasters

Search Party

Team Name: 
GovHack Search Party


What is Search Party?

Search Party is a mobile application that co-ordinates the public in searching for missing persons. GPS tracking is utilized for individuals currently searching for missing persons to generate a 'heat map', which draws attention to areas that have not been recently searched. This app hopes to improve the detection of missing persons by improving the efficiency of volunteers using the app. 

How does it work?


Team Name: 

InnovationX is a place to discover the different types of innovation that is happening around us. People are able to see where startup ecosystems are growing; what kind of problems people are solving and the different technologies they are working with; identify gaps and opportunities of the areas, skillsets and technologies that are needed.

InnovationX is 'Connecting Innovation'.

Our goals