[OSGeo-Discuss] [Fwd: [Ilwis] Call for Entries - 52°North Student Innovation Prize for Geoinformatics]
nedh at lightlink.com
Wed Jun 11 03:16:36 PDT 2008
I thought some folks here might be interested in this.
***Sorry for any cross postings ***
The 52°North Open Source Initiative hereby issues a call for entries for
the 52°North Student Innovation Prize for Geoinformatics.
The aim of this innovation prize is to encourage students to make a
contribution to the development and practical realization of innovative
concepts in the field of geoinformatics.
The competition is directed primarily at students of geoinformatics,
computer science, business informatics and media informatics.
Applications are requested from small teams of students (2-4 members);
applications will also be accepted from individuals (who will also be
referred to as teams for the purposes of the competition).
The innovation prize is being awarded by 52°North GmbH, con terra GmbH,
ESRI Geoinformatik GmbH, the International Institute for Geo-Information
Science and Earth Observation (ITC in Enschede) and the Institute for
Geoinformatics at the University of Münster. All of these institutions
are working together under the banner of the 52°North Open Source
Initiative, with the common aim of promoting research and education in
the field of geoinformatics. A central foundation of 52°North’s
activities is the constant exchange of research matters and innovative
developments between academic and business organizations. Located in
Münster, the 52°North Initiative possesses a level of potential which is
unique throughout Europe when it comes to the development of innovative
solutions in the field of geoinformation as a whole as well as in its
The innovation prize will enable the winning team to stay with the
52°North Initiative in Münster for at least a month. During this time,
the winners of the innovation prize will develop their prize-winning
ideas together with students and academic personnel from the
aforementioned institutions. Their work should culminate in the
implementation of a fully functioning open source software programme as
Depending on the size of the student team, prize money of between 1,500
and a maximum of 4,000 euros will be awarded. The money is intended to
contribute towards financing the winning team's stay in Münster. Upon
successful completion of their activities, the team will receive a bonus
of between 500 and 2,000 euros.
The application can be entered in either German or English, and must
include the following documents:
· For the team as a whole: an explanation of the motivation and
practical relevance behind the idea, a functional and technical draft
plan for its implementation, and a time schedule stating the desired
dates for the stay in Münster;
· For each member of the team: a curriculum vitae in tabular form,
including previous studies, and a personal declaration.
The closing date for applications is November 30, 2008. The idea which
is selected as the winner of the innovation prize will be developed and
implemented in Münster from mid-February 2009.
For further information regarding this competition, please see:
Please send your application by November 30, 2008 to:
Ms. Ann Hitchcock
Dipl.-Geogr. Ann Hitchcock
48155 Muenster, Germany
Geschäftsführer: Dr. Albert Remke, Dr. Andreas Wytzisk
Amtsgericht Münster HRB 10849
Tel.: +49 (0)251 74 74- 520
Fax: +49 (0)251 74 74- 530
hitchcock at 52north.org
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