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Outreach Initiatives Humanitarian Innovation HackathonMaking a difference in the Pacific region is the foundation of the Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC). With the industry’s support, through PTC Membership dues and Annual Conference revenue, PTC is able to give back to improve the quality of life in the Pacific Rim. This is accomplished through our ICT Community Outreach Initiatives, such as the Academy, Young Scholar Program, Research Awards, or Projects.

Recently, PTC was proud to support the Professor Ron Johnston Humanitarian Innovation Hackathon hosted by The Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering. The three-day event brought together 200 students from Australia’s universities who produced 32 innovative solutions to address the biggest humanitarian challenges facing the Pacific islands.

We’d like to congratulate The Warren Centre, its partners, and all of the students that participated in the hackathon.

And a special congratulations to the following PTC award recipients.

Pacific Telecommunications Council First Prize for Best Humanitarian Digital Innovation
Greys Humanity – Alida Fois from the University of Melbourne, Celina Dhobbie from Monash University, Charvi Mamidi from The University of Sydney, Portia Sihvola from Queensland University of Technology

Pacific Telecommunications Council Second Prize for Best Humanitarian Digital Innovation
Fortitude – Avanish Shrestha and Rafe Skidmore from The University of Sydney, Isabella Notarpietro from The University of New South Wales, Meg Phillips from the University of Tasmania, Syed Emaad Rizwan from Macquarie University

Pacific Telecommunications Council / Beyond Essential Humanitarian Internship Appointment
Winter is not Coming – Katia Moors from The University of Sydney, Thomas Sau from Macquarie University