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Google announces 10 finalists for its Australian Google Impact Challenge

Broede Carmody /

Google has revealed the finalists for its first ever Australian Google Impact Challenge.

 

The Google Impact Challenge invites Australian not-for-profits to pitch a project aimed at tackling some of the world’s biggest social challenges by leveraging modern technology.

 

Ten organisations have made the shortlist, including the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Association (AIME), The Fred Hollows Foundation and Engineers Without Borders Australia.

 

Their pitches range from creating an app that reports on real-time air quality data for asthma sufferers to an online game that inspires young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to learn maths and science.

 

Google is now asking Australians to vote for their favourite project. The most popular idea will receive $500,000 from the tech giant to help make their idea come to life.

 

Three additional winners will be selected by an expert judging panel that will include Australian sporting legend Glenn McGrath, former News Corp Australia chief executive Kim Williams and Australian businesswoman and philanthropist Anne Geddes.

 

Voting closes at 11.59pm on Monday, October 13. The winner of the Australian Google Impact Challenge will be announced on October 14.

 

For a full list of finalists and their pitches visit the Impact Challenge Australia website.

 

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Broede Carmody

Broede Carmody is a former senior reporter at SmartCompany. Previously, he was a co-editor of RMIT University's student magazine Catalyst.

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