Students pitch way-finding fixes to shark tank

Students present to the panel

From apps to Westmead ambassadors University of Sydney students have pitched a range of innovative solutions to digital way-finding and self-service at Westmead, taking their ideas to a “shark tank” of industry professionals.

The pitch was part of a new project in the university’s industry and community project units, where interdisciplinary student groups, together with industry and community partners, collaborate to tackle challenges and prepare for careers of the future.

Westmead Redevelopment director of redesign and transformation Carla Edwards, who is the industry partner for this Westmead project, said the “shark tank” were blown away with the students’ ideas.

“We were so impressed with what the students have been able to come up with in such a short period of time,” she said.

“They are really thinking outside the box and coming up with some truly original ideas on better ways for people to navigate around the campus.”

The “shark tank” included representatives from the University of Sydney, the Westmead Redevelopment project, Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) information and technology services, WSLHD Youth Council members and WSLHD staff.

The subject will conclude at the end of the semester with a student presentation, a written report to the Westmead Redevelopment and a presentation to an expert panel.

Related information

Read about the University of Sydney partnership.

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