Tech innovation awards handed out by ministers – The Royal Gazette | Bermuda News, Business, Sports, Events, & Community

Log In

Reset Password
BERMUDA | RSS PODCAST

Tech innovation awards handed out by ministers

First Prev 1 2 3 Next Last
Coral Wells receiving a Technology Leadership Award (Photograph by Jason Jei Swan)

Leadership in innovation has been celebrated by the economic development department.

The department presented awards to three technology entrepreneurs.

It was followed by awards to school-aged winners of pitches from companies who wanted problems solved.

Wayne Furbert, the Minister for the Cabinet Office, handed out the awards on December 13 with Diallo Rabain, the Minister of Education.

Adrian Lodge, Coral Wells and Edmond Johnson were recognised first.

Mr Lodge designed Virtual AP to help businesses to negotiate Covid-19 restrictions for a digital work space.

Ms Wells came up with a virtual pathway to take students overseas to work on coding for advanced app development.

Mr Johnson designed a high-tech route for antigen tests to get backing from an online registration system.

Edmond Johnson, receiving a 2021 Technology Leadership Award (Photograph by Jason Jei Swan)

The department called on middle and high schools in October to crack problems for local businesses in a second round.

Challenges were submitted by Bermuda Press, Red Laser, and Gear & Gadget, and seven school teams entered the competition, including the Berkeley Institute, Bermuda High School, Clearwater Middle School, Saltus and Sandys Secondary Middle School.

BHS came first, with Berkeley in second place and Saltus in the third spot.

The three winning teams got three months’ free access to a tech mentor to refine their solutions.

Kevin DaCosta accepting the award on behalf of Adrian Lodge, winner of a Technology Leadership Award (Photograph by Jason Jei Swan)

You must be Registered or to post comment or to vote.

Published December 22, 2021 at 8:51 pm (Updated December 23, 2021 at 7:21 pm)

Tech innovation awards handed out by ministers

What you
Need to
Know
1. For a smooth experience with our commenting system we recommend that you use Internet Explorer 10 or higher, Firefox or Chrome Browsers. Additionally please clear both your browser's cache and cookies - How do I clear my cache and cookies?
2. Please respect the use of this community forum and its users.
3. Any poster that insults, threatens or verbally abuses another member, uses defamatory language, or deliberately disrupts discussions will be banned.
4. Users who violate the Terms of Service or any commenting rules will be banned.
5. Please stay on topic. "Trolling" to incite emotional responses and disrupt conversations will be deleted.
6. To understand further what is and isn't allowed and the actions we may take, please read our Terms of Service
7. To report breaches of the Terms of Service use the flag icon