Students from Kempsey Adventist School have taken out the Youth Category at this year's StartUp Coffs Coast final live pitch competition.
The students 'Real-time Learning' project is based on two mobile apps that they designed, built and prototyped.
The apps capture the readiness of students to learn before each lesson and help the teacher to tailor the day's classroom techniques from that information to improve overall learning outcomes.
"Winning this award acknowledges the students hard work and determination to design and build technology solutions, not just be consumers of technology," Kempsey Adventist School deputy principal Vanessa Baywood said.
"It also acknowledges their ability to work together as a team, bringing together different skills ranging from design, coding, digital media and communication."
A Coffs Harbour City Council initiative, StartUp Coffs Coast is the biggest startup event on the Mid-North Coast and facilitates innovation and business growth across the region.
Council's Section Leader, City Prosperity Fiona Barden said that she was excited to see the introduction of the Youth Category as part of Startup Coffs Coast this year.
"The eagerness and excitement of the students was incredible to watch; they came up with fantastic ideas that have real world applications. We are excited to be helping to develop the next generation of Startups," she said.
The winner of the open category, Suzanne Douglas said that building her innovative medical device Vesticam had been a huge project for her team.
For more information on the event or local startup support, go to www.6degreesco.com.au