Best in the world: Team SOAK from Victoria, Australia have won the worldwide Imagine Cup 2008.
SOAK stands for â€œSmart Operational Agricultural toolKitâ€. I saw this demonstrated in the preliminary finals prior to ReMIX finals for the Australian Imagine Cup contenders. As a farmerâ€™s son, I instantly saw the application. Measuring water, including rainfall, is a constant management process. From memory, the farm I grew up on had daily rainfall measurement from 1972.
The enthusiasm of the team, the way they collaborated across 4 different universities and the application of their invention all contributed to their well deserved award.