The University of Newcastle, Australia

Grand Challenge Information Session

5 Aug 2020 from 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Info session

The University of Newcastle’s Grand Challenge is an annual initiative with the aim of encouraging multi-disciplinary teams to propose and develop potential solutions to a complex challenge. The most compelling submissions will share in more than $50,000 in funds to advance their idea.

This year the Grand Challenge has focussed on a complex problem that has both local and global significance – controlling mosquitoes. Mosquitoes can be a major annoyance, but also present an increasing threat of disease.

At this information session, you'll learn how you can get involved in each stage of the Grand Challenge including:

  • Idea Spark Competition
  • Skill Development Workshops
  • Ask Me Anything Sessions with mosquito experts
  • Grand Challenge and Pitching Competition

Event is free but registrations essential - book here.

You'll also have the opportunity to hear a series of short and sharp presentations by mosquito experts, field workers implementing mosquito interventions across the globe and 2019 Grand Challenge grant winners who will share the challenges they face daily in attempting to understand and control mosquitoes to inspire you to come up with potential ideas for solutions!

The Grand Challenge is open to all University of Newcastle students, staff, academics and alumni across the globe, as well as the wider community. It is a great way to meet new people, be exposed to fresh ideas, learn new skills and build creative, original work while having real-world impact. Great ideas come from everywhere, so no matter your background or experience you’ve got everything to gain by participating.

  • I2N Virtual Hub