The University of Newcastle, Australia

Grand Challenge Workshop: Create Real-World Value

7 Sep 2020 from 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Build an all star team

By joining this workshop you are under no obligation to submit a proposal to the Grand Challenge. Those that intend to, however, will find this workshop will help you to develop a great submission. This is a skill development workshop for anybody to join, regardless of your affiliation to the University.

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 $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.

Having a great idea is one thing, but do you know if your solution is really providing the biggest value to end-users, beneficiaries, or customers so it can have the greatest impact? Take advantage of this professional development opportunity where you will learn new skills, meet new people, and get a competitive edge - not just for the Grand Challenge but for your employability prospects too!

Event is free but registration essential - book here.

At this interactive Create Real-World Value Workshop you will learn about:

  • Developing a compelling value proposition
  • Understand the critical role of customer discovery
  • Best practice methods for talking to potential end-users
  • How to use feedback and insights to improve a solution or pivot an idea

Skill up and get informed to help drive a strong submission to the Grand Challenge. Grand Challenge submissions open Sep 21 – Oct 25

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.

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