The University of Newcastle, Australia

Grand Challenge Workshop: Create Sustainable Impact

14 Sep 2020 from 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Sustainable impact

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.

Implementing a new idea or solution with limited resources and in a tight timeframe requires a good understanding of what you need and who you can work with to achieve your goals. 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 registrations essential - book here.

At this interactive Create Sustainable Workshop you will learn:

  • How to utilise the 'lean startup' process to rapidly build out an idea
  • Why the Business Model Canvas or the Mission Model Canvas is key to identifying all the elements that will create sustainable impact
  • What to do to apply your own idea to a Canvas

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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