Ideas Collider for Chronic Pain

Tuesday, 26 March 2019, 05:30 pm — Tuesday, 26 March 2019, 08:30 pm

Location I2N Hub Hunter Street, 376 Hunter Street, Newcastle

Ideas Collider is your chance to work with diverse teams, build communication, problem-solving and presentation skills in a fun and judgment-free environment. It is the perfect chance to learn about the world of hackathons without having to give up an entire weekend and the best part is you don’t need to have any specific skills to enter!

At Ideas Collider we bring together students, researchers, industry experts and community, split you into mixed teams of 3-5 people. We then give you a grand challenge to come up with a solution for in 60 minutes and then pitch it to the audience and a panel of expert judges to win some great prizes! Did we mention pizza and drinks are on us?

Event is free but registration essential - book here.


Chronic pain is a subjective noxious experience that can lead to a variety of negative outcomes in people who experience it. It is potentially troublesome as it is long lasting and can lead to psychological exhaustion. As the average number of older Australians increases and the burden of living with chronic pain becomes more real, it is imperative to discover new methods of addressing this issue.

What solution can you develop that helps manage chronic pain?

In your 3 minute presentation you will need to outline:

*What is your solution to this problem?

*Who are your customers and why would they want this product/service?

*What is unique about your solution?

*Who is your team and what is it about their backgrounds/experience that adds value?


First Place: Each team member will receive bragging rights, a ticket to Entrepreneurship101, valued at $45ea and a t-shirt.

People's Choice: Each team member will receive a t-shirt.


5:30 pm – Arrive for networking over drinks and pizza

6:00 pm – Brief introduction

6:10 pm – Breakout into groups and begin work on an idea

7:00 pm – Teams commence 3-minute pitch

7:40 pm – Judges decides winners and audience vote for People’s Choice Award

7:50 pm – Winner announced and People's Choice determined

8:00 pm – Networking

8:30 pm – Event wrap


What is I2N?

The University of Newcastle's Integrated Innovation network (I2N) fuels the successs of innovators and entrepreneurs by connecting them with other founders, mentords, experts, customers and investors, turning their ideas into global impact.

Program Partners

UON is proud to be able to bring this event to you via the NSW State Government's Boosting Business Innovation Program.


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