The University of Newcastle, Australia

The Grand Challenge will bring together multidisciplinary minds from across our community to explore solutions around one of the more perplexing problems of our time.

A combined $50,000 in funding is available to teams who submit the most innovative proposals addressing the challenge of controlling mosquitoes. Participants will be supported with a range of events and workshops to help ensure their proposal has the best chance of securing funding.

The Grand Challenge 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.

Registrations extended until Tuesday, 27th August.

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Video: Hear from the Vice-Chancellor about this year’s challenge focused on mosquitoes.
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Workshops and events

Event • 27 Aug 2019 at 9:00am

Design Sprint Workshops

Instead of over-analysing, overspending or proposing an idea with the wrong value proposition, Grand Challenge participants and their teams can participate in a Design Sprint to ensure their proposal has…

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