Themed around the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals of good health and wellbeing, reduced inequalities, climate action and partnerships for the goals, and the idea of connections, the program is a celebration of innovation and impact.
A series of free, virtual public talks and podcasts from the future of work to rethinking the distribution of water for a more equitable and sustainable future.
A series of student competitions, to design solutions to real-world probelms, translate their research and help with vaccination research.
The Student Innovation Challenge supports student entrepreneurs to take their big idea to the next level.
The winners, announced on 27 August 2020, included technologies to help city planners track traffic, prevent diabetes-induced blindness and provide women with clear pathways into STEM.
Students and staff were invited to participate in a Coding Challenge to help understand vaccine related misinformation.
The Challenge will contribute to research by Associate Professor Adam Dunn, from the Faculty of Medicine and Health, on vaccine sentiment from Twitter posts.
Simon Cai and Benoit Berthelier tied for equal highest classification score for the Twitter dataset and will each receive a cash prize of $2250.
The team of Charles Hyland, Alexey Vlaskin, Xuanchi Liu, Eduardo Altmann and Lamiae Azizi will receive the Artemis Prize of $500 for using the most novel techniques and approaching the problem with revealing insights.
3 Minute Thesis is an international competition that features higher degree by research students from over 55 institutions across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. It challenges students to tell the story of their research: what they are doing, why it matters, and what they hope to achieve, in three minutes.
The winner competes against students from other universities in the Asia-Pacific final event.
Nisharnthi Duggan, from the School of Chemistry, was announced as this year's winner for her explanation of her work on developing a new treatment for stroke based on spider venom.
Visualise Your Thesis is an international competition that challenges graduate researchers to summarise their research in an engaging, 60-second visual multimedia presentation. It gives the researcher the opportunity to build essential digital communication skills so they can effectively communicate complex research to a general audience.
Francisco Garcia Bulle Bueno, from the School of Life and Environmental Sciences, was announced as this year's winner for her explanation on how to count tropical pollinators in Australia.
Year 10 and Year 11 students from regional and remote locations are invited to participate in an online competition which involves workshops over four weeks providing insights into innovation, design thinking, creativity and more. By the end of the competition, students develop an innovative solution that creates social impact in their community.
University of Sydney student leaders will give live feedback to the high-school competition entrants.
A series of virtual roundtable discussions bringing academics, industry and policy makers together to brainstorm solutions for key issues facing Australia - from resilience from COVID-19 and the black summer bushfires, to creating smart cities and food security. Stay tuned for podcasts.
Embedding sensing, IoT devices and nanotechnologies into our built environment provides opportunities and challenges for how we design, build, live and manage our cities. How does our notion of the smart city change in the context of the current pandemic? Will our cities ever look the same, and will these physical changes change our economy? Will we return to large office blocks?
Explore the ideas from this event, including how new technologies can be applied and adapted to a post-pandemic built environment.
Faced with the consequences of climate change and the knock-on political and economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, how will these twin crises alter the way people live, work and socialise? Post-pandemic, how will we reshape our society to improve people’s lives and livelihoods, especially for the most vulnerable? Do we need to consider how to balance short term gains and long-term resilience?
Bringing experts from mental health, economics, business and disaster response, the discussion mapped the ecosystem that’s required for a strong recovery, identify opportunities for shared value and develop unlikely coalitions for rebuilding. Shane Fitzsimmons, Commissioner of Resilience NSW, gave a keynote speech.
Food security – and food insecurity – is an increasingly urgent and global problem. From soil to plate and beyond, this event looks at the whole process, from agriculture through to logistics and supply chains, waste as well as future technologies.
As many Australians discovered during the panic-buying of March and April, it’s not a only an issue for developing countries. In the City of Sydney alone, in 2018, pre-COVID19 and the drought, fires and floods there were 17,000 people considered food insecure.
From matters of climate change to supply chains, nutrition and health, drought, floods and fires, to population and planning, across the world organisations and governments are grappling with this complex issue.
Wrap up summary coming soon.
An exciting free public installation will be installed on the University's Camperdown campus from 6 October - 15 November.
Led by Narrabri research scientist Dr Angela Pattinson, the work looks at environmental sustainability, indigenous land management, climate change, and the urban verse regional debate.
We have brought together experts from the University community to create a free public art installation, Dhuwarr: a celebration of Gomeroi grasses, grains and placemaking, to represent this research and spark delate about innovation and sustainability.
The installation is a collaboration between: