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Grand Challenges program

For students in Year 9 and 10

Giving your students around Australia the opportunity to collaborate with leading researchers and award- winning entrepreneurs to design their very own innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems.

Year 9-10 students will spend a day learning about a real-life global problem i.e. the Grand Challenge, and brainstorm, develop and pitch their own solutions in a professional entrepreneurial way to their peers and STEM experts for a chance to win cash prizes.  

The Grand Challenge is aligned to the Australian Curriculum, including the General Capabilities and Cross-Curricular Priorities. Student classes will need to be supervised online by a teacher.

This is a collaboration with Future Anything.  

Grand Challenge: Igniting the Future of Renewable Fuel

The Grand Challenge will focus on renewable energy featuring STEM specialist Professor Kondo-Francois Aguey-Zinsou, one of the world's leading hydrogen fuel researchers.

Date: Thursday, 16 November 2023

Times: 8.45am-2.45pm.

Venue: Camperdown Campus, University of Sydney

Cost: $0-$18 + booking fee per student. Schools that are priority partners can attend for free and can ask for more information.

Registrations open now

Teachers attend free and must supervise throughout the program. Schools can bring maximum of 100x students, and are encouraged to have your students attend in pre-set groups of 3-5x students. 

Want to run Grand Challenges for a large cohort on a day of your choice?

We can organise a Grand Challenges day especially for your school by request. This option is recommended only for groups of students 100+. Contact us directly for more details.