These awards recognise student-led projects that offer solutions and drive positive impact by addressing current social, developmental, economic or environmental challenges through innovative ideas, transformative research and interdisciplinary collaborations.
This is a great opportunity to showcase and receive recognition for innovative solutions to real-world challenges.
2021 categories include:
Student Innovation Award for Social Impact: $5,000 prize
This award recognises innovative student projects that have the potential to drive a positive social impact in the wider community.
Student Innovation Award for Planetary Impact: $5,000 prize
This award recognises innovative student projects that have the potential to creative positive environmental impact.
Student Innovation Award for Interdisciplinary Impact: $5,000 prize
This award recognises interdisciplinary student projects that have the potential to lead to innovative real-world applications.
Student Innovation Award for Research Impact: $5,000 prize
This award recognises research projects that have the potential to lead to innovative real-world applications.
The Award for Research Impact also includes a three month membership to the Sydney Knowledge Hub the University's coworking space for innovative businesses seeking to collaborate with the University.
People’s Choice Prize: $1,000 1st prize and $500 2nd prize
Shortlisted teams in each category will have the chance to win the People’s Choice Prize which is decided by an online public vote. Voting opens on 23 July and close on the 3 August. Check back here on 23 July to view the shortlisted teams and vote for your favourite.
All applications will be reviewed by a panel of judges consisting of senior University staff, alumni, industry experts and previous award recipients.
Shortlisted students will be invited to virtual pitch and Q & A session with the judging panel. The winners will be announced at an exhibition and awards evening.
Students should be aware that shortlisted applications will be publicly visible and should not include sensitive or confidential material.