Through the generosity of our sponsors, we're able to offer a series of categories for you to compete in to win even more prizes. 

After you register for the eChallenge, we can help you decide whether your idea falls within one of our exciting categories.

The Australian eChallenge kicks off in July and finishes in November. Applications for the Australian eChallenge opens in May.

Current University of Adelaide students who participate in the eChallenge can also enrol into an eChallenge course to get credit for participation in the program.

Australian eChallenge categories

The World Health Organisation states that neurological diseases like epilepsy, multiple sclerosis (MS) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) affect hundreds of millions of people worldwide. Among the affected are millions of teenagers facing a range of physical and psychosocial challenges, including mobility, feeding, hygiene and the emotional and mental impacts of being dependant on others.

The Australian eChallenge has proudly partnered with Biogen to help find solutions to improve the quality of life of people, specifically teenagers with a neurological disability.

Food safety, resource scarcity, changes in climate and economies means that we have to start thinking differently, innovatively, about the future of food and wine. Australia, with its pioneering solutions to soil, weather, disease and pest problems, especially in the vineyard, can be world leaders in this field. 

The Australian eChallenge: Agri Food and Wine, with the support of the Moore Stephens is designed to generate new ideas to address local and worldwide problems using anything from software, hardware and other technologies to chemistry,  marketing and farming. 

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The Australian eChallenge Social Enterprise stream, supported by the City of Adelaide, is designed to develop and support social entrepreneurs who want to create positive change. Social entrepreneurs drive action through meaningful community engagement to create opportunities that are both economically viable and sustainable.   

Social enterprises benefit the society and the community, not only the shareholders and owners. But not all social enterprises are innovative. eChallenge social entrepreneurs differ, as they develop and apply innovative strategies to tackle important social and economic problems. The City of Adelaide challenges participants to address identified issues, which include:

  • Improving the well-being of the city community, which includes business owners and residents, but in particular regional, national and international students
  • Reducing homelessness and increasing access to support mechanisms for vulnerable people.
  • Focusing on ways the City of Adelaide can attain carbon neutral goals
  • Reducing the costs and improving the efficiencies around dealing with city waste.
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Whether you are an individual who would like to enter and build a team or you already have a team, we look forward to welcoming you to the Australian eChallenge and making your ideas fly.

Register for the Australian eChallenge


Thanks to our amazing sponsors we have some exciting prizes to give away to competing teams.

Australian eChallenge Prizes

Workshops and courses

Find out about the eChallenge course and what workshops are available.

Workshops and courses