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We have so many generous and helpful sponsors that have enabled us to create 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.

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.

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Tech wool innovation

Innovation plays a crucial role in delivering productivity gains and improved profitability and also in protecting and enhancing the international reputation of Australian wool growers as custodians of the world’s largest population of Merino sheep. Innovations that improve wool sheep health, welfare and productivity represent the greatest overall opportunity for on-farm R&D for the benefit of the Australian wool industry. In response to this need we have developed the Tech eChallenge Wool Innovation program in order to support new innovations in the Australian Wool Industry. The Tech eChallenge Wool Innovation provides an opportunity via an applied innovation forum, to ensure Australian wool growers are availed of practical, low cost digital tools which automate routine operations and support increased productivity, welfare improvements, and genetic progress.

Timeline Tech eChallenge Wool Innovation kicks off in March and finishes in June the following year.
Applications Applications for the Tech eChallenge Wool Innovation open in December.

Sponsored by:

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Wool innovation

Innovation plays a crucial role in delivering productivity gains and improved profitability and also in protecting and enhancing the international reputation of Australian woolgrowers as custodians of the world’s largest population of Merino sheep. Innovations that improve wool sheep health, welfare and productivity represent the greatest overall opportunity for on-farm R&D for the benefit of the Australian wool industry.

In response to this need we have developed the Australian eChallenge Wool Innovation program in order to support new innovations in the Australian Wool Industry. The Australian eChallenge Wool Innovation provides an opportunity via an applied innovation forum, to ensure Australian woolgrowers are availed of practical, low cost digital tools and hardware which automate routine operations and support increased productivity, welfare improvements, and genetic progress.

Timeline Australian eChallenge kicks off in July and finishes in November.
Applications Applications for Australian eChallenge open in May.

Sponsored by:

Australian Wool Industry logo

Climate response

The world’s climate is in flux. The Australian Climate Change Science Programme report suggests that the response to these changes needs to be about adaptation and mitigation. Innovators need to be at the forefront of developing these new strategies.The Australian eChallenge Climate Response program has been designed specifically to increase innovation in this important area. Arguably one of the countries most effected by climate change, Australia has the opportunity to lead change and development. Our response to sustainability, creative uses of renewable energy, and water management has the potential to impact the rest of the world.

Timeline Australian eChallenge kicks off in July and finishes in November.
Applications Applications for Australian eChallenge open in May.

Social enterprise

The Australian eChallenge Social Enterprise stream, with the support of the Rotary Club of Norwood Inc., is designed to support social entrepreneurs as they create positive change in the social sector. Social enterprises must engage in the process of continuous innovation, adaptation and learning so that they can create and sustain social value. Social enterprises develop and apply innovative strategies to important social and economic problems to address some of society’s biggest issues. Through the Australian eChallenge they will be encouraged to recognise and pursue new opportunities in order to serve their mission.

Timeline Australian eChallenge kicks off in July and finishes in November.
Applications Applications for Australian eChallenge open in May.
Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity

The Cybersecurity eChallenge hopes to challenge students, business professionals, academics and the general community to work together and develop new products, processes and services that aid in protecting networks, computers, programs and data from attack, damage or unauthorised access. Cyberattacks are now costing business around $500 billion per year, according to the Australian Computer Society. The program aims to support innovations in cybersecurity that improve application, information, network, and operational security. Global issues surrounding cybersecurity are growing ever more urgent and complex and Australia needs to innovate and take advantage of any opportunities for growth now if it is to remain competitive and ahead of the market.

Timeline Australian eChallenge kicks off in July and finishes in November.
Applications Applications for Australian eChallenge open in May.

Sponsored by:

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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