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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.

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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Australian Wool Industry

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.

 

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Social enterprise

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

 


 

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Honey Bee

Pure honey is becoming a rare fine food worldwide, with the international decline in honey bee health and loss of non-agriculture flora. Australia is in a prime position to be a leader in pure honey bee products so why is this not happening? The Australian eChallenge: Honey Bee program, with the support of the Cooperative Research Centre for Honey Bee Products, has been designed to address and progress this remarkable opportunity.  

CRC for Honey Bee Products

Participants are challenged to create unique honey bee products and services that:

  • challenge local value-perception of honey bee products
  • create an international marketing chain
  • create packaging for quality messaging
  • create labels for health product cues
  • present new honey bee product formulations
  • and create the story that makes Australia, and our native flora, the mecca of pure honey bee products.
Timeline Australian eChallenge kicks off in July and finishes in November.
Applications Applications for Australian eChallenge open in May.

 

Australian Wool Industry

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.

 

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.

 


 

Register now

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