Australian eChallenge Riverland
Through the Regional Development Innovation Fund (RDIF), the Australian eChallenge in Schools program has been made available to all High Schools and TAFE in the Riverland.
The RDIF is an initiative under the $265 million South Australian River Murray Sustainability Program (SARMS), which is designed to:
- facilitate sustainable regional economic development
- contribute to a healthy Murray-Darling Basin.
The program is funded through 2016 and 2017. A very successful pilot program was completed at Renmark High School in 2015.
The Riverland eChallenge is open to students from:
- Waikerie High School
- Loxton High School
- Glossop High School
- Renmark High School.
This is an opportunity for the students and their local communities to build an innovative and entrepreneurial community by engaging in a fun, yet educationally rich program that is run in the region by The University of Adelaide.
The pilot program run in Renmark High School in 2015 has already resulted in students identifying new opportunities while working closely with experienced local business leaders.
Local mentors are drawn from the business community to work with the students.
The benefits for regional economic development are realised by developing strong links between enterprising students, business, The University of Adelaide and government.
Students from the Australian eChallenge Riverland will have the opportunity to compete against High Schools from across South Australia. They will participate in workshops in the Riverland as well as the Venture Showcase and pitching in Adelaide