Griffith University is pleased to host the GLO@Logan Entrepreneurial Innovation Challenge

These three-day experiential challenges provide students in years 9 and 10 with the ability to generate creative and innovative concepts and solutions to: improve disability, aged and health care (in the Health challenge) and to measure changes in the environment (in the STEAM challenge).

Students are encouraged to apply an entrepreneurial mindset to solve the issue using STEAM principles—science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics.

We would love your school to participate in this amazing, high quality challenge and herald your support in building our regions entrepreneurial STEAM champions of the future. Please contact Celeste Alcaraz c.alcaraz@griffith.edu.au to register your school’s interest.

About the challenge

Details of the 2020 challenge coming soon.

STEAM and entrepreneurship are two of the most focused fields in education. Facilitating this effectively requires an experiential approach with active involvement of a mix of disciplines. Our initiatives are guided by the Office of the Chief Scientist of Australia’s best practice in entrepreneurial education

Throughout the competition students work in teams of four under the expert guidance of mentors—teachers, academics, entrepreneurs and specialists from the region.

The Program

Day one introduces students to entrepreneurial thinking— identifying opportunities, building a value proposition and creating consumer personas.

Day two and three moves to the Collaboratory where students learn about human-centred design and prototype using 3D printers, robotics, virtual reality and coding technologies.

Day three explores branding and marketing ideas, concluding with student pitches.

Throughout the competition, students are guided by key presenters and mentors—teachers, academics, entrepreneurs and specialists.

91.6% of teachers reported the value of the challenge contributing to entrepreneurial skill and STEAM skill development as very good to excellent.  93.58% of students reported a satisfied rating and above.

“The importance of collaboration and  communication, teamwork and entrepreneurial mindset” 

Anything is possible if you put your mind to it”

“Learning new things and interacting with different people from different schools”

“Meeting people and speakers that influence me.’

Courses

We’re developing a new generation of leaders and professionals in a diverse range of industries and environments. We offer undergraduate and postgraduate courses, community education, online learning, work-integrated learning, and executive education.

All of our courses and programs are designed to be interdisciplinary, relevant, critically robust, and highly applied. We go beyond simply conveying knowledge, guiding participants to think, experience, share, connect, and grow through the learning process.

Specifically, we’re focused on:

  1. Navigating impact-led innovation: understanding the history, context and conditions for societal change and the impact economy.
  2. Developing impact literacy: improving capabilities for designing, measuring, and demonstrating impact.
  3. Growing the impact ecosystem: designing and implementing impact-led approaches to investment, market building, and commissioning.
  4. Fostering impact entrepreneurship: capability-building for impact-led innovation and venture development.

Event details

Dates: 2020 dates coming soon

Venue: Logan campus, Griffith University 68 University Drive Meadowbrook, Qld

Participation is free and morning tea, lunch and snacks will be provided

This event is proudly presented by the Office of the Pro Vice Chancellor (Logan), Griffith Business School.

For more information contact Celeste Alcaraz c.alcaraz@griffith.edu.au

Invitation to mentor

We are seeking mentors to share their expertise in this unique initiative and elevate the Logan and Redlands regions, along with the next generation of entrepreneurs in 2020.

Participating in the challenge will signify your organisation’s commitment to strengthening economic and social development in regional Australia.

Please register below or contact Celeste Alcaraz on
c.alcaraz@griffith.edu.au to discuss further.

Sponsors

The GLO@Logan Challenge is hosted by the Office of the Pro Vice Chancellor Office (Logan campus), Griffith Business School and School, Yunus Social Business Centre and Griffith School of Information and Communication Technology. Proudly sponsored by Redland City and Logan City Councils, Substation 33, seqwater and ENABLE