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

Exciting news, the GLO@Logan Environmental STEAM challenge is commencing soon, 28–30 May.

The three-day multi-disciplinary challenge focuses on entrepreneurial thinking and STEAM skill development. Students work in teams to generate creative solutions and apply entrepreneurial mindsets to solve real environmental issues in the region. This May, the challenge will focus on the sustainable management of water and waste in the region.

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 schools interest.

About the challenge

This GLO Challenge in May will focus on Environmental Sustainability and STEAM.

Monitoring and management of our sensitive ecosystems is essential to ensure sustainability for future generations. However, most environmental monitoring programs require manual labour (i.e., humans) to take physical samples, which is expensive and prohibitive.

We are challenging you to employ your entrepreneurial mindset to invent an inexpensive remote technological device to measure changes in the environment. e.g. measuring water quality in the community or monitoring waste.  You have the opportunity to provide solutions to enhance the environmental sustainability of your school and the general community as a whole.

Nominate your year 10 teams (4 per team max) to join in this immersive multi-disciplinary educational challenge this May.

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.’

Event details

Dates: 28–30 May

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.

Registration for the May Challenge has now closed. Registration for the November Challenge will re open in due course.

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.

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