Students from primary, lower secondary, senior secondary, TAFE and university are invited to put their thinking caps on for the inaugural Aussie Student Inventions competition.
Submitted inventions can be any type, size or functionality – from solving a problem to making life more interesting.
The online video education company ClickView has partnered with a panel of experienced judges to give students of all ages the chance to pitch and showcase their inventions. Students can win mentorship and cash prizes to make their idea a reality.
Judges include inventor, serial entrepreneur, architect and futurist Sally Dominguez. With seven international product awards under her belt, Sally designed the Adventurous Thinking innovation strategy used by organisations including NASA.
Also on the judging panel is Dr Niraj (Nij) Lal, an Australian physicist, presenter and author. He’s a principal at the AEMO, host of the Imagine This podcast on ABC Kids, and is a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Sustainable Energy Systems at ANU.
Rounding out the judging panel is Evan Clark, co-founder of ClickView, which launched in 2003. Evan won the 2015 EY Entrepreneur of the Year award (Emerging category, Eastern Region), and continues to enhance education by leveraging immersive rich-media technology in AR and AI-driven video.
ClickView has partnered with the producers of its video series Aussie Inventions That Changed The World to provide students with a better understanding of why we invent things, and hopefully kickstart their own inventive process.
'It's been a tough year for everyone, especially children, and we believe that some of the greatest innovations and creativity come from challenging and pressured environments. At ClickView, we feel strongly that creativity should be fostered, shared and encouraged. We don't want students to simply learn about great inventors, we want them to learn to become them,” Edward Filetti, CEO ClickView says.
Entries close 17th December. The winners will be announced in the new year.
More information on how to enter can be found here.