Algae Innovation Challenge

The Algae Innovation Challenge is a new student competition that aims to introduce the next generation of change makers to algae, one of Earth’s most ancient, adaptive and resourceful organisms, which scientists and innovators are harnessing with technology to meet the sustainability challenges of the 21st century.

Gain free access to NSW Stage 4/5 Science curriculum-mapped resources, curated by UTS Deep Green Biotech Hub (DGBH) researchers and educators, which allow for self-directed or teacher-led learning in algae biology, the cutting-edge field of biotechnology, and design-thinking, as well as the chance for their students to pitch at the showcase event on 20 August.

DGBH have teamed up with science education providers Fizzics Education and Virtual Excursions Australia, to run the Algae Innovation Challenge, open to year 7-10 students across Australia.

Why get involved?

The Algae Innovation Challenge will develop students’ team-work, creative and scientific thinking, presenting and entrepreneurial skills vital for equipping the next generation of changemakers to reimagine ‘business as usual’ and build tomorrow’s green solutions, today.

Through participating in this challenge, students will learn about the emerging, cutting-edge field of biotechnology as well as aspects of algae biology and design-thinking.

Attend the information session

Register here to attend an online teachers’ information session that will be held on Monday 21 June at 3.30pm AEST.

About the Deep Green Biotech Hub

The New South Wales Deep Green Biotech Hub (DGBH), located at the University of Technology Sydney, is supported by the NSW Government through the Boosting Business Innovation Program (BBIP). DGBH brings together researchers, SMEs, industry, start-ups, students and other stakeholders to propel NSW to the forefront of algae-based biotechnology innovation in Australia.