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Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Challenge WA 2020

Saturday 10 Oct
- Saturday 10 Oct




About this event

A community of student, academic and leaders in Western Australian Universities gathered to take sustainable actions to transform lives and shape a better sustainable world. It is an educational and transformative student engagement forum that develops student ownership of the solutions emanating from the event.

The event will be:

Collaborative: Brings students from UWA, Murdoch, Edith Cowan and Curtin Universities together;

Multi-disciplinary: Students from all areas of study will be recruited and will form teams with blended and complementary skillsets, expertise and curiosity;

Educative: Fosters real-world learning, innovative thinking and creative problem-solving.

Key Dates:

By 18 September


  • Register for the Challenge.
  • Accept your Challenge Teams invitation.
  • Install Teams on your device and get familiar with Mural.

19th September, 2-4pm

Event Introduction
Sign up

  • Introduction to the SDGs and the SDG Challenge.
  • Decide which SDG problem statement you want to work on.
  • Meet your Mentors and teammates and set up a project plan including meeting times outside of the formal workshops, and formats.

Output: Participants have all signed up for an SDG team

Between 19th -23th Sep.

Learn and practice using Mural and Teams.

Meet with your mentors and team and see how their expertise links to your SDG Problem

23 September, 12-3 pm

WorkshopsDesign Thinking and Circular Economies Workshop:

  • Learn about the Double Diamond design process, considering your Problem Statement under the first Diamond. Get feedback from Mentors.

Output: Your team’s amazing idea is taking shape.

Between 23rd Sep. and 3rd Oct

Meet with your mentors and teammates and put what you’ve learned in Workshop 1 to work.

3 October 1- 4pm

WorkshopsDesign Thinking and Circular Economies Workshop:

  • With your new insight into your Problem Statement from the first workshop, learn about the second phase of the Double Diamond and add in the Business Model Canvas to continue developing and prototyping your solution. Get feedback from Mentors.

Output: You’re ready to start thinking about your pitch.

Between 3rd Oct and 10th Oct

Meet with your mentors and teammates.

Finalise your ideas and develop your pitch.

10th Oct. 2-5pm

Pitch Day!

  • Murdoch University’s Launchpad.
  • Awards and networking after presentations.
  • Snacks
  • Conference/Summit
  • Information and Education
  • Climate
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