Grand Challenge Pitch Competition

  • Pitch Events
  • University of Newcastle's Integrated Innovation Network (I2N)
  • Godfrey Tanner Bar University Union Shortland Building (US), Callaghan, NSW 2289
  • August 30, 2019, 01:00 pm
  • Posted August 1, 2019 08:36 am

Event Overview

Grand Challenge Pitch Competition

The University of Newcastle Grand Challenge will bring together multidisciplinary minds from across our community to explore solutions and research around one of the more perplexing problems of our time.

Grand Challenge Pitch Competition

The teams with the most promising proposals as identified by our expert panel of judges have the opportunity to pitch their idea to determine who will take home the People's Choice Award ($2,500) and the Judge's Choice Award ($2,500).

Come along to see just how far teams have come to develop innovative and creative proposals that respond to the challenge of controlling mosquitoes.

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What is the Grand Challenge?

A combined $50,000 in funding is available to teams who submit the most innovative proposals addressing the challenge of controlling mosquitoes. There are two problem statements to this Challenge. Proposals should include responses to one or both of the following questions:

  • How might we reduce the health risks that certain species of mosquitoes pose to humans?
  • How might we lessen the nuisance factor imposed by urban and invading mosquito populations?

All proposals are required to be socially and environmentally responsible and work towards the benefit of either local or global communities. 

The Grand Challenge is a great way to meet new people, be exposed to fresh ideas, learn new skills and build creative, original work while having real-world impact. Great ideas come from everywhere, so no matter your background or experience you’ve got everything to gain by participating.

For more details on the University of Newcastle's Grand Challenge go to


What is I2N?

The University of Newcastle's Integrated Innovation Network (I2N) fuels the success of innovators and entrepreneurs to build great businesses by connecting them with community, coaching, customers and capital. We do this through a range of programs across our I2N Hubs at Hunter Street, Williamtown, Muswellbrook and Honeysuckle (opening 2021).


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When & Where

  • From: August 30, 2019, 01:00 pm
  • To: August 30, 2019, 02:30 pm
  • Location: University of Newcastle - Callaghan
    Godfrey Tanner Bar University Union Shortland Building (US), Callaghan, NSW 2289
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Organizer Details

  • Organizer : University of Newcastle's Integrated Innovation Network (I2N)
  • Website: Organizer's Website