Interested in renewable energy? Want to contribute to a more sustainable future? Support the Northern Territory to achieve its target of 50% renewable energy by 2030. Join us for a fully virtual hack-a-thon inspired Challenge at NT National Innovation Games and work with local businesses to help them innovate and grow. No prior experience required.
We’re calling for diverse trainees, students, graduates and research Ph.Ds from the Northern Territory, or those studying with an NT-based educator and living elsewhere, to participate in a unique opportunity made possible by the Northern Territory Government, ISAC NT, NERA and Darwin Innovation Hub. The National Innovation Games helps small to medium organisations navigate the new digital world. This is the first innovation Challenge in a three-part series focused on renewable energy.
Working in a diverse team designed to replicate the workforce, you’ll get to problem-solve, ‘think outside the box’ and creatively develop practical solutions using all the knowledge you can harness in the (virtual) room!
When: 25 March 2021, all day – with lots of breaks in between.
Where: Join from anywhere! The Games are run virtually. All you need is a computer or laptop that enables you to use Zoom, Slack and Miro. These tools are all free and Paddl will help you get setup, before the Challenge Day.
What’s in it for you?
Set yourself up for success, feel confident entering the remote world of work and improve your employability!
- Experience a unique learning opportunity and develop critical skills for the new world of work.
- Register for an individual 15-minute one-on-one mentoring session with an industry professional – your chance to get personalised career advice!
- Receive individual feedback on your performance to use for personal and professional development.
- Work in a diverse team that mirrors the workplace.
- Connect with like-minded individuals and employers, expanding your network.
- Get tech-savvy and get ready to thrive in the virtual world by upskilling and learning new digital collaboration skills. You’ll get to test out working in a remote team!
- Give back to local communities by assisting small to medium organisations to develop new ideas to better prepare for the future.
- Add the Experience to your Paddl Profile and claim a new Activity Badge!
- There are also lots of prizes, both individual and team, to be won!
What’s involved in the NT National Innovation Games?
Paddl Games are intensive, creative and fun Challenges that bring together emerging talent and industry to collaboratively problem-solve and deliver on solutions in a matter of hours, enabling ‘inclusive innovation’.
- You will be placed in a diverse team with inspiring students, graduates, PhDs and industry experts from all backgrounds, levels, skill sets and types of lived experience. Your allocated team will also include industry professionals, representatives from government and an experienced Paddl Facilitator, who will guide and support you every step of the way!
- You will learn and or practice elementary design thinking – skills that you can take away for life! No prior experience in design thinking is required.
- In the leadup: You’ll need to do some prep work including getting set up in Zoom, Slack and Miro, e-meeting your team, getting to know your team members, coming up with a team name and researching the renewable energy sector.
- On the day: Your team will ideate, brainstorm and design a solution that addresses the Challenge topic, using the expert advice of on-hand subject matter experts. You’ll get to present your solution to a panel of judges and prizes will be awarded!
This is the first of three Challenges in the series. By participating in the first, you might be invited back to participate in the other two – scheduled for April and June!
How to apply for the NT National Innovation Games?
Register your interest by submitting an application. Team Paddl will then request to meet with you to discuss your interest!
Please only submit one application for this specific Challenge.
We believe diversity is at the heart of innovation and our greatest cultural asset. We believe that participation should not be based on social, physical, geographic or personal circumstances. We welcome all backgrounds, experiences, levels, skill sets and types of lived experience.