2021 BIOTech Futures Challenge (Sydney)
The BIOTech Futures Challenge 2021 will pair teams of Australian high school students with worldclass academics at leading universities in NSW and VIC to tackle challenges ranging from human health to ecosystem sustainability.
Students in Years 9-12 at any Australian high school will get the opportunity to come up with solutions to challenges in the field of Health & Medicine or Energy & Environment. These ideas will be presented at a two-day Symposium from 8-9 February 2021 at the University of Sydney, which provides a forum to both the Universities seeking solutions and the students who strive to solve them.
This year’s Challenge will link students with academics from the University of Sydney, as well as the ARC Training Centres for Innovative Bioengineering, Personalised Therapeutics Technologies, Medical Implant Technologies, Data Analytics for Resources & Environment and CubeSats, UAVs and Their Applications.
The Symposium has been moved from early December to early February 2021 due to the COVID-19 situation. If this situation persists, then virtual conferencing software may be considered as an alternative to an in-person alternative. Please expect an update by mid-October.
To participate in the challenge, please submit an expression of interest to the program. Applications open on 31st August 2020 and will close on 23rd October 2020.