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Sustainability Challenge with UCE

Are you interested in New Zealand’s transition towards a sustainable and environmentally friendly future?

At the Sustainability Challenge, you’ll spend a weekend in teams coming up with innovative ideas about how we can solve key issues facing the primary industry sector in New Zealand. With a $3,000 cash prize pool, what are you waiting for?

Why sign up?

  • Gain an insight into sustainability in the primary industries in New Zealand.

  • Network with industry mentors and experts.

  • Work in a collaborative environment and gain innovation skills.

  • Learn how to put together a business pitch as a team.

  • $3,000 in prize money up for grabs.

  • Have something awesome to put on your CV!

The Challenge – 3-4 August

Throughout the weekend you will be working with your team to evolve an idea into a 3 minute presentation.

On the first day experts and industry leaders from the primary industry sector will work with your teams in a mentoring session.  This will provide plenty of expertise to help push your idea forward. Towards the end of the day UCE will also provide a check in, which allows your team the opportunity to run through your presentation and receive some feedback.

Day two is where your team will really fine tune your ideas and work on your presentations. UCE will provide a final check point to give any last minute feedback for your team. For your presentation your team will have 3 minutes to pitch your idea to a panel of judges. After the winners have been announced your team can chill out, celebrate what you have achieved over the weekend and enjoy some drinks and nibbles!

We will provide food (from sustainable suppliers of course!), drinks and transport between Lincoln and UC throughout the challenge.



Aug 03 - Aug 04
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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University of Canterbury
20 Kirkwood Ave, Upper Riccarton
Christchurch, 8041 New Zealand
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