The U21 Global Ingenuity Challenge is a team-based global competition, where students present a 3- 5 minute video with ideas on how to address one of the 17 UN Sustainable Goals .Students who are interested in making a global difference, increasing their professional development and networking skills are encouraged to apply.
Each student on the winning team will win US $500. A grant of US $1,800 in funding will be available to the winning team should they wish to develop their submission into a tangible project.
As a founding member of the esteemed international Universitas 21 group, the University of Melbourne is currently seeking representatives for Stage 2 of the challenge.
Applications close on 11 March.
Open to local and international students of all disciplines and ages.UNDERGRADUATE ONLY
This is a great opportunity to contribute to your professional skills in an internationally renowned context.
For further information on the challenge please click here.
Video production support will be provided by The University of Melbourne.
To take part
You can apply as a team of 3-5,
individuals can apply solely, and will later be allocated to a group if successful.
A total of four teams will be selected to represent The University of Melbourne.
Complete an application below as an individual or members of a group.
Each group member must apply individually while noting the group name for ease of processing.
- Each student on the winning team will win US $500.
- A grant of US $1,800 in funding will be available to the winning team should they wish to develop their submission into a tangible project. It is not compulsory that the submission proposal is executed.
- Applications close
- Students will be notified of decision
- Successful individual applicants will be notified of their assigned group
26- 30 March
- Groups are required to meet at a workshop on making a competitive submission, video production support, effective communication, narrative & a U21 Challenge overview.
- The workshop will be run and facilitated by The University of Melbourne at the Parkville campus.
The University of Melbourne will nominate the representative teams directly to Universitas 21
6 -18 April
Existing and recently acquainted teams will have the opportunity to discuss ideas and get to know each other in preparation the official challenge period.
18 April – 9 May
Teams will gain access to IngenuityOnline software to work on the challenge within 2 weeks (official challenge period) of this 3-week period. IngenuityOnline software must be used.
The 3-minute video pitch must be uploaded at the end of the two-week period.
All videos released for adjudication and Peers’ Choice Award.
14 May – 1 June
Winners and Peers’ Choice Award announced
Debrief and reflection with all groups
Best of luck!
For any queries regarding the U21 Ingenuity Challenge contact Anya Uskokovic via