The Minister's Innovation Challenge 2022

The Minister's Innovation Challenge 2022

The Minister’s Innovation Challenge 2022 will see 20 teams of Year 8 students from public schools across WA use design thinking to develop innovative solutions to local problems.

The challenge is aimed at ensuring our young people are better prepared to lead and innovate in our changing world and forms part of the Career Learning Toolkit developed to address the critical need for career learning for secondary school students.

The challenge will become the first step in an ongoing immersive journey of design thinking and innovation learning for WA public school students.

Each team’s final pitch will be showcased online through the The Minister’s Innovation Challenge 2022 exhibition, and the 3 top ranked teams will receive cash prizes totalling $6,000.

Key dates

5 September 2022 Expressions of interest open
16 September 2022 Expressions of interest close
Week beginning 19 September 2022 Successful schools advised
3 October 2022 Resources available for school coordinators
17 October 2022 Challenge commences
17 October - 11 November 2022 Industry mentors available to support schools
11 November 2022 Challenge closes
Week beginning 21 November 2022 The Minister's Innovation Challenge 2022 exhibition

Participating schools in 2022
The schools participating in the 2022 challenge are:

Ravensthorpe District High School
Wiluna Remote Community School
Broome Senior High School
Dongara District High School
Exmouth District High School
Jurien Bay District High School
North Metropolitan
Alkimos College
Butler College
Christmas Island District High School
Morley Senior High School
Ocean Reef Senior High School
Tom Price Senior High School
South Metropolitan
Armadale Senior High School
Hammond Park Secondary College
Kelmscott Senior High School
Willetton Senior High School
Albany Senior High School
Mount Barker Community College
Newton Moore Senior High School
Northam Senior High School.