The students participated in ten days of workshops held across Sydney, exploring ideas of design thinking and prototyping, how to develop ideas, create a career plan and make an idea into a business opportunity. They travelled to Cicada Innovations and UNSW for the hands-on experience, and UNSW will be co-delivering content in Liverpool with our TAFE partners.
“We’re so excited to be co-designing and co-delivering this program for TAFE NSW,” said Dr Zoe Terpening, Strategic Lead of UNSW’s health precincts.
“We saw an opportunity to offer an educational experience that was a little bit different for these students. We’re really hoping that the program will inspire their learning and think about life beyond year 12. It was really lovely to see the students engaged and thinking creatively,” she said.
The program provides an insight into the world of innovation, start-up ventures and design thinking to get student ideas moving into viable business opportunities. At the end of the program, the students will receive a Certificate of Participation outlining the skills they gained.
UNSW has a 30-year partnership with Liverpool Hospital and is a committed partner in the Liverpool Innovation Precinct (LIP). Established in 2017, the LIP has the vision to reimagine how health, education and research is undertaken individually and collaboratively to drive innovation in Liverpool. The LIP brings together people from across government, education, business and health sectors in a collaborative effort to deliver an aspirational vision for the Precinct. They will develop the area as a growth precinct focusing on health, education and research sectors.