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Impact Summit is back for its third year

Impact Summit 2020

Impact Summit 2020 will empower you to create a more sustainable world, one decision at a time.

Come and be inspired by a variety of speakers, learn something new in a workshop and meet new people.
Join us at 1:00pm – 4:30pm on Saturday 10 October at the University of Canterbury. Limited tickets available, secure yours now!
Keynote speaker: Malcolm Rands (ecostore co-founder and Fairground Foundation executive chairman), will share his entrepreneurial journey and insights around sustainability, innovation and the environment.
Panel Discussion: Sustainability experts from a variety of sectors will discuss what you can do to ensure a sustainable future and will answer questions from the audience. Facilitated by award-winning journalist Rod Oram.
• Brianne West – Founder and CEO of Ethique
• Tony Moore – Sustainability Advisor at Christchurch City Council
• Veronica Harwood-Stevenson – Founder and CEO of Humble Bee
• Logan Williams – Entrepreneur, Inventor and Scientist
You’ll also get the choice between a range of workshops, including:
• Money talks. What’s yours saying?
• Designing solutions for the 21st Century
• How to identify what matters
• Let’s talk SDGs
• What do the eco-labels really mean?
• Turning waste into value

Get your ticket now!

Build your CV, meet new people, eat free food, win cash prizes!

Ag-tech Shake-up

The Ag-tech Shake-Up is an in-person event open to all Canterbury-based tertiary students. In teams, you will work together over two days to come up with an innovative technology or identify new value-add sustainable products in the food, fibre and agritech (FFA) sectors. Your idea could be anything from a fabulous new food or fibre product, a ground-breaking underlying technology, or solutions to assist on-farm automation and decision making.

The Challenge will run over 2 days: Friday 25 September & Saturday 26 September 2020. During the 2 days, you will get coaching from B.linc Innovation and UCE staff and receive mentoring and input from industry experts. The Challenge is a perfect opportunity to meet some new people, hone your skills, build your CV, experience some new ways of working and have a real impact in Canterbury!

On the final day of Ag-tech Shake-up, your team will pitch your concept to a panel of judges. The top ideas will get a share of the $3,000 cash prize pool as well as the opportunity to enter the ChristchurchNZ Food Fibre and Agritech Supernode Challenge, to take your ideas to the next level!

Registrations close at noon on Monday 21 September.

Register now!

Why sign up?

  • Work in a collaborative environment
  • Meet interesting new people from a range of disciplines
  • Develop your creativity, innovation, teamwork and problem-solving skills
  • Build experience in creating a compelling, professional presentation
  • Network with mentors and experts
  • Have something awesome to put on your CV
  • Get the chance to hone your idea for the big Supernode FFA Challenge
  • Be in to win cash prizes

Challenge schedule
(UC will provide transport from UC to LU return on Friday)

Challenge Launch: Monday 21 September
4 – 6 pm, online via Zoom

Challenge Day 1: Friday 25th September
9 am – 5.00 pm, at B.linc Innovation, Lincoln University Campus
(transport will be provided for students in Christchurch)

Challenge Day 2: Saturday 26th September
9 am – 5 pm at UCE, UC Campus
If you have any questions, email info@blincinnovation.com

Who should sign up?ag-tech 
This Challenge is designed for tertiary students of all levels, across Canterbury, from first-year to post-grad.

Do I need a team in-advance?
If you already have a team, that’s great – you can register as a team (3 to 5 people max.). Otherwise, we will organise a team for you. All you need to do is register!

Register now!

Mask Making Workshops – Volunteers Needed!

The Student Volunteer Army and the UC Sustainability Office have teamed up to run a series of reusable face mask workshops on campus – and they need your help to make as many face masks as possible for our UC community!

The next workshop is planned for Monday 7 September, with afternoon and early evening volunteer shifts available. To learn more and to register for a workshop, follow this link here.

If you are unable to attend a workshop but would like to contribute by donating materials or making masks at home (all fabric supplied) please contact Chloe on chloe.wium@canterbury.ac.nz

Sewing experience for these workshops are not required (but is of course, welcomed). We have plenty of tasks like cutting, pinning and ironing for the non-sewers out there!

Come along to a workshop and make a mask for your fellow students, plus take one home for yourself!

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