Teen Start-Up: First Responders
Teen Start-Up: First Responders

Teen Start-Up: First Responders

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Fairbairn Functions Centre

49 Laverton Avenue

Fairbairn, ACT 2609


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3-Day School Holiday Program

Teen Start-Up: First Responders is an innovation camp for 12-18* year olds during the January school holidays.

The theme for this competition is “First Responders”. Actions taken in the first minutes of an emergency are critical and first responders play a crucial role in everything from natural disasters like floods, fires, earthquakes and cyclones; to criminal acts; pandemic outbreaks; car accidents; chemical spills and even shipwrecks.

Over three fun-filled days, students are taken through the innovation development process from idea to execution. Students form teams, work with mentors, hear from industry experts and come up with an idea for a business or social enterprise and then pitch their concept to a panel of judges.

Teams will be looking at problems encountered by our first responders in managing emergency situations – the police, paramedics, State Emergency Services, army, public health departments, Hazmat teams, hospital emergency departments and the fire brigade. They will be challenged to come up with innovative solutions to predicting, managing and avoiding emergency situations.

*If your child is 11 and will be starting Year 7 in 2017, they are welcome to attend.

When: Tuesday 17, Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19
January 2017

Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (Supervision
available until 5:00pm)

Where: Fairbairn Functions Centre
49 Laverton Avenue,
Fairbairn ACT

Cost: $180.00 (+GST) for three days

What to bring: Laptop or tablet (devices must be able to
connect to Wi-Fi), lunch and snacks each day
(please no nuts)

Program Highlights:

  • Interactive demonstrations from Aspen Medical Australia, iSimulate, NSW Police Force and ACT Emergency Services Agency;

  • Presentations from the Canberra Airport, ACT Government and ACT Fire & Rescue;

  • Access to a series of idea generation workshops including conducting research, idea validation, presentations skills;

  • Digital photography workshop with professional photographer Roslyn Clark who will give some quick tips on taking the perfect photo;

  • Explore audio and robotics with the YWCA Canberra Clubhouse;

  • A ‘Makers Space’ where teams are encouraged to work through their ideas by designing and constructing prototypes;

  • Working with industry mentors from a range of emergency services; and

  • Explore virtual and augmented reality with Poppin Code and the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

For more information, visit http://teenstartupcamp.com.au/

To view the terms and conditions, please visit https://www.teenstartupcamp.com.au/about/terms-conditions.html

Spaces are limited so please register as soon as possible.

Teen Start-Up: First Responders is kindly sponsored by:

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