The National Innovation Games

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The Hon. Karen Andrews, Minster for Science, Innovation and Technology has partnered with Council of Small Businesses Organisations of Australia and Paddl Co. to produce a series of National Innovation Games Challeneges. The Government’s vision is to see emerging talent, small to medium businesses, corporates, industry and the research sector coming together to innovate in the economic and social interest of the nation.

The Paddl Games innovation challenges are high pressure, fun events that are designed to create a real workplace experience and surface innovation. Our first event is on 21st of August, 2019 on the Gold Coast. Register on to apply today. Only 60 spots available! Work with real businesses to develop solutions to help them responsibly manage waste and reduce Australia's land fill.

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The National Innovation Games Gold Coast

Helping businesses better manage waste and reduce Australia's landfill

We are currently recruiting for multidisciplinary teams made up of students and graduates from a variety of backgrounds to work closely with local businesses to develop innovative solutions around waste management.

  • Engineering and Data Science
  • Science and Sustainable Environments
  • Design, Creative Arts & Innovation
  • Communications and Marketing
  • Business and Strategy

    Only 60 places available Apply today!

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    Emerging and Mature Talent

    The National Innovation Games is all about supporting emerging and mature talent becoming more workplace ready through these innovation challenges.

    If you are just beginning your career or making a transition, you are encouraged to apply to participate in the events in order to:

  • Gain real workplace experience
  • Work in cross disiplinary teams
  • Put your skills into practice on real business cases
  • Expand your professional network, and
  • In some cases, gain employment!

    Applications for the first event on 21st of August, 2019 in the Gold Coast are currently open. Apply today by registering on!

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    What Students are saying about Paddl
    “I think Paddl Games then enabled me to apply academic theory to real business challenges. More importantly though, the challenges have driven my personal and professional development.”
    Francoise Hill
    Master of Management, The University of Melbourne
    My Paddl experience, especially at Paddl Games, showed me that self-expression and getting to know and work with other people is really important because you never know how one opportunity can lead to another.
    Nhi Huynh
    Bachelor of Computer Science, RMIT
    “As a future engineer, it isn’t your ability to solve triple integrals that employers are interested in, it’s the skills you develop at events like Paddl Games that really turn heads.
    Harry Pittock
    Master of Engineering (Electrical), The University of Melbourne

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