Aviation Teen Start-Up: July 2017

Aviation Teen Start-Up is an innovation camp for 11 to 18 year olds, run during the July school holidays. With a focus on aerospace innovation, it encourages students to invent, explore and experiment and let their ideas take flight!

Over three fun-filled days, students are taken through the innovation development process from idea to execution. Students work together in teams to come up with an idea for a product or service that they believe provides a solution to a problem their generation will face in the future. The event concludes with the students pitching their concepts to a panel of judges.

There will also be behind-the-scenes tours of Canberra Airport, and fun, interactive activities that teach 21st Century skills.


When:                   Tuesday 11 July (9:00am - 4:00pm)
                              Wednesday 12 July (9:00am - 4:00pm)
                              Thursday 13 July (9:00am - 4:00pm)
                              *Supervision until 5:00pm

Where:                   Day 1&2 - Fairbairn Functions Centre, 49 Laverton Avenue, Fairbairn ACT
                               Day 3 - Brindabella Conference Centre, 33&35 Brindabella Circuit, Majura ACT

Cost:                      $200.00 (+GST) for three days

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

Spaces are limited so please register as soon as possible.

Program Details

Walking Tour and ‘Behind the Scenes’ at Canberra Airport

The ‘Behind the Scenes tour’ has been developed to educate students about the aviation industry and the important functions of an airport with a focus on areas such as employment, transport, history and its role in the community. Students will have the opportunity to go on a tour guided by the airport management team. They will have to navigate their way through the terminal following the passenger experience from check-in through to security. Some of the highlights of the tour include:

  • Exploring back-of-house functions such as the loading dock
  • Visiting the new International Lounge – including the new screening points and sterile areas
  • Engage with state-of-the-art Augmented Reality
  • A visit to Canberra Helicopters hanger where they will get to see inside a helicopter and tour the facilities with one of the pilots

The students not only get a hands-on experience but will have the opportunity to meet and talk to a variety of people working at the Airport and engaged in the aviation industry. On Day 3, Canberra Airport will also host a BBQ for all the students.

Sound & Light Interactive Workshop with Rollercoaster Digital

Founders of Canberra tech start-up, Rollercoaster Digital, Chris and Andrew have a background in live entertainment technology and will be setting up a space where participants can experiment with the way light, sound and images can influence a space and people, a major focus for the commercial air travel market. They will deliver interactive workshops with some of the latest lighting and sound technology used in aviation design and  concerts and events like Justin Bieber, Adele and the Olympics.

Rollercoaster Digital specialises in creating innovative technological solutions and rapid prototyping. The Rollercoaster team develop in-house projects like the connection platform Jaja Connect, as well as working with government and enterprise to expand their capability, bring a fresh approach and fast results.

Aviation Teen Start-Up is sponsored by:

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Get in Touch

Lighthouse Business Innovation Centre

AUnit 6, 65 Tennant Street 
Fyshwick ACT 2609

T+61 2 6163 8300

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