Teen Start-Up: Idea Lab - 8 October 2018

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that don’t work.” – Thomas Edison on failure and the invention of the light bulb

To be a good innovator or problem solver, you must also be a maker. Once you think of the idea, you must also be able to design and build it. And then when it all goes wrong, redesign and rebuild it again. We often forget the trial and error (and error and error!) that goes into achieving success. Just because something doesn’t work one way, that doesn’t mean it can’t succeed in another.

Experimentation, imagination and curiosity are the key ingredients of ‘Idea Lab’. During this 1-day hands-on workshop students will use real world problems as inspiration for their creative solutions, designing, tinkering and building their ideas using everyday objects and materials.

The Format:

The program is suitable for students aged 11-16 years. This workshop will cover topics including:

  • Defining (defining a problem, determining the root cause, understanding the scope)
  • Brainstorming (generating ideas and creative solutions)
  • Design (finding inspiration, process planning and generating alternatives)
  • Build (testing materials and designs through construction)
  • Experiment (testing, reviewing and retesting prototypes)

Monday 8 October 2018
9:00am to 3:30pm
(Registration from 8:30am, and supervision provided until 4:30pm)

Lighthouse Business Innovation Centre
Unit 6, 65 Tennant Street, Fyshwick ACT

$90.00 (+GST) per student

What to bring?

  • Water bottle, lunch and snacks (no nuts!) each day
  • Laptop or tablet for online research, must be able to connect to Wi-Fi (free Wi-Fi available)

Spaces are limited to 16 students so please register as soon as possible.

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Getting young people excited 
about innovation, creativity and problem solving.

Get in Touch

Lighthouse Business Innovation Centre

AUnit 6, 65 Tennant Street 
Fyshwick ACT 2609

T+61 2 6163 8300

F+61 2 6163 8399