Teen Start-Up Innovation Games - 15 & 16 July 2019

Go head-to-head with other students to design the Ultimate Board Game!

Students will apply the game design principles they have learned from playing video and board games to solve problems in the aviation and aerospace industry.

With games like Monopoly teaching the art of negotiation; Risk teaching diplomacy; and Chess teaching strategy and planning; students will explore and design games that can be used to:

  • Move passengers and freight around airports
  • Improve troubleshooting skills in aviation maintenance technicians
  • Teach strategy, analytical and planning skills to aid in humanitarian efforts
  • Increase the accuracy of agricultural crop spraying
  • Improve airport security or find missing luggage

Whether your child’s passion is technology or creativity this school holiday program is a wonderful way for them to be curious, use their imagination and solve real world problems.

The program is delivered by people working in the industry. Students will have the opportunity to meet game-developers, entrepreneurs and people involved in the aviation and aerospace industry; all of whom are keen to share their enthusiasm and knowledge.

Through a board-game concepting challenge; hands-on design activities; and interactive games students are encouraged to become creators and problem-solvers. The program harnesses the social aspects of tabletop gaming and offers a fascinating exploration of how games can be used in the innovation process.

The Format: 
The program is suitable for students aged 11-14 years (no technology or coding ability is required).


‘The Flying Classroom'

What challenges are facing the aviation and aerospace industry today? Problem-solving skill development

Morning Tea Break

‘Game Design Unplugged’

How can we apply game design principles to motivate, reward, strategise, negotiate, collaborate and use deductive reasoning? Understanding game elements

Lunch Break

‘Aviation Laboratory’

Prototypes and testing – turning ideas into action Idea Generation skill development


‘Let ideas take flight’

Play test session 1 Collaboration skill development

Morning Tea Break


Review, refine, replay - How to give and receive feedback Communication skill development

Lunch Break

‘Ultimate Playmaker’ – The Tournament of Champions

Present your game to fellow armchair athletes Presentation skill development

Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 July 2019
9:00am to 4:00pm
(Registration from 8:30am, and supervision provided until 4:30pm)

Fairburn Function Centre, 49 Laverton Avenue, Fairbairn ACT

$180.00 (+GST) per student for the two-day program
$160.00 (+ GST) per student for 2 or more children

What to bring?

  • Laptop or tablet for online research (must be able to connect to Wi-Fi – free Wi-Fi available
  • Water bottle, lunch and snacks (no nuts!) each day
  • Warm jacket for relaxing in the gardens during breaks

For more information, visit https://www.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’s Aviation and Aerospace – The Innovation Games is kindly supported by:  

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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