Teen Start-Up: Internet of Things - 19 & 20 April 2018

Just as a builder plans before constructing, there must be design before coding. Teen Start-Up: Internet of Things explores the 'why' rather than the 'how' when it comes to digital technology. 

Our young problem-solvers will be challenged to solve real world problems using the Internet of Things (IoT). They will explore how we use sensors to gather information from the world around us, software to interpret these inputs and the Internet to connect them. Whether your child's passion is technology or creativity this school holiday program will encourage them to be curious, use their imagination and think critically about the world around them.

It is a great opportunity to explore how different kinds of technology can be applied to everyday life in innovative and creative ways. From smart homes to smart hospitals, smart industries and smart cities; students will have the opportunity to:

  • Invent, explore and come up with their own designs to solve everyday problems;
  • Complete challenges;
  • Collaborate; and
  • Share their ideas.

The Format

The program is suitable for students aged 11-14 years (no technology or coding ability is required). Students can take part in one day or both days.


  • Smart Homes
    (Critical Thinking Challenge: What counts as evidence)
  • Smart Hospitals
    (Communication Challenge: Making Connections)
  • Smart Health - Personal Health & Wellbeing
    (Collaboration Challenge: Strength in Diversity)
  • Smart Cities - Transport
    (Problem Solving Challenge: Grit and Perseverance)


  • Smart Cities - Pollution
    (Global Thinking Challenge: Make a difference in the world)
  • Smart Cities - Energy
    (Creative Thinking Challenge: Growth Mindset)
  • Smart Industries - Retail and Distribution
    (Entrepreneurial Thinking Challenge: Rearrange the old to create the new)
  • Smart Industries - Agriculture, Safety and Infrastructure
    (Idea Generation Challenge: Daring to Fail)

Thursday 19 and Friday 20 April 2018, 9:00am - 3:00pm
(Registration from 8:30am)

Lighthouse Business Innovation Centre
6/65 Tennant Street
Fyshwick ACT

$90.00 (+GST) per student, per day
$80.00 (+GST) per student, per day for 2 or more children

What to bring:

  • Water bottle, lunch and snacks (no nuts!) each day;

  • (Optional) Laptop or tablet for online research (must be able to connect to Wi-Fi). This is not essential as the focus of this Teen Start-Up is on design rather than coding.

Spaces are limited to 18 students per day so please register as soon as possible.

Interested in finding out about our other April 2018 school holiday program?

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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