7 Challenges

IMPACT7 showcases amazing scientific solutions to challenges that face our globe.
Researchers, entrepreneurs and innovators from across the country are invited to share how they are addressing these 7 challenges at IMPACT7 2020 below.

Carbon

How do we sustain life on earth and reverse the damage to our ecosystems?
How can we reduce and repurpose wasted resources?
What can we do to help save the planet for future generations?

Congestion

What do our future urban environments look like?
What compelling ideas can we adopt to manage population growth and environmental change?
How can we ensure the future resilience and liveability of our cities and boost our capacity to find solutions to such challenges as energy, housing and wayfinding?

Connectedness

Humans are hard-wired for social connection.
How do we nurture meaningful relationships between each-other, our communities and our world?

Challenge sponsored by Australia’s Academic and Research Network

Integrity

Income gaps are widening and the concentration of wealth is increasing.
What fundamental changes in the nature of our work, economics and education will be required for us to build a safe and more equal world?

Productivity

Which new technologies can we embrace to transform industries and make us more productive?
How do we meet the needs of future generations with solutions both close to home and out of this world?

Scarcity

As the global population is expected to reach 10 billion people by 2050, demand for food, and with it demand for water, is set to continue to rise.
How do we transform the way we interact with our planet to produce what we need?

Vitality

What opportunities are there to prevent disease, promote human health and prolong life?

Are you part of a project or team that is tackling one of these challenges?
We’d love to hear from you!

It’s free to apply 🙂

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