‘Ingenuity’ is a tried and tested process for creative problem solving and radical (as opposed to incremental) innovation developed at Nottingham University’s Haydn Green Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship The process has a three-fold structure: defining the problem to be solved, identifying a wide range of possibilities, before finally determining the most appropriate solution. 


Program details

This challenge will see a small team work together to find a solution and submit their idea as a video, to compete for prizes.

Students are encouraged to apply as individual participants. The UQ team will then be selected by the UQ Student Employability Centre.

Support and guidance will be available to the team from the authorised facilitator in the Student Employability Centre, and extra help to create an exceptional video submission will also be available to maximise the chance to win prizes and the chance to further develop the idea into a real-life product or service.

Date: UQ's team will commence the challenge in the second entry, 18 April 2018
Theme: Global Issues: Student Responses
HostUniversity of Nottingham
Location: Online
Website: http://www.universitas21.com/article/students/details/280/u21-global-ingenuity-challenge-2018 

For successful students, there are no costs involved with this online competition.


To be eligible for the competition, students must:

  • Be currently enrolled in an undergraduate program (undergraduate or honours) at The University of Queensland and remain enrolled for the duration of the program;
  • Be in at least their second year of study (ie. completed at least 6 units of credit) at the time of application, with no Academic Progression Warning(s) within the last 6 units);
  • have a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.0;
  • Submit a report outlining their experience
  • Agree to be photographed and interviewed for promotional purposes

How to apply

Applications for the 2018 program are now closed.

We will make contact soon with all who have applied.

The successful applicants will be selected following a group interview to represent UQ. Individual interviews are not available for this opportunity.

Team announcements will be made towards the end of March following the interview.


Program information

Applications for the 2018 program are now closed.

We will be in contact soon with all appliants.

Need more information

Please contact the Student Engagement Team on 3365 2929 or email employability@uq.edu.au