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Solve It

Create solutions to big social, environmental and business problems and be in to win a share of $24,000 in prizes.

Solve It provides the inspiration, environment, frameworks, mentoring, workshops, work space and more to help you create amazing ideas for reputable New Zealand businesses and organisations.

No experience is necessary. Solve It is open to all University of Auckland students and staff from any faculty or discipline. Join as an individual and finish Solve It as part of a team with a developed solution.

Want to know how others have found it? Check out our news article from previous years. Solve it 2018: Students bring fresh perspectives to New Zealand businesses.

Solve It will not be running in 2019.


Who is it designed for?

 

 

Students and staff from all faculties

All University of Auckland faculties, disciplines and levels. From creatives to technologists, scientists to business students, we welcome you all.

People curious about entrepreneurship

Develop ideation skills and turn them into opportunities. Experience how to create ideas through our interactive workshops. Learn how to develop them into opportunities.

People wanting to make an impact

Take the first step on your entrepreneurial journey! Join us to learn how to ensure ideas will be successful, and develop your skills on how to start a venture.

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Challenges

2018’s Solve It challenges included three pressing social, environmental and business problems experienced by our three organisations: Hynds, Auckland Transport and Auckland District Health Board.

 

How would you solve it for live organ donors?
Auckland District Health Board (ADHB) is seeing increased numbers of kidney donor transplants performed each year from live donors. ADHB plays an important role in improving, promoting and protecting the health of communities. They are looking for ideas around the care of live donors post-procedure, particularly from a patient centric viewpoint and in support of their emotional wellbeing.

 

How would you solve it for wastewater?
Hynds has built its reputation on industry-leading innovation in the civil infrastructure market, including wastewater systems. They care about communities and are looking for innovative possibilities around wastewater, including solutions that address the social and environmental impacts of Auckland’s current wastewater system.

How would you solve it for cycling to school?
Auckland Transport (AT) is committed to increasing safety and reducing congestion around Auckland schools. Currently less than 2% of New Zealand high school students ride bikes to class. AT is looking for new ideas to encourage high school students to think about cycling options, to get to and from school.

Mentoring and resources

We want to help you develop as innovators and entrepreneurs. You will receive access to mentors, advisers and other experts. Throughout the programme there will be workshops and events to inspire you, giving you frameworks and tools you can apply immediately. We will work with you to ensure you make the most of this experience.

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Benefits

Unleash your potential! Gain experience developing ideas, solving problems, working in teams and showing off your innovative thinking skills and be in to win from the $24,000 prize pool.

This year, each problem posed has a first prize of $5,000 per team and second prize of $3,000 per team, plus a number of additional spot prizes.

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