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Industry Innovators

Building The Next Generation Of Intrapreneurs



About The Program

The Industry Innovators program has been designed to help students develop their 21st-century skills as they explore the diverse range of career pathways available to them in industries across the country.

In this program, students will be embarking on an industry-aligned design sprint as they develop solutions for challenges facing industry leaders today. Participants will be working in teams of four as they adopt the personas of Hipsters, Hackers, Hustlers, and Humanists in order to develop an innovative yet feasible solution to one of four challenges presented to them by a diverse range of industry partners.

The program has been designed to mirror the industry with students provided with a client brief, encouraged to participate in regular check-ins with their team, and provided with the opportunity to attend optional masterclasses to help further develop their skills.

The program will then culminate in a pitch showcase where students will be presenting their final ideas in a series of heats in order to determine the best ideas generated by the cohort for review from the industry partners.

We would recommend offering 2-4 challenges for students to select from. Current challenges on offer include: 

The Future Of Retail: Students will be exploring the innovations happening in the retail industry, as brands work to develop seamless online experiences, rethink their physical stores, and work to appeal to their customer's changing purchasing habits.

Mental Health Hackathon: Students will be looking at how they can create a digital solution, a physical space, and a school-based program to help young people in their time of need, and to help them form healthy habits. 

The Future Of Sport: Students will be looking at redesigning a stadium of the future with a focus on technology, sustainability, and spectator experience.

The Future Of Transport: Students will be exploring innovative transportation solutions being led across the country as they work to create a plan for autonomous vehicles in their community, mass transit alternatives to ease congestion, and accessible sustainable transportation options to get people moving away from fossil fuels.

Ethical Innovations: Students will be focusing on what the future of social media might look like as they work to design an ethical social media platform of the future.

Long Haul Flying: Students will be creating a plan for new ultra-long-haul flights (+20hrs non stop) as they select the aircraft, set ticket prices, design the cabin, manage the inflight entertainment, and plan a route launch event.

Age Group

This program has been designed for high school students, specifically for students in Grade 9-12.

Program Length

This program can be adapted in length to run for two days, three days, and four days in length.

Longer programs allow students to further develop their skills and dive deeper as they bring their ideas to life. Shorter programs are great as a taster experience for students touching lightly on the key topics.

Topics Covered

In this program we will be covering the following topics:

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Case Studies

Our Industry Innovators program is one of our most popular workshops at BOP with schools around the world using it as a way to inspire and empower their students, showing them the diverse range of career pathways available to them, along with the role of innovation in industry.

Examples of how schools have utilised this program in the past include:

Brisbane South State Secondary College | Year 7-8: A term long challenge for students to help them develop their skills in innovation, team work, and change making. Click here to find out more.

Methodist Ladies' College | Year 10: A week long program for all Year 10 students to show them the diverse range of career pathways available to them, and the role of innovation in industry. Click here to find out more.

Kepnock State High School | Year 10: A term long unit of work for Year 10 business students to help them develop their skills in intrapreneurship and innovation. Click here to find out more.

We understand that every school and class is different. This is why our team of experiences facilitators work with every client to ensure programs are tailored to their context.

Let's Chat

We understand that every school and every class is different. If you'd like to chat further about how we can make this program the best fit for your context, book a free 15-minute call with our team of facilitators to chat further! 

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