UCE Innovation Challenge

Activity

The UCE Innovation Challenge group compete in a variety of competitions. These competitions all require innovative and analytical thinking, as well as presentation skills.

For example:

  • SDS Business Case Competitions
  • MYOB IT Challenge
  • Hackathon
  • Social Enterprise Challenge
  • Kaikoura Challenge
  • LawTech Challenge

Hours involved in the activity

12 hours minimum

Every 12 hours of participation in an activity is equal to one intersection point (12 hours = 1 intersection point).
For this activity you can claim a maximum of 3 learning and development outcomes.

Contact

James Carr
Email: james.carr@canterbury.ac.nz

Work readiness skill/Graduate attribute

By actively engaging in this activity, you can claim against the pre-determined intersection points detailed below. You should reflect on your experience and select the WRS/GA intersection point(s) that best represents your learning outcome.

  • B1 - Communication - UCE Innovation Challenge competitors develop effective communication skills through reading and researching companies, then presenting potential strategies or ideas to those companies.
  • B2 - Initiative and enterprise - UCE Innovation Challenge competitors learn to identify issues and come up with potential solutions for businesses and communities as part of the competition. 
  • B4 - Learning - UCE Innovation Challenge competitors receive coaching and training from UCE staff, alumni, business mentors and experts preparing them for competitions. 
  • B5 - Planning & Organising - UCE Innovation Challenge competitors learn to derive potential solutions for existing companies that could be implemented. They are time-bound and have to prioritise and plan accordingly. 
  • B6 - Problem Solving - UCE Innovation Challenge competitors learn to derive potential solutions for existing companies to solve issues or maximise efficiencies.
  • B7 - Self-Management - UCE Innovation Challenge competitors learn to organise themselves to contribute to their team to a high standard. Competitors will also learn to manage their studies alongside their Challenge commitments. 
  • B8 - Teamwork - UCE Innovation Challenge competitors will learn to contribute equally to their team and can present themselves positively towards their team members.
  • C1 - Comunication - UCE Innovation Challenge competitors will gain effective communication skills from working with their teams on innovative solutions. They will learn to present their solutions and work in a simple and professional manner, relevant to their audience.  
  • C2 - Initiative & enterprise - UCE Innovation Challenge competitors will learn to identify issues and come up with creative and innovative solutions to them as part of their competition.  
  • C4 - Learning - UCE Innovation Challenge competitors receive coaching and training from UCE staff, business mentors and experts to prepare them for competitions and ensure they have the right knowledge and insight to come up with innovative solutions to the given problems.
  • C5 - Planning and organisation - UCE Innovation Challenge competitors gain experience putting together strategies and solutions that the organisation could implement. These must fit within the given resources, ie. money, employees, etc.
  • C6 - Problem solving - UCE Innovation Challenge competitors learn to come up with innovative solutions to a range of issues within organisations.   
  • C7 - Self-Management - UCE Innovation Challenge competitors learn to organise their time around study and commit to the competition. They can act professionally with their team and share the workload. 
  • C8 - Teamwork - UCE Innovation Challenge competitors learn to work in teams to come up with innovative solutions. They will learn to work well alongside their team members from a range of different skills and backgrounds.
  • C9 - Technology - UUCE Innovation Challenge competitors will learn to use a range of technologies to prepare for the competition and to present. Understanding current and future technology is also pertinent to the students in coming up with innovative solutions to the problems.   
  • D2 - Initiative & enterprise - UCE Innovation Challenge competitors will learn to look at international organisations to see what ideas and solutions are implemented.  
  • D6 - Problem solving - UCE Innovation Challenge competitors will learn to come up with innovative solutions to a range of issues within international organisations. 
Matrix intersection points for UCE Summer Startup (highlighted in grey)
Co-curricular Record (CCR)

UC Graduate Attributes (GAs)

Bicultural Competence & Confidence Community Engagement Employability Innovation & Enterprise Global Awareness
Work Readiness Skills (WRS) Communication A1 B1 C1 D1
Initiative and enterprise A2 B2 C2 D2
Leadership A3 B3 C3 D3
Learning A4 B4 C4 D4
Planning and organising A5 B5 C5 D5
Problem solving A6 B6 C6 D6
Self-management A7 B7 C7 D7
Teamwork A8 B8 C8 D8
Technology A9 B9 C9 D9

CCR criteria

  • UC affiliated
  • Not an academic prerequisite
  • Not for academic credit

Are you interested in participating in this activity? Sign up to CCR and then apply to participate using CareerHub.