48 Hour Health Challenge

48 Hour Health Image

The 48-Hour Health Challenge is a perfect opportunity engage with some of the big problems facing the Health Sector in Canterbury and New Zealand and take home part of a $3,000 cash prize pool!

Over the weekend you will work in teams tackling one of the Challenges set by the Health Precinct Advisory Council. You will discuss and test your concept with experts from the health sector and mentors from the business community.

At the end of the weekend each team will pitch to a panel of judges with the top three teams taking home cash prizes!

Ideas developed and pitched during the weekend may be taken up by the Health Precinct and implemented - if this happens participants will have the opportunity to continue to be involved.

What to expect

You will go from concept to solution over the course of the weekend. There are several sessions with external experts and mentors throughout the weekend - a great opportunity to test your ideas, assumptions, and hypotheses. UC Centre for Entrepreneurship stall will be provide feedback, advice and guidance throughout the weekend.

You will be working in teams with students from across Christchurch who are also interested in the solving problems in the health sector.

Who benefits?

All participants will develop key skills in presenting, creative thinking, problem-solving and teamwork, irrelevant of their chosen disciplines.

As a participant you will strengthen your ability to innovatively and creatively solve problems. You will have a the opportunity to create a concept that will truely impact the health sector!

The challenge will be particularly beneficial for people looking at careers in the health sector - doctors, nurses, researchers, public health specialists, social and aged care workers, managers and consultants.

Where to go?

The Challenge is being hosted at the CDHB Design Lab - 17 Print Place, Middleton


1st: $1,500

2nd: $1,000

3rd: $500

Key dates:

Applications are now closed for this Challenge.

Launch -  Friday 16th March 4.00pm - 7.00pm

Challenge - Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th March 9.00am - 6.00pm

More info

If you have any questions feel free to get in touch - contact the UCE Business Manager, James Carr, at james.carr@canterbury.ac.nz




For all enquiries about student challenges

get in touch with UCE