In the heart of Melbourne, level 2 at Telstra's Global Headquarters building at 242 Exhibition Street.
Flexible workspaces for up to 212 in total, from individual sit/stand desks to large project benches and quiet focus rooms.
Bench space for prototyping and a fully equipped electronics lab for testing
Presentation stage and social hub for finding out what's happening next and figuring out what to do about it.
There are a few things to remember when getting your team together.
The judging panel will consist of senior leaders from Telstra and our partners for the event (stay tuned for more information). Teams will present their solution with a 5 minute pitch and will be assessed based on the following equally weighed criteria:
Major prizes will be awarded to the winning team from each stream of the Challenge. In addition to the major prize, there may be supplementary prizes awarded for groups who perform particularly well in a specific category. All decisions are final and binding in all respects. Unless otherwise stated, all prizes are awarded to the winning team as a whole, not to individual members.
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There is no requirement for you to be in Melbourne for the entire duration of the Challenge. However, you do need to be physically in Melbourne for 6th and 13th of May. There is no special consideration for anyone needing to travel interstate. Plus, Melbourne's awesome! Why wouldn't you want to stay, see the sites, and get face-to-face help with your product?
All correpspondance for the University stream will be online, so you can work from anywhere, anyway you want! (though, we'd prefer you were dressed in more than your PJs when you're video-calling into the judging rounds). If you do make it into the finals and are based outside of Victoria, flights to and from Melbourne, plus accommodation, will be arranged and paid for by Telstra.
You can join either, but we recommend the University stream. For the University Stream, you can only register under one university name, so you'll need to decide amongst yourselves which univeristy will claim the glory if your team is victorious. Also, in the case that you win the Challenge, you'll need to work out financials for awarding team members who aren't affiliated with the primary university.
Masters and Phd students are eligible to enter under the University Stream, as long as you have less than 3 months work experience in the IoT industry (i.e. professional internships). This is to ensure a fair competition across all the University teams.
Telstra employees who are not involved in the planning, organising or running of the Challenge are welcome to participate. Telstra employees/contractors who register for the Challenge must have non-Telstra members in their team and are not allowed to use any non-public data sets only available to Telstra employees/contractors or partners.
We will judge the Public Stream and the University Stream of the Challenge separately. Preliminary and final judging for the University Stream of the Challenge will occur on different days while preliminary and final judging for the Public Stream of the Challenge will occur on the same day (13th May).
Entries in each stream of the Challenge will undergo a preliminary round of judging. We will then select entries for the finalist phase of each stream of the Challenge. Following a further round of judging in each stream of the Challenge (where you will need to present your entry again to our expert judging panel), we will select the eventual winners of each stream of the Challenge. All of our decisions in relation to judging are made in our sole discretion, are final, and cannot be contested by you. Please refer to the Terms and Conditions for further details.