Innovation Zone — register your teen now!

The Innovation Zone is an interactive two-day festival of innovation, entrepreneurship and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) tailored to high school students in years 7–12, and will be held on 7 and 8 December 2021 at the Darwin Convention Centre.

The inaugural Innovation Zone will be delivered by the Young Change Agents in partnership with the Territory Government. The Zone is free to attend and includes two programs designed to target in school learning and after-school activities for teenagers.

Innovation Zone Youth Design Challenge (after-school sessions)

These sessions will run from 4:00pm to 6:30pm and have been created to help young people develop their entrepreneurial spirit through innovation and STEM.

Participants will be supported by experienced facilitators from the Young Change Agents and will have the chance to work with industry mentors to develop their idea. The students will also have the opportunity to pitch their idea and get feedback.

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School hours program

This program will run during school hours (8:30am to 2:30pm) and invites Darwin based students to deep dive into a series of fast, fun STEM workshops. The students will have an opportunity to create 3D art, build and code games, and interact with a range of different technologies including virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR).

Participants will also have an opportunity to explore a variety of innovative career options throughout the event with Engineers Australia, Australian Computer Society, Questacon and NT Farmers participating in the Innovation Career Zone.

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Get involved

If you are interested in getting involved as a career zone stallholder, volunteer, or mentor (after-school sessions only) or have a few questions, please contact Hayley Barrett at

An interactive festival of innovation, entrepreneurship and stem for teens.