Innovation Institute hosts youth forum in Wanneroo these school holidays

Young entrepreneur and Air Wings Australia founder Ishaan Bhatia will be one of the guest speakers at the Youth Innovation Forum.
Young entrepreneur and Air Wings Australia founder Ishaan Bhatia will be one of the guest speakers at the Youth Innovation Forum.

REGISTRATIONS for the Innovation Institute’s first Youth Innovation Forum will close this Friday.

The event will run from July 4-6 at the City of Wanneroo and the institute’s Paul Litwin said they were looking for 12 to 17-year-olds from all secondary schools within the City to participate.

Mr Litwin said the free, three-day forum would include a series of workshops to give students an understanding of innovation and the important roles it plays in solving community problems.

“Students will look at ways of creating innovative solutions to real problems facing the City of Wanneroo in areas such as tourism, waste and youth services,” he said.

Speakers will include Wildcats player Damian Martin as well as young entrepreneurs Scott Millar and Ishaan Bhatia, and there will be a workshop on thriving and wellbeing.

Participants will form teams of five and create a pitch of their innovative solutions in a special presentation on July 6 from 2.30pm in the council chambers.

The teams judged to have the winning Youth Innovation idea will receive $500.

Organisers will provide morning tea and lunch each day during the free forum.

Register at wanneroo.wa.gov.au/youthinnovationforumapplication by June 29.

Damian Martin will be a guest speaker the Youth Innovation Forum. Picture: Daniel Pockett/Getty Images