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Bowater Business Challenge

An opportunity to develop your problem-solving skills, graduate employability and industry networks, and maybe win some cash.

Bowater Business Challenge

The Deakin Bowater Business Challenge (DBBC) is a fun and exciting competition open to all Deakin business and law students. A postgraduate challenge is held in Trimester 1 and an undergraduate challenge in Trimester 2.

How it works

As the competition is open to all undergraduate business and law students, we encourage you to have a diverse team made up of different courses, majors and backgrounds. You can also apply individually and be placed into a team by the organisers.

Registered teams attend a briefing session to understand the challenge and then compete in a preliminary round to demonstrate their innovation and problem-solving skills. Each team will give a 10-minute oral presentation to a judging panel via Zoom. Four teams are then chosen from the preliminary round to participate in the ultimate final. The four finalist teams will be assigned an academic mentor to support them in the lead up to the final submission.

Postgraduate Business Challenge – Trimester 1, 2024

Applications are now open for the Postgraduate Business Challenge. The task is: 'Optimise climate comfort at Bounce Inc. locations to enhance customer satisfaction while achieving cost efficiencies and sustainability goals.'

Assemble a team or apply individually for a chance to win from a $7500 prize pool. Applications close on Friday 19 April 2024.


Friday 19 April 2024, 5pmApplications close
Monday 22 April 2024, 5pmConfirmation of teams
Tuesday 30 April, 2–4pmZoom briefing session
Monday 13 May 2024 or Tuesday 14 May 2024, 1–3pmRegistered teams to compete in the virtual preliminary round, where a university panel will rank each team's 10-minute presentation
Wednesday 15 May 2024, 10amFour final teams announced and assigned an academic mentor
Thursday 16 May 2024, 1–3pmSite visit to Bounce Inc.
Wednesday 22 May 2024In-person challenge final at Burwood Campus

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Contact us

If you have any queries about the Bowater Business Challenge please get in touch.