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Innovation Games at Sydney Olympic Park receives National Science Week Funding

26 Feb 2018

An AFL match at Sydney Olympic Park will be amongst the most unusual locations to come alive with science as part of this year’s National Science Week.

The Innovation Games coordinated by Sydney Olympic Park Authority has recently been announced as a recipient of the 2018 National Science Week Grants providing funding for science engagement activities to take place during Australia’s largest celebration of science this August.

Assistant Minister for Science, Jobs and Innovation Zed Seselja congratulated the grant recipients.

“This year’s grants recipients have exhibited tremendous creativity in developing such an exciting range of activities to engage people of all walks of life and in all corners of Australia with science,” Senator Seselja said.

The Innovation Games is a free public event held on Saturday 18 August coinciding with the GWS Giants v Sydney Swans match at Spotless Stadium. Hands-on science, sport and technology activities will take over Sydney Olympic Park including a special science showcase around Spotless Stadium. 

Sydney Olympic Park Authority Chief Executive Officer Charles Moore is delighted the Innovation Games has received recognition from the Federal Government on its contribution to engaging the community with science and technology. 

 “Working with the GWS Giants, we are pleased to be able to engage with Sydney and showcase science and innovation in this most unique setting during National Science Week,” shared Mr Moore.

“This year’s Innovation Games will focus on ways that science, technology and innovation at Sydney Olympic Park contribute to health and wellbeing for young people; smart solutions for great cities and getting into nature.” 

The Innovation Games is presented by Sydney Olympic Park Authority in partnership with GWS Giants and a range of service providers.