Darwin Middle School Students Pitches at Croc Pitch 2021


What is your project?

I’m Pia, this is Haylia, Mackenzie and Pia Cowan. We’ve had an innovation of collecting microplastics using a ferrofluid substance to make it magnetic in order to collect it and turn it into a plastic brick which could then be used in communities and underdeveloped countries.

Share your thoughts on competing at Croc Pitch 2021.

We’re very grateful to have the experience to come and practice our pitching skills and public speaking at Croc Pitch.

How did you feel presenting in front of the Croc Pitch audience?

We were nervous, of course, but it was really great to witness some other pitches and innovations. It’s such a good opportunity to then present our own and put our own ideas out to be considered.

Croc Pitch 2021

Winners of the annual Darwin Middle School STEM Expo were invited to Darwin Innovation Hub’s annual flagship event, Croc Pitch. The students had an opportunity to pitch in front of the Croc Pitch audience and share their innovative idea.

Hosted by the Darwin Innovation Hub on the 27th of October as part of the Spark Festival and October Business Month’s Innovation week, Croc Pitch 2021 was an incredible day for entrepreneurs, startups, SMEs and investors. This year the DIH opened its doors (and its screens) to global competitors, the criteria… the pitch must have a benefit back into the Northern Territory. Companies provided innovations across many areas, after a gruelling day of pitching, the judges narrowed down to 6 finalists for the final round, these companies came from industries including space, advanced manufacturing, digital technologies and renewable energy. The first place winner won $1 million…