Siemens is encouraging secondary students to share their ideas for powering a better future, with $100,000 in futuristic prizes up for grabs.
The engineering powerhouse, in conjunction with AAMC, is giving away 70 unique, power-generating bicycles to secondary schools around Australia as part of its FutuRide competition.
Eighteen winning schools will win a set of four bikes valued at more than $4000, and the overall winning school will be treated to a visit by Tour de France winner Cadel Evans.
The FutuRide power-generating bikes have a car alternator attached to a stand, which is driven by the rear wheel of the bike and can generate more than 100 watts.
Cables attached to each bike allow students to power everyday items such as smartphones or laptops, showing the rider how much pedal power is required to run their devices.
To enter the competition, students must create an original video of 90 seconds’ length or less about their ideas for powering a better future using science and technology.
Each video entry must be uploaded to YouTube, and submitted by a parent or teacher on behalf of the student before 5pm on Friday, 7 August.
For more details, go to www.futuride.com.au.