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Scitech / Earth Matters: Rethink the Future


Be inspired by creative solutions that make our world a better place to live.

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Bright ideas live here

Explore inspiring Australian STEM solutions across our innovation pods with videos, drawings, prototypes and models demonstrating how simple ideas can become a reality.

See how one lightbulb moment can lead to incredible discovery and inventions. Share your own ideas on better sustainability!

Turning ideas into action

Coming up with a good idea is important for solving complex challenges like climate change, but the solutions don’t just appear out of thin air. Following a design process can help you work through your ideas. Try developing your concept through these steps.


When you provide services to people all across WA, you can face big challenges, but also have the potential to make impact. Watch this video to see how a large company like Western Power uses a design process to solve problems.


ClimateClever designed an app that uses and analyses data to help schools and business reduce their carbon footprint. Watch this video to see how they went about making it nice and simple to use, while still thinking about the bigger picture.

Think – Make

Great ideas come in all shapes and sizes. Watch this video to see how dairy farmer Doug Pow created a way to use dung beetles to improve the soil on his farm – by investigating the impact of different factors and training his cows!

Test and Refine

It might take a few attempts before you get your idea exactly right. Getting feedback from other people will help you refine it. Watch this video to see how Tiller Bikes used a process of ‘iteration’ to collect feedback and modify their final design.

Share With Others

Sharing your ideas with others can help land a solution, bring people together or be one part of an even bigger idea! Just like the ClimateClever app, a concept can grow to become bigger than you ever imagined through sharing.

Earth Matters

In nature, everything is connected – air, land and water.
As you explore Earth Matters, look out for the connections along the way.

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