New dates for Bridgestone World Solar Challenge

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The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, which pushes the limits of technological innovation, will run its expanded program from October 22-30, 2021.

The biennial event challenges secondary and tertiary students from over 20 countries to undertake the 3000-kilometre journey from Darwin to Adelaide, travelling the outback in their self-engineered and designed solar powered electrical vehicles.

Next year the event will be held later than usual to capitalise on the school terms in the Northern Territory and South Australia, incorporating an expanded school engagement program and an industry program.

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Under the school engagement program, Territory students will learn how science and technology can be both entertaining and educational, and will be invited to take part in all elements of the event, including the scrutineering process.

The industry program will provide learning and networking opportunities for Territory businesses, offering a series of keynote presentations focusing on the latest in technology, innovation and sustainability.

Regulation changes and volunteer registrations for next year’s event are now live. Visit for more information.