What is the Challenge?

The Future Transport Challenge is an educational program for teams of year 9 and 10 students to explore problems, design solutions and learn entrepreneurial skills. They research real world transport issues, the challenges of global cities and new technologies that offer hope. Armed with this knowledge the students develop a new product or service and create a pitch to sell the idea to potential investors.

Supported by design thinking

Design thinking lends itself perfectly to education by combining mindsets of creative confidence and empathy with the structure of creative tools and processes. In this way, it adds dimensions to project based learning that make for more authentic, engaging and productive student outcomes.


Preparing young people for the jobs of the future

The NRMA Future of Transport Challenge

Our mission: to solve today’s transport problems.
The participants: students in years 5-10 (stages 3, 4 & 5), in groups of 2-5.
Our aim: to encourage young people to follow their natural curiosity to solve real-world issues by innovating and thinking like entrepreneurs.

This is a 4-step process:

  1. Take a deep dive into the real-world transport issues faced by Australian cities and regional and rural areas.
  2. Identify a need and apply human-centred design to create a product or service that can address that need.
  3. Think like an entrepreneur to create and deliver a product pitch to a panel of experts.
  4. Educate and excite an audience of their peers.

Research the latest trends and technologies in transport

Free registration to the NRMA future of transport challenge gives you access to all the resources you need to get started.


Registration is free

The NRMA future of transport challenge is leading the way by helping students prepare themselves for the jobs of the future. We challenge students to capture their energy, natural curiosity and creative innovations to solve real world issues whilst teaching them to think like entrepreneurs.

Once you register your students, you’ll have access to all the resources they need to get started including:


A curriculum linked, multi-disciplinary learning program


A comprehensive website for students and teachers


Professional development and support for teachers.


Industry partners and mentors

Get some inspiration from last year’s finalists

Ideas are pitched to a live audience at the YES Youth Eco Summit at Sydney Olympic Park.

Take a look