HYBMA 2024

YBMA Partners with Hunter IF

We are terribly excited to announce that we are collaborating with Hunter IF and the Hunter Innovation Festival for this year’s awards. Hunter IF are keen to engage with the young people of our region, encouraging and rewarding the development of innovation and entrepreneurship skills.

Since its inception in 2002 as a component of The Australian Innovation Festival, initiated by Regional Development Australia, the Hunter Innovation Festival has significantly evolved to become a premier platform for showcasing innovation in Greater Newcastle and the Hunter region. It offers a platform for networking, learning, and inspiration and an opportunity to align with forward-thinking sectors of the community and support the region’s economic development.

Ryan Muir, CEO of RAM Manufacturing, and a member of the Advanced Manufacturing Action Summit group of Hunter IF is thrilled to be collaborating with YBMA.

“This partnership marks a pivotal moment as two great organizations join forces to enhance their offerings to the ambitious young minds across the Hunter Region,” said Ryan. “Together, we are committed to nurturing the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs by providing them with the resources and recognition they need to succeed.”

The collaboration will offer participating students with additional online resources to inspire and engage imaginations as well as the opportunity to win passes to the Hunter Innovation Festival in October. The overall winner of the YBMA in 2024 will also be given the opportunity to pitch their BIG IDEA at the Hunter Angels Pitch Event as part of the Hunter Innovation Festival. YBMA winners’ work will also be showcased at the festival.

With representatives from sectors including Modern Manufacturing, Health Care, Circular Economy, Clean Technology, Emerging Technology, Defence, Finance and Investment, Research and Education, and Government in attendance at the festival, it provides students with a unique opportunity to learn, network and engage in a way that can provide insight, inspiration and a springboard into a future fit career within the innovation space.

“We’re eager to see the creative and innovative projects that participants will bring to the table,” said Ryan. “Let’s make this year’s awards a resounding success!”

Keep your eyes peeled over the coming few weeks for new online resources to inspire BIG IDEAS and don’t forget that registrations are open until May 31st with completed projects due on September 3.

** Let’s innovate and inspire together! **

HYBMA 2023

Career Pathways with Ampcontrol – Gold Sponsor

Innovation is embedded into the DNA of Ampcontrol, and we’re committed to empowering the next generation to challenge the future of energy through sponsoring the Hunter Young Business Mind Awards.

Ampcontrol creates energy solutions of scale using innovation partnerships, our smart people and our advanced Australian manufacturing capabilities. Our vision is to lead the global energy revolution and make net zero a reality.

Every day, the world-first innovations from Ampcontrol help and support customers in all industries to decarbonise. With a proven track record of over half a century of developing custom energy solutions, we’re trusted by customers worldwide to future-proof their business.

We recognise that the energy sector is changing, progressing into renewable sources such as battery/electric, hydrogen and solar to reduce our carbon footprint. With these advancements comes a wealth of jobs and opportunities to make a real impact in the movement towards net zero.

Your unique talents, expertise and insights could play a pivotal role in helping us lead the global energy revolution. If you’re an innovator, thought leader, or someone who is up for challenging the status quo, we want to hear from you.

To make it even easier, here are the three avenues you can choose from:

  1. SCHOOL LEAVERS: From work placements through to traineeships, we provide hands-on learning opportunities for aspiring electricians, electronic technicians, fabricators, and mechanical fitters.
  2. UNIVERSITY GRADUATES: We offer multiple avenues for university undergraduates and recent graduates to gain valuable experience in energy, infrastructure and resource sectors, from Work Integrated Learning and Industrial Placements through to our Graduate Pathways and Graduate Program
  3. APPRENTICE PROGRAMS: Combining study and work experience, our apprentice programs are available in trades such as Electrotechnology, Fabrication, Electronics, Electrical Fitting and Mechanical Fitting and Engineering – Mechanical.

Find out more about our range of career pathways into Ampcontrol and discover how you can play a part in revolutionising industry. ????