Will you do whatever it takes to inspire Scotland’s young people to get and keep active, improve their physical and mental health and happiness?
The #DigiInventorsChallenge, in association with Glasgow Warriors and the Digital Health & Care Institute (DHI) is on a mission to find smart new ways to help Scotland’s young people keep active, staying healthy and happy, now and in the future.
We want you to help reverse the trends that have led to young Scots being rated as having one of lowest activity levels in the world.
With your help, we can change the habits that are setting Scotland up for a lifetime of ill health.
The #DigiInventorsChallenge takes place between January and April 2020, with an awards presentation to take place in November as part of the Digital Health & Care Week 2020.
In teams of four (supported by at least one adult mentor, over the age of 21), we want you to develop an idea that empowers Scotland’s young people to participate in the active management of their health, fitness and wellbeing, using digital technology.
We’ve all heard of apps that analyse diet and mood, watches that monitor heart rates and games that promote exercise. What new idea can you come up with?
Submit your idea and, hopefully, you’ll get shortlisted to attend our 2-day bootcamp to learn about digital health and care, develop entrepreneurship, business and technical skills and understand future career routes.
Along the way, you’ll be supported by the Glasgow Warriors as you tackle the challenges of developing a business plan as you drive forward your idea before finishing with a presentation to our panel of expert judges.
Everything you need to know to enter is found here. Please make sure that you read and understand all the information, to give yourself the best chance of being shortlisted for bootcamp!
A team from Marr College won the 2019 Challenge . Their idea ‘Shake It Up’ is an app that allows users to pre-order school lunches using their mobile phones. Their app will be linked with their school’s ordering system and pupil’s Young Scot Cards - allowing young people to earn points and prizes for selecting healthy meals at lunchtime. They hope this will encourage other pupil’s to make healthier choices.
Pupils from St Maurice’s High School in Cumbernauld won the 2018 Challenge. Their idea Fakeaway, is a healthy lifestyle application and social enterprise aiming to educate and promote the importance of healthy eating to young people.The app aims to show show healthy alternatives to takeaways, while providing a weekly shopping list, tailored to the personal budget and dietary requirements of the user.