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New Year, New Community Ambassadors, New #DigiInventorsChallenge 2020

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?

What is it?

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.

When is it?

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.

Key dates?

  • 24 January 2020 #DigiInventorsChallenge 2020 applications open
  • 21 February 2020 Application deadline
  • 28 February 2020 Shortlisted teams will be announced
  • 17-27 March 2020 2-day #DigiInventorsChallenge bootcamp
  • 03 April 2020 Winners announced

How do I enter?

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.

Why would I enter it?

  • Make it to bootcamp and you will receive your own #DigiInventorsChallenge goodie bag that will contain everything you need to develop and transform your idea into a potential solution
  • Meet and get support from the Glasgow Warriors
  • The winning team will receive £1500 investment to help transform their winning idea and prototype into a real solution
  • Each member of the winning team will be given some fantastic tech prizes (previous winners have received Microsoft Surface Go devices and a range of Apple products)

How to Get involved

  • Select your team-mates
  • Create and submit your idea
  • Show your passion as you defend your business case and showcase it to our judges
  • Respect your peers, their feedback and ideas
  • Inspire your community
  • Do whatever it takes to become #DigiInventorsChallenge winners 2020

Mentors should submit their team’s #DigiInventorsChallenge 2020 application by email to: info@digiinventors.com by Friday 21 February 2020