The #DigiInventorsChallenge has come to a close for 2019.
Our winners for this year were Marr College and their idea “Shake It Up”. They are currently working with our partners at Swarm Online to develop a prototype of their idea and will be presenting it in more detail later in 2019.
We’re working hard in the background to make our #DigiInventorsChallenge 2020 even bigger and better.
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The #DigiInventorsChallenge, in association with the Digital Health & Care Institute 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 play a part in helping 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.
In teams of four to six, supported by at least one adult mentor (over the age of 21), we want you to develop an idea that will help young people 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?
Mentors should submit their teams application to the challenge here. Applicants should make sure they follow the challenge rules. To make sure that applications contain the right information for our judges applicants should use the challenges application guide to help develop their idea. The challenge Privacy Notice details how we will protect and use any information we receive.
Take a look at the resources from the #DigiInventors Challenge 2019 to get an idea of what to expect from the bootcamp or to find more information on the challenge.
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.
The 2017 winner’s idea was to create a unique school app ‘Health Buzz’ to target primary school students. The app aimed to promote health, fitness and wellbeing, through competitive exercise-based challenges. Competitions could be set between pupils, classes, other schools and even families at home, with results and rewards being presented through an Olympic Medal style system.