Our #DigiinventorsChallenge 2020 has now closed.

Keep your eyes peeled as we look forward to welcoming you all back for our 2021 competition!

#DigiInventorsChallenge in association with Glasgow Warriors

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 Innovation Centre (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 and concludes with a Bootcamp and judge’s presentation.

We host an awards presentation as part of the Digifest, Digital Health & Care Week Conference, which takes place in November or December.

Key dates

  • January 2021 #DigiInventorsChallenge 2021 applications open
  • February 2021 Application deadline
  • February 2021 Shortlisted teams will be announced
  • March 2021 2-day #DigiInventorsChallenge boot camp and judge’s presentations
  • April 2021 Winners announced
  • November 2021 Award presentation

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 be 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 to drive forward your idea before finishing with a presentation to our panel of expert judges.

Why should I enter it?

Challenge goodie bag

Make it to bootcamp and you will receive your own #DigiInventors Challenge goodie bag.

Funding

The winning team will receive £1500 investment to help transform their winning idea and prototype into a real solution

Tech prizes

Each member of the winning team will be given some fantastic tech prizes

How to get involved

  • Select your teammates
  • 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 Champions
Glasgow Warriors are delighted to partner with the Digital Health & Care Innovation Centre and support their #DigiInventorsChallenge. It is great for us to align with an organisation that is focused on making a positive impact on Scotland’s people and their communities through digital heath and care.

Nathan Bombrys

Managing Director, Glasgow Warriors

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