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#DigiInventorsChallenge Bootcamp

Thursday, September 20, 2018
Grant Reilly

Our #DigiInventorsChallenge 2018 boot camp in association with Andy Murray took place on Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th September in the Technology and Information Centre, at the University of Strathclyde.

We welcomed four finalist teams from across Scotland:

  1. Alford Academy Code and Robotics Group and their idea “FitLike!”
  2. Arbroath High School and their idea “Infinite Loop”
  3. St Maurice's High School and their idea “Fakeaway”
  4. British Youth IT College and their idea “Young Scots Keep Active”

All the teams enthusiastically engaged our partners, interacted in our masterclasses, chatted with our experts and developed their ideas into inspirational and detailed presentations for our panel of judges.

It was a fantastic 2 days, which showcased some of Scotland’s top young people, who have already highlighted their entrepreneurial skills and will hopefully become the digital technology leaders of the future.

Now their hard work is over we will be sharing their videos and presentations with our judges before the winner is announced on the 01 November 2018.

Events like this are an exciting element of our work and would not happen without the help of our supporters. DHI would like to take this opportunity to thank:

  • Our ambassador, Andy Murray, for his vision, support and desire to work with DHI on this exciting project to create a fitter, healthier and happier future for Scotland's young people.
  • Our hosts - Conferencing & Events at the Technology & Innovation Centre and The University of Strathclyde for your hospitality and a truly #fantastic venue.
  • Our partners for donating their time and expertise – The Scottish Institute for Enterprise, Aberlour, SwarmOnline, Skills Development Scotland, TEDxGlasgow, Young Enterprise Scotland and Young Scot.
  • Our judges for donating their time, expertise, questions and their feedback - Steven Grier from Microsoft Scotland, SallyAnn Kelly from Aberlour, Pauline Houston from TEDxGlasgow, Dr Susie Mitchell from Glasgow City of Science and Robert Doherty from SwarmOnline.
  • Our team of staff who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make an event like this happen – Stuart Deed, Miriam Fisher, Ciaran Morrison, Søren Lange Nielsen and Grant Reilly.
  • But most importantly to our finalists, for their passion and commitment to make a positive impact to society - Alford Academy Code and Robotics Group, Arbroath High School, St Maurice's High School and British Youth IT College.

Boot camp may be over for 2018 but keep your eyes peeled for our #DigiInventorsChallenge winner which will be announced on Thursday 01 November 2018.