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Grant Reilly


22nd August 2023


Welcome to the #DigiInventors Challenge Secondary School Edition!

Calling all creative minds! Get ready to unleash your entrepreneurial spirit and dive into the world of digital innovation. Let us spark your imagination, equip you with valuable digital skills, and open doors to exciting careers in the digital health and care sector.

The Digital Health & Care Innovation Centre is delighted to announce the #DigiInventors Challenge 2023 Secondary School Edition, an exceptional learning opportunity for creative young minds to shine, is now live and open to all Secondary school pupils across Scotland and the UAE.

🚀 Discover the #DigiInventors Challenge 🚀

The Challenge is now entering its seventh year and is delivered by the Digital Health & Care Innovation Centre in partnership with dressCode, City of Glasgow College, The Scottish Tech Army, and Heriot-Watt University in Dubai.

The aim is to inspire and empower young people to identify and develop entrepreneurial and digital skills while raising awareness of career opportunities in the digital health and care sector.

We've produced a suite of learning and teaching resources to be used in the classroom to develop initial ideas and thinking. Successful shortlisted teams will then get access to a new range of video resources before embarking on an exciting 2-day boot camp to refine their ideas and gain insights from expert-led sessions. The journey concludes with a grand final where they'll present their brilliant ideas to our panel of esteemed judges.

📆 Mark Your Calendar! 📆

  • 21 August 2023: Applications open in Scotland and the UAE
  • 13 October 2023: Application submission deadline
  • 16-27 October 2023: Shortlisting
  • 31 October 2023: Shortlisted finalist teams announced
  • 01-19 November 2023: Idea development using teaching materials before boot camp
  • 21-21 November 2023: Boot camp (two half-days)
  • 05 December 2023: Final presentations to our panel of judges (half-day)
  • 14 December 2023: Scottish and UAE winners announced
  • 22 February 2024: Award presentations and prizegiving (Scotland)
  • TBC: Award presentations and prizegiving (UAE)

🏆 Why Enter? 🏆

  • Potential to identify real problems and digital solutions to impact the health of Scotland's and UAE's youth
  • Boot camp participants will receive an exclusive #DigiInventors Challenge goodie bag
  • Winners will walk away with awesome tech prizes, certificates, and a trophy for your school!

🧠 This Year's Challenge Question 🧠

Develop a digital health and care solution that utilises SMART Technology to support young people's mental health and well-being, particularly in dealing with peer pressure or bullying. Extra points are up for grabs if their idea positively impacts the environment and aligns with efforts to reach net carbon zero.

🛼 Ready to Roll? 🛼

  • Form a team (must be mixed M/F participants, up to 4 members, plus a mentor)
  • Participate in our classroom teaching and answer the question(s) above
  • Design and submit your idea
  • Hopefully, you'll be joining us for boot camp and our final before becoming the #DigiInventors Challenge Champions 2023

Learn more and get involved

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