The Care Innovation Challenge is a competition to kick start new ideas and solutions for the care sector through inviting students from a range of disciplines to think broadly on ways to create positive change. The Care Innovation Challenge is open to everyone, but we are looking to work with more students.
We're inviting applications from teams of students to attend a 'hackathon' style weekend in London. This weekend will involve taking on some of the biggest challenges facing the care sector.
Students (undergrad, postgrad) and graduates who are 1 year post-graduation may apply. We are also open to any other individuals with an idea for the care sector to apply as a team. We recommend applying as multi-disciplined teams to include a range of skills sets and perspectives. A team must include 2-3 people, ideally from the same academic institution (but we are accepting individual person applications who will be formed in to teams). This competition is open to students from all faculties and disciplines and your team does not need to be focused on technology.
Starting with 12 teams the weekend will end with teams presenting their projects to a judging panel of industry experts. 5 teams with the highest quality ideas will be selected to go through to the next round of the Care Innovation Challenge. Each project will be awarded a £500 project fund, £100 personal prize for each member of the team and a experienced mentor.
Friday 2nd February, 2018
You must have submitted the application for your team which includes all team members
Monday 5th February, 2018
We will announce the twelve teams invited to take part in the Care Innovation Challenge
Monday 12th February 2018, 7:00pm
All teams invited to the challenge must join in the webinar to where the care sector problems and challenges they can select to tackle will be announced