Let me to share with you the InnoApps Challenge, which encourages young people to develop innovative mobile apps. In my opinion it will be a great opportunity for your students to learn, network and win.
The InnoApps Hackathon, officially launched at the European Youth Event in the European Parliament in Strasbourg on 10 May, builds on last year’s highly successful competition to provide a cross-continental bridge for young people to collaborate, share ideas and jointly create mobile apps that address today’s pressing societal challenges. This year’s edition of InnoApps will see young people teaming up to jointly create innovative mobile apps for smart cities of the future.
The competition is designed around a collaborative work environment with built-in tools and support – during the virtual collaboration phase and the Brussels-based hackathon, the developers will benefit from extensive technical education, training and mentoring, online and offline. The winners will divide 35000 EUR, which they can use for finalizing their apps into market-ready – while they fully keep the ownership of their apps.
The InnoApps Challenge runs in several phases, the deadline for submitting the individual application form is on 9 November. The selected finalists will be invited to all-expenses paid hackathon in Brussels in early February 2014, which culminates in the live-pitching final on the last day of the hackathon.
This could be a good opportunity to the youth!