2nd February deadline to join Care innovation Challenge


Posted on January 11th, by geoff in Caring Times. Comments Off on 2nd February deadline to join Care innovation Challenge

Students have until Friday, February 2nd to apply to enter the Care Innovation Challenge, which takes place at the Oomph! Wellness HQ in Wimbledon on February 17th and 18th where teams from across the country will spend two days of intensive ideas generation, development and prototyping.

Teams must consist of two or three people, made up of students (undergrad, postgrad) or graduates who are one year post-graduation. The competition is open to students from all faculties and disciplines and teams do not need to be focused on technology. The competition is also open to any other individuals (non-students) with an idea for the care sector to apply as a team.

The Care Innovation Challenge has been created in response to the growing challenges and mounting pressure on the care sector, the aim being to work with creative and entrepreneurial individuals and teams to tackle some of the biggest problems facing the sector.

All teams will present to judges from the care sector on the Sunday afternoon, where the top five teams will be supported with four intense weeks of mentoring and funding to test and trial their project and newly forming business.

Starting with 12 teams the weekend will end with teams presenting their projects to a judging panel of industry experts. Five 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.





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