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Calling all young innovators! TCS Digital Innovators Competition!

2019’s Young Innovator of the Year competition

We’ve partnered with Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (TCS) for another year to launch our Young Innovator of the Year 2019 competition because we share the same beliefs about young people – beliefs we’re certain many of you reading this believe, too.

The competition

For this year’s Young Digital Innovator competition, we’re asking First News readers to find a problem and solve it with an innovation. More specifically, we’re asking readers to come up with an invention that can help older people live safer, happier and healthier lives.

They should start by thinking about a problem that an elderly person might face. They then need to come up with an innovation – with a digital element (it could connect to an app, website or computer, or their innovation could be an app or a website) – to solve it.

The winner of 2019’s Young Digital Innovator of the Year competition will win a MacBook laptop plus a 3D printer for their school. (All students under 16 years of age are eligible to enter.)

Download entry information and Education Pack

Education Pack

This competition and this corresponding Education Pack is about encouraging KS2 and KS3 students to identify problems (big or small) and use innovation to solve those problems; establishing the building blocks behind the brains that will shape the future.

The education pack includes:

  • three case studies of TCS innovations that have gone on to help older people/those in need
  • an interview with the CEO of Age UK Camden, Nikki Morris to help students identify the immediate needs of the elderly
  • activities to develop students’ understanding of the innovation process

The Education Pack is intended to help students focus their innovation ideas, and to enable teachers to integrate the competition into Computing, PSHE or DT lessons. It is suitable for KS2 and KS3.