18 Feb 2022

IDEAS FOR IMPACT is a 12 hour hackathon designed to find new ideas to solve the world’s biggest problems. 

The title for  IDEAS FOR IMPACT this Spring 2022 is  MORE ACTIVE MORE ALIVE and it’s all about finding innovative ways to remove the obstacles to physical activity and to encourage everybody to become more active and more alive.
If selected to participate, you’ll work on a small team with students from different areas of study and diverse backgrounds and will receive the support of experienced innovation and entrepreneurship mentors. You’ll have 12 hours to develop an innovative idea that can significantly change how people participate in physical activity in Ireland, improving their health and wellbeing and enhancing their quality of life. And you’ll have the chance to pitch your idea to a panel of experts. The best ideas will win an award and a cash prize.
IDEAS FOR IMPACT is open to all  UCC undergraduate and post graduate students from all four colleges. All you need is an open mind, an interest in getting involved and a passion to make a difference. And you don’t have to be interested in sports and physical activity.
We’ll kick off with an introductory breakfast at 08.00 and finish with live pitches at 19.00. Along the way we’ll set the challenge, provide advice on creative thinking, business model development, team working and pitching skills, and have expert mentors on hand to help you develop your ideas. And we’ll even include lunch and dinner.
WHERE: The Digital Arts & Humanities Innovation Space, 4th Floor Food Science Building, UCC
WHEN: Fri 11 Mar 2022 – 08.00 to 20.00
Deadline to express interest is 7th March 2022. 
IDEAS FOR IMPACT is brought to you by IGNITE and SD@UCC.
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