8 November, 2017: Sopra Steria was delighted to be an active sponsor of the #DigiInventorsChallenge 2017 in association with Andy Murray and the Digital Health & Care Institute which was open to teenagers across Scotland who competed to develop a new invention that will transform health, fitness and wellbeing amongst the nation’s young people using technology.
In their release today, DHI confirms that the winners announced at last night's 'Andy Murray Live' charity tennis match were Park Mains High School, Erskine - whose app 'Enpower Fitness' encourages young people and their families to enjoy healthy living at home. The school receives £2,000 cash, new personal tech and the opportunity to have their idea made into a reality.
Sopra Steria was the sponsor of #DigiInventorsChallenge 2017 and part of the judging team earlier this year who reduced the entries to a list of six finalist teams. We then worked with these teams at the #DigiInventorsBootcamp in September helping to run master classes and digital workshops so they could learn the skills to hone their ideas before giving a 'dragons den-style' presentation to a panel of judges.
Sopra Steria will act as technical supporters as Park Mains take their idea forward.
During the winner announcement, which took place after Andy’s match with Roger Federer, the tennis star also launched the next #DigiInventorsChallenge, which is now accepting registrations for 2018.
See our previous news and blogs from Morag Taylor and Emily Walters about #DigiInventorsChallenge 2017
Watch DigiInventors' video about the programme on YouTube.