Winning ideas at the Intel / Lions Ideation Camp Final

  • Last Saturday, April 20th, Intel Ireland, in collaboration with the Lions Club Ireland hosted the  Intel Youth Enterprise Ideation Camp Final.
  • The final event was the culmination of 14 different camps which took place at Lions Clubs across Ireland in which more than 1500 students took part.
  • The winning team was from Kilcullen, Cross and Passion College with their project entitled Bete-It which is a portable diabetes monitor which has a regency glucose supply which is discretely attached to the back of an iPhone case.

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Last Saturday, April 20th, Intel Ireland, in collaboration with the Lions Club Ireland hosted the Intel Youth Enterprise Ideation Camp Final. The final event, which took place at the Intel campus in Leixlip, Co. Kildare, was the culmination of 14 different camps which took place at Lions Clubs across Ireland in which more than 1500 students took part. The two day training camps, which have been taking place over the past 12 months, are designed to educate transition year students in the art of ideation, entrepreneurship and customer driven innovation.

As part of the Youth Enterprise program Intel has developed a curriculum based on best in class theory and practice related to innovation and ideation. The curriculum has been condensed into an interactive hands-on practical experience where the participants are in charge of their own learning. The curriculum has then been delivered by Lion’s Club across Ireland working in conjunction with secondary schools.

Each of the 14 nationwide Ideation Camps selected winning projects which went on to compete at the National Final where the participating students took part in facilitated sessions designed to help them bring their projects from ideation to reality before pitching their individual projects to a panel of judges.

The 5 minute pitches of the various business and social enterprise ventures were made to the judging panel which included Tony Phelan and Lisa Harlow from Intel Ireland, Paul Mooney from the Lions Club Ireland and Geraldine Lavin from the DCU Ryan Academy.

After a long and difficult deliberation the judges selected the winning project which was from Kilcullen, Cross and Passion College. The topic of the student project was Teenage Health and the project itself was entitled Bete-It which is a portable diabetes monitor which has a regency glucose supply which is discretely attached to the back of an iPhone case.

The 6 members of the winning team will now have the chance to participate in the Intel Global Challenge which is taking place at UC Berkeley in California later this year. The Intel Global Challenge brings together the best engineers and scientists to present how they plan to make the world a better place through their innovations and entrepreneurial skills. The Intel Global Challenge partners with the best research institutions around the world and affiliates with regional business plan competitions to find the technologies and teams that can have the greatest impact.

Speaking at the Ideation Camp Final, Lions Club Youth Innovation Officer and leader of the Tullamore Lions Club, Paul Bell, said “The Ideation Camp has proven to be a fantastic success story for Lions in Ireland. It has given clubs a great connection with the youth in our areas. The students really love the camp and they are finding it really beneficial in giving them the skills they need to be the innovators and business people of the future. The ideation camp is 2 days that the students will never forget and we intend to scale it out to many more Lions Clubs in the coming years”.

Also speaking at the event was Program Coordinator Stephen McGuirk from Intel Ireland who added “Through immersing themselves in this interactive learning experience these transition year students will have the ability to improve their creative capacity and learn how to identify problems and build ideas into tangible concepts, prototypes and ventures that can be progressed and commercialised. We were delighted with the standard of work on display at the final event and with the enthusiasm and passion with which each of the students pitched their ideas”.

The participating teams at the Ideation Camp Final were as follows:

•    Kinsale Lions – Independence for Elderly People

•    Wexford Lions – Obesity and Bullying

•    Athlone Lions – Education

•    Portmarnock Lions – Isolation in the Elderly

•    Carrickmacross Lions – Water Resources

•    Tullamore Lions – Health and Fitness and Education (2 groups)

•    Thurles Lions – Local Tourism

•    Ashbourne Lions – Self-Harm

•    Galway Lions – Increasing the numbers of young people volunteering in Lions Clubs/ Engaging in Lionism

•    Kilcullen Lions – Helping Teenagers maintain physical health

•    Skibereen Lions – Cyber-Safety

The Youth Enterprise Ideation Camp initiative is part of Intel’s policy of promoting entrepreneurship and innovation which are fundamental drivers of sustainable growth.

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Winning students Godwin O’ Jalagna, Caoimhe O Fearghail,Bevan Murray

Aaron McLoughlin Sutherland, Wayne Donohoe

and Robyn Kenny are pictured at the Ideation Camp Final

Further images from the event can be found here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/intel_irl/sets/72157633307211753/

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