Trinity is once again calling on the College community to vote in the 2020 Provost’s Innovation Challenge @ Tangent. The Challenge is an annual event encouraging Trinity students to be independent thinkers who will make a real world impact through this exciting initiative.
Each year, the initiative begins with the Provost setting a number of societal problems for the college community – students, staff, and alumni - to vote on. The voting for this year’s Challenge will close on December 15 2019 – so please have your say today.
The winning problem, based on the votes gathered, will be announced in Hilary Term, with a call for students to begin to explore the problem outlined and to identify and offer real-world solutions. Students can get involved in the challenge as a team (4-5 people) or as an individual, and the winning solution will be awarded a place on LaunchBox, Tangent’s Student Accelerator, to progress their idea.
Last year, the Trinity community voted for Homelessness, and our Hacking Homelessness event so over 50 students coming up with 8 potential solutions to the Dublin homeless crisis. Two teams from the Challenge took part in LaunchBox 2019: Aquahomes, a rapid housing solution that upcycles decommissioned rescue boats into homes for single people and couples; and Way Home, a solution to the decrease in donations to the homeless our increasingly cashless society has wrought. Aquahomes came third overall on LaunchBox Demo Day.
A video on the 2019 Provost’s Innovation Challenge at Tangent can be found here.
To have your say, vote here.