Applications and Software

Inspiring Young Innovators Across the UK

Maddy Kavanagh, Amazon Longitude Explorer Prize Programme Manager, Nesta Challenges, talks about how a competition encourages young innovators to apply STEM knowledge to develop tech solutions to the world’s biggest challenges
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Team Avalanche, Isleworth & Syon School, creators of Mission Memory, an app for people with dementia

The Amazon Longitude Explorer Prize, delivered by Nesta Challenges, was set up to address the lack of diversity in STEM industries. The prize provides people of all backgrounds with an introduction to the of entrepreneurship in STEM, irrespective of gender, race, or disability. It challenges bright young minds to put their passion for science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) to the test. By pairing classroom STEM learning with entrepreneurial skills, the prize encourages young innovators aged 11-16 to turn their ideas into reality.

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