Kent is hosting an Innovation Day open to anyone with a good idea to improve their neighbourhood with technology.
The Innovation Day, on Saturday 29 November, is a culmination of the ‘Embrace Your Space’ challenge, run by the Kent Connects partnership and co-sponsored by the University of Kent. The challenge has already caught the imagination of local people and University students, who have posted over 100 ideas onto the Transformed by You website
During the Innovation Day at Woolf College from 9.30am to 4.30pm, everyone interested in the challenge is invited to come together and bring their ideas to life. All ideas will be presented to a panel of judges and an overall winner will be announced at the event. The winner will be given the support they need to develop and launch their idea.
Entry to the day is free and lunch and refreshments will be provided. People can sign up now at http://bit.ly/transformedbyu .
Professor Simon Thompson, from the School of Computing, explained: ‘We have chosen to sponsor Embrace your Space in the School of Computing for three reasons. Firstly, we are pleased to make a contribution to the wider Canterbury and Kent community by supporting technology-based innovations that are set to enhance people’s experience of public spaces. Secondly, our first year students in computer science are benefiting from the competition by working on projects alongside the formal competition. Finally, this is part of a wider collaboration with public sector IT organisations under which our students take sandwich placements and staff deliver ‘masterclasses’ to members of the Kent Connects partnership.’