14th October 14
The #UnitedApp2015 competition is open to students in more than fifty United Learning secondary schools across the country. The initiative encourages teenagers to be inventive, to push boundaries and to make an impact.
The aspiring app designers welcomed David Harkin, CEO of 7billionideas, an award-winning company that aims to connect people through promoting innovative and creative ideas. He challenged the students to generate an educational app idea that contributes to learning.
The 10 finalists will have the chance to discuss their app ideas with industry experts at an exciting finals day in January at Xero.com, an accounting software company.
Dominic Norrish, Group Director of Technology at United Learning, also attended the event.
He said: “The United App 2015 project is a fantastic opportunity for students from across the Group to work with inspiring entrepreneurs and app designers in a collaborative and creative way. It’s the people with the best understanding of the problems who come up with the innovations of tomorrow. That’s as true of education as any other sector, so I’m really excited to see what the collective brains of Year 9 can imagine!”