Secondary schools have until 3rd March to enter this year’s Nesta Longitude Explorer Prize, which offers a top prize of £10,000.
The Longitude Explorer Prize competition challenges students aged 11-16 to come up with an idea of how the Internet of Things (a concept where internet-connected devices generate data with limited human input, using sensors and other electronics) could tackle a health and wellbeing issue. The competition is particularly interested in ideas that tackle childhood obesity, physical activity, mental health and pollution.
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Pupils must submit an outline of their idea by the closing date. IBM will support the finalists in developing a prototype of their idea using its cognitive technology Watson for a June deadline, with the winning school receiving £10,000 to support STEM programmes. There will also be two runner-up prizes of £1,000 each and individual prizes for students.
Information on how to enter as well as resources for schools are available from the competition site.
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