You’re going to want to read this, because we’re looking for someone just like you.
Do you like competing to win prize money? What about giving back to society, particularly older adults? Maybe learning, growing professionally, networking and having fun?
Then Go Studio Innovation Jam is an inclusive, collaborative competition you don’t want to miss. This virtual hackathon event takes place from March 26 – April 23, 2021. Oh, and it’s free.
The Challenge Statement: How might we help older adults stay in their homes longer while maintaining their independence in a safer, healthier, and more cost-effective way.
What does this really mean? As we get older, life can become more challenging, from standing on our own, to getting around town, to staying in touch with family and friends. So, we’re calling on participants to use emerging technology to develop ideas that lead to long-term solutions for ageing in place.
Want to know more about what an Innovation Jam is? Check out the FAQ.
The ageing process creates physical, mental and social challenges. The older we get; the more health issues crop up. Some are sudden and unexpected, some are chronic. We lose mobility. We retire and must adjust to a fixed income. We become more socially isolated. All the while, we have to maintain our bodies, minds, and homes while we age-in-place.
With the right technology we can improve quality of life and that’s why we’re hosting this Innovation Jam. It’s an open call for solutions to common issues older adults face.
Everybody who is interested in sharing and prototyping ideas that could help older generations with greater physical, mental and financial independence is more than qualified.
Who is the ideal participant? Anyone.
- Creatives | Designers
- Engineers | Techies | Developers
You just need to be located in the United States or Canada and have access to the Internet. That’s it. Easy enough? Participants are encouraged to enter in teams of 3-5, but solo competitors are welcome, too!
Do good. Win big. It’s as simple as that.
We can’t wait to see all the great solutions you’ll come up with, and we’re more excited to share some great prizes with the winners. We’ve got cash prizes for the ideas that take first, second and third place. In addition, there’s a prize for viewers' choice – so come prepared to wow both the judges and the audience.
The winning teams will receive: