5th & 6th September 2018
Join us on Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th September for the first ever Humber Care Tech Challenge!
Click here to enter the competition as a team or individual.
Please note you will be redirected to the Bridlington Spa Box Office.
Councils and the NHS are spending more and more each year supporting vulnerable residents and patients in their homes. It is more important than ever to deliver health and social care efficiently and to make it easier for vulnerable people to get the help they need.
The Humber Care Tech Challenge is an exciting opportunity for participants to develop yet to be imagined technology solutions which will help to make the home a safe and proactive part of health and social care.
The winning teams will also receive support from mentors at Amazon, the East Riding of Yorkshire Council and the University of Hull to help turn their ideas into real products and make a difference in the Humber region and beyond!
A Visioning Day will be taking place at the University of Hull on 31 July where subject matter experts will talk about the day to day challenges in care that could be addressed through innovative technology solutions. Amazon are also hosting an “art of the possible” session, where you can find out about current and upcoming technologies. This is also a great opportunity to meet other contestants and discuss ideas.
To register for a free place at the Visioning Day, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who can participate?
Anyone over the age of 18 can enter. The competition is open to beginner or veteran developers, designers and entrepreneurs. Students and businesses are also welcome!
Don’t worry if you’re a beginner, there will be subject matter experts from the care and technology industries on hand to help you during the event.
Where is the event?
The event will be held in the popular Bridlington Spa, which stands proudly overlooking the beaches and harbour. The perfect environment to create some new ideas and have some fun along the way!
Great, count me in! How do I enter?
To enter, please click here to visit Bridlington Spa Box Office or click the button at the top of the page. Entries close at 12pm on Friday 31 August, however, there are a limited number of tickets available so enter as soon as you can to make sure you secure your place.
How much do tickets cost?
It’s just £5 per ticket. Once you are here, you won’t have to spend a penny. We will provide your meals and drinks for free as well as high performance WiFi, power, a bunch of great resources and a relaxed workspace so you can focus on creating new and interesting ideas!
How many people should there be per team?
There can be up to 5 people per team.
What if I don’t have a team?
No need to worry! Part of the fun of the event is the opportunity to meet new people. We will have some time at the beginning of the event to help match people up to form new teams.
Is there a prize?
Yes, of course! There will be prizes for the winning concept on Day 1 and for the best prototype on Day 2.
The prizes will include support from mentors at Amazon, the East Riding of Yorkshire Council and the University of Hull to help turn the winning team’s concept into reality and take it to market. The winners will also take home the Humber Care Tech trophy! More details about the prizes will be announced in the run-up to the event.
As well as the winners’ prizes, each team will have the opportunity to meet industry experts, build their CVs, work with new technologies and learn new skills.
How will the judging work?
At the end of each day, the judges will walk around the room and talk to each team. The teams will have a short window to pitch their idea, and then the judges will have a discussion to pick their winner!
What are the timings?
Registration for the event is between 9am and 9:30am on Wednesday 5th September and the competition will kick off at 10am. The competition will finish around 6pm on Thursday 6th September after the final winner has been announced. A full schedule will be published in the run-up to the event.
Are there any terms and conditions?
Yes, these will be published in the near future.
What shall I bring?
Make sure you bring a laptop (not forgetting your chargers) and any other gadgets you might use for developing your concept. Other than that we’ve got you covered!
What if I have more questions?
We are happy to answer any questions you may have, just email us at email@example.com.
There is also a Visioning Day taking place on 31 July where you can find out more about the event (please see above for details).