5th & 6th September 2018
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.
We are going to have technical experts from Amazon and Principal ICT Business Analysts from East Riding of Yorkshire Council at the event to help you refine and develop your ideas.
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!
At the end of July we held a Visioning Day for the competition at which subject matter experts (SMEs) were asked to identify ideas and challenges. You can find all their responses and lots of ideas to get you started. Take look here:
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.
If you are entering as a team, please be aware each member of the team will need a ticket.
How much do tickets cost?
It’s just £5 per ticket per team member. 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 solution 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.
If my team wins, how much help will we get to turn our idea into a real life solution that can be put to market?
A bespoke support package will be provided to the winning team consisting of a mentoring service led by Amazon Web Services (AWS), and supported by the University of Hull, the four regional NHS CCGs (Clinical Commissioning Groups), C4Di and the East Riding of Yorkshire Council, that will enable feasible ideas to be turned into a real life solution that can be put to market. Depending on the winning team’s circumstances, there may also be an opportunity to help the teams bid for external funding.
This will give the winning team an exciting, unique opportunity to work with AWS, the East Riding of Yorkshire Council, the University of Hull, C4Di and the NHS CCGs across the region.
Through the various relationships the organisations have, the winning team can be put into contact with investors and open doors to help take your ideas to the next level, turning the idea into a viable business solution.
How would procurement work if there are opportunities at the end of the competition?
The aim of this event is to find solutions to the problems presented. The mentoring service will be as committed as you are, working extremely hard to get these solutions to real life use, within the constraints of our working environment.
Do we have any kind of infrastructure in place to take an idea forward after the competition?
The winning team will be provided with credits from AWS to develop their solution further. The mentoring service will also provide further technical support.
The mentoring service may connect you with one of our partners to take your ideas forward. The aim is to build a workflow that can take these ideas and realise their full potential both for this and future events.
Is there anything to stop someone else implementing my ideas?
The IP remains with the team members.
The teams own their ideas.
We want the winning team to be successful.
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 provided to participants in the run-up to the event.
Are there any terms and conditions?
Yes, you can read them here.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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).