PA Consulting's latest Raspberry Pi competition is challenging young entrants to invent something that will help people live healthier lives.
PA's Raspberry Pi competition - using innovation to improve people's health and wellbeing
The scope for innovation is huge and gives entrants the opportunity to work on something they are really passionate about - anything from a system to streamline a major hospital’s processes and make it more efficient, to an ingenious health and fitness programme tailored to an individual’s needs.
Wearable technology is another area that has the potential to transform healthcare – whether encouraging healthier behaviour, ensuring better interventions or driving more successful treatment. Entrants could, for example, invent a wearable device that ensures patients take their medication on time.
The Raspberry Pi – a low-cost, credit-card-size computer – was launched to stimulate interest in programming.
PA Consulting says: "We think it’s an exceptional initiative which aligns with many of our values and strengths as a firm, and we want to encourage people to innovate using the platform. We will be giving away Raspberry Pi starter kits worth £75 to the first 100 entrants."
The competition is open to the following categories:
- PA’s Primary School Award: academic years 4-6
- PA’s Secondary School Award: academic years 7-11
- PA’s Sixth Form and College Award: academic years 12-13
PA’s Young Entrepreneur Award: open to all of those enrolled on a full-time university course
- The winners of each School category will receive £1,000
- The winner of the University category will receive £1,000
The closing date to submit a project is 16 February 2015.
Complete the form here to find out more about the competition and register your interest.
See the winners of the PA 2014 Raspberry Pi-making competition:
PA Consulting Group is an innovation and transformation consultancy. We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future in a technology-driven world.