Applications open for ‘Design Your Future City’ 2024!

Design Your Future City’ is a free week-long programme for TY students offered by Academy of the Near Future, a collaboration between CONNECT, the SFI Research Centre for Future Networks headquartered at Trinity College Dublin and Dublin City Council.

This year they have partnered with The Digital Hub to scale the programme into the Smart D8 District. This years’ programme will explore how technology can support people to tackle health and well-being challenges. You will get a chance to reflect on these themes through creative hands-on workshops and create your own innovative idea to try and solve them.

Who can apply?

‘Design Your Future City’ is open to Transition Year students. This programme will be in the Dublin 8 area, we are particularly encouraging local students to apply, but we welcome all students who have the capacity to get to The Digital Hub during the week. This TY programme is for the curious and inexperienced. You don’t need to be familiar with technology, just enthusiastic about health and wellbeing innovation!

How to apply

Applications Open Now! Closes at 10pm on 15th December 2023. Successful participants will receive confirmation emails the following week. There are 20 places in total. To apply, students need to answer a few short questions and outline an idea for how technology could help solve a health and wellbeing challenge. Apply here

Highlights from the week include:

  • Interactive workshops bringing together art, design, and science where you will collaborate with others to solve problems
  • Experimenting with citizen science to explore the links between climate change and health and wellbeing
  • Meet the leading STEM, design, and healthcare innovation experts in the area

This unique innovation and mentorship programme is a fantastic way to build confidence, get creative, learn new skills and, most importantly, have fun. Check out the video below to see some footage from this year’s Design Your Future City Week.

Programme Date: Monday 26th February – Friday 1st March 2024

Location: The Bank at The Digital Hub, 85 James Street, The Digital Hub, Dublin 8, D08 C2PR

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