Nesta launched Innovation Competition for young people aged 11-16

02 Feb, 17 by Kevin O'Malley

The Longitude Explorer Prize is a youth-focused challenge for secondary school pupils aged 11-16, which aims to provide a practical education opportunity focused on developing science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) skills through the mechanism of an award.

The prize is awarded to the best web-enabled technology designed to help improve health and wellbeing in the UK.

Teams from secondary schools around the UK are eligible to submit their ideas until Friday 3 March 2017. Around 10 finalists will be shortlisted and supported by IBM to turn their idea into reality. Winners will be announced before the end of school summer term 2017, with a first place prize of £10,000 and two runner-up prizes of £1,000.

More information is available on the competition website.