Marr College Newsletter 04 - Page 10

Issue Number 04 | November 2019 #DigiInventors Challenge Winners! within the Digital Health & Care sector in Scotland. For more information click on their logo or access Twitter: @MarrBusiness or @DigiInventors. Our S3 #DigiInventors Challenge winners, ‘Shake it Up’, received some exciting news at the start of the new school year about the development of their app. After winning the competition last year, Olivia, Caitlin and Grace met with app developers at SwarmOnline in Glasgow to plan and design their app. The app is called ‘Shake it Up’ and aims to allow students to pre- order their lunch using their mobile phone, it also allocates house points based on healthy choices made by students about their meal. Micro Tyco – Innovate This year the Business Department are launching ‘Micro Tyco Innovate’ with the S3 Social Enterprise classes. The students will be split into teams and must create a business idea which will contribute towards one or more of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Some of the ideas from the teams so far include an app which allows people to locate their nearest bin/recycling area to reduce littering and a pop- up café to allow work experience for the unemployed. The final ideas will be sent to Micro Tyco at the end of November and if successful our teams will be asked to compete in a regional final – good luck to all involved! SwarmOnline have since been in touch with a clickable prototype of the winning app! The team were delighted to see their idea come to life. The team have been invited to attend a pre-conference reception and awards ceremony this month in the DHI Demonstration & Simulation Environment (University of Strathclyde, Technology & Innovation Building). The event is to celebrate the winners and will provide a networking opportunity with some of the conference speakers, including international speakers and guests along with key influencers and decision makers 9