We are proud to be one of Technovation’s Regional Ambassadors, which comprises a global cohort of over 110 organizers from around the world. We have been delivering the Technovation curriculum in Ireland since 2017! (And as a bonus Teen-Turn sessions count toward Gaisce!)
Technovation Girls equips young women ages 10- 18 with the skills to become tech entrepreneurs and leaders. With the support of volunteer mentors, girls work in teams to code mobile apps that address real-world problems they’ve identified.
The FREE curriculum also challenges girls to build a business plan that can bring their app to market. Close to 20,000 girls register from across 115 countries annually.
Teen-Turn sessions take girls through a 12 week lesson plan towards the creation of a social enterprise that gives back to their community via their app.
Submission deadline is April 19th, 2021. Until COVID-19 restrictions permit otherwise, online judging will supersede regional pitch events.
Technovation Challenge sessions will return the week beginning the 18th of January, 2021. We run 7 sessions per week for schools in 10 different counties in the Republic of Ireland! All sessions are free in keeping with the rules set forth by Technovation to ensure fair access for every girl who is interested in participating. Currently we expect these to be in virtual spaces. If restrictions change, they will be conducted at our usual sites.
|Session 2||25-Jan||Design Thinking|
|Session 3||1-Feb||Market Research|
|Session 4||8-Feb||App Development 1|
|Session 5||15-Feb||Mid-Term (Optional)||Business Models|
|Session 7||1-Mar||App Development 2|
|Session 8||8-Mar||Marketing Plans|
|Session 9||15-Mar||Business Plans|
|Session 12||12-Apr||Submission Completion|
Days & Locations
- “Blended” (from school with virtual mentors) ∼ 4-5.30pm Wed, Thurs & Fri
- “Virtual” (on our online channel) ∼ 4.30-6pm Wed, Thurs & Fri
- “Late Virtual” (on our online channel) ∼ 7-8.30pm Thurs
Always contact us firstly before attending any session.
Mentors will be on hand with expertise in app/software development, social and behavioural sciences, research methods, marketing, business models, project management, demo-ing and presentations (particularly of pre-commercial prototypes and research).
If you have any queries or require more information about any of our activities, do not hesitate to contact us.
Technovation is a tech education nonprofit that inspires people around the world to believe in themselves as leaders and become more confident, curious problem-solvers. Technovation offers interactive learning programs in which young people ages 8-18 and adults in their community learn how to use technology to solve real-world problems. Technovation partners with leading organizations like UNESCO and UN Women, and with mentors from companies like Google, NVIDIA, and Adobe to reach children and families in more than 100 countries. To learn more, visit technovation.org.