Teen-Turn with partners The Digital Hub and Hays are supporting girls in Ireland to participate in Technovation Challenge 2018.

What is Technovation Challenge:

  • Technovation is the world’s largest technology entrepreneurship program for girls aged 10-18. It runs across 100+ countries, supported by UNESCO, Peace Corps and UN Women.
  • Every year, Technovation invites teams of girls from all over the world to learn and apply the skills needed to solve real-world problems through technology.
  • Young girls learn to identify a problem in their community and create a mobile app solution to address that problem, and then learn how to communicate these ideas and translate them into a fully launched business.
  • Technovation has run for the last 8 years. In that time 15,000 girls around the world have developed mobile apps and startups to solve problems around a diverse range of problems, including food waste, nutrition, women’s safety and much more.

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Cork – Wednesdays 4-5:30pm – location accessible to registered participants only

Dublin – Fridays 4-5:30pm – location accessible to registered participants only

Limerick – Fridays 4-5:30pm – location accessible to registered participants only


Week 1 Pick a problem to solve in the community. (Week beginning January 22nd)

Week 2 Setup App Inventor, and learn about types of businesses. (Week beginning January 29th)

Week 3 Learn about data and start doing market research. (Week beginning February 5th)

Week 4 Learn loops and conditionals. Continue working on market research and begin making brand. (Week beginning February 12th)

Week 5 Learn about databases and sensors. Start business model and keep working on brand. (Week beginning February 19th)

Week 6 Make a paper prototype and finalize business model. (Week beginning February 26th)

Week 7 Start building app and make a logo. (Week beginning March 5th)

Week 8 Make a marketing plan and start pitch video. (Week beginning March 12th)

Week 9 Keep building app, start business plan, and finish pitch video. (Week beginning March 19th)

Week 10 Keep coding and writing business plan. Start demo video. (Week beginning March 26th or April 3rd*)

Week 11 Troubleshoot app and continue business plan. Finish demo video. (Week beginning April 9th)

Week 12 Finish app and business plan. Create a pitch presentation. (Week beginning April 16th)

Submission Week: Mentor, room and equipment availability for all those submitting their materials (Week beginning April 23rd)


*As Easter holidays may affect your team’s ability to meet, we will accommodate those who prefer to meet alternative dates between March 26th and April 6th.

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