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Tech talent: Three students from Bridgwater & Taunton College come out on top in Productivity Category at the Apps for Good Awards
A team of 17 and 18 year olds from Bridgwater & Taunton College in Somerset have been announced as the winners of the Productivity category sponsored by SAP at this year’s national Apps for Good Awards for their app Home Help.
- The app Home Help was created to help people suffering from early dementia to track stored belongings using visual cues and support them to develop habitual locations for storage.
- Selected from hundreds of applicants from across the UK, the team had to pitch their app Home Help, to a panel of industry leaders at the annual Apps for Good Awards, held on 20th June at the Barbican in London.
- The team will now work alongside professional app developers and SAP to get their app ready for market next year.
- The winning team is made up of: Becci, Nikita, Ryan who all took part in the Apps for Good course in their school, Bridgwater & Taunton College. Nikita from Home Help said,
“We were really happy to get shortlisted but a bit nervous. After working with our accelerator we were well prepared for the pitch and we’re really pleased we won! A really good day.”
- Now in its sixth year, the Awards recognise and celebrate young tech entrepreneurs who are creating technology products to transform their world.
- Any students who study the free Apps for Good course – currently being delivered in 600 schools to 25,000 students nationwide – are able to enter the awards to gain national recognition and mentoring and support from the charity and its partners to take their product further.
Heather Picov, UK Managing Director of Apps for Good commented;
“Congratulations to the Home Help team for winning this category. The team have shown impressive talent and digital skill, and demonstrated how technology can be applied to support people in need and improve their daily lives. We are delighted they will be working with SAP to take their app forward. SAP have been a long-term partner of Apps for Good and have the expertise and passion for technology to inspire these young people on their journey.”
Philip Davies, Head of Solutions Consulting, SAP UK and Ireland of SAP commented,
‘It was another fantastic year at the Apps for Good Awards, and I was blown away by the students’ passion and talent. A huge congratulations to Home Help for winning the Productivity category. It is this entrepreneurial spirit that continues to drive innovation that will both simplify our lives and change the world we live in.’