Young Innovators Challenge
The Young Innovators Challenge is an opportunity for students to
tackle challenges important to Scotland's future using inspiration
The competition was established in response to a 2011 Scottish
Government Manifesto Commitment to introduce a prize fund aimed at
encouraging young people in training, further and higher education
to start their own business.
The 2013 competion winners were: Blair Bowman (Aberdeen
University), David Townsend (St Andrews University), Laura Jayne
Nevin (Edinburgh College of Art), Michael Yiin Shih Jie (Edinburgh
University) and Victoria Hamilton (Strathclyde University). We are
following the progress of the 2013 winners over their year of
support with a series of update videos. Click the links below for
updates from the winners
Watch a video from the 2013 YIC Bootcamp for the competition
finalists and the competition awards ceremony below.
Following the successful 2013 competition, SIE is running the
competition for a second year on behalf of the Scottish
The 2014 Young Innovators Challenge (YIC) aims to encourage and
reward innovative thinking in Scotland's young people. More
information on the 2014 competition will be available soon!