If you are 9 years old and above, and love playing games,
take part in this nationwide competition, where you get to create a game
by using open-source technology 
and share your creation with others.

WHAT IS Junior Innovate?

Junior Innovate is a competition to inspire digital creator mindset and life skills amongst primary school students in preparation for jobs of the future.

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  • Students today consume rather than create with technology. They indulge heavily in social media and computer games. 

  • The program provides opportunity for them to create and apply open-source technologies in various fields.
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  • In a consuming mode as opposed to creating mode, students lack opportunities to develop life skills — communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking.
  • The program provides opportunity for them to invest in developing the projects of their interest. The experiential learning journey nurtures their life skills.

Components in Junior innovate

JI 2019 Technical

TECHNOLOGY

  • Embedded system with Scratch programming
  • Complementing schools’ coding class
  • Relating coding to the physical world
JI 2019 Application

APPLICATION

  • Realising ideas and learnings
  • Build physical projects incorporating technology
JI 2019 Communication

COMMUNICATION

  • Present their projects
  • A platform to apply English

IMPACT OF THE PROGRAM

  • Coding, Embedded System and other related knowledge for Industry 4.0
  • Application of English
  • 21st century teaching skills
  • Exposes students to coding, embedded system and other related knowledge for Industry 4.0
  • A platform for students to apply English
  • Opportunity for students to apply Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS)
  • Creation of innovative projects annually
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  • Creating awareness amongst parents on the importance of digital making
  • A knowledge that the teachers can take along with them whichever schools they go and continue to create an impact
  • Senior students will be able to guide junior students through the digital maker club platform

PHASE 1
School Level

  • Teachers hold boot camp in school

  • Two students per team

  • Teams prepare for video submission

PHASE 2
National Level

  • Submit a 5-minute video of the team pitching and demonstrating a working prototype by 31 December 2020

     

  • Receive a certificate of participation (national level) upon the submission of the video
  • No maximum number of teams per school
  • Finalists will be announced by 17 January 2021

PHASE 3
National Level

  • 2nd round (semi-finals on 18 and 24 January 2021):
    Fifty teams will be selected to compete in a virtual open day where they will pitch live.
  • 3rd round (finals on 31 January 2021):
    Twenty teams will be selected to compete in a virtual open day where they will pitch live.

COMPETITION TIMELINE

PRIZES AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL

Prizes
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