Discover your creativity at UCD this summer


Discover your creativity at UCD this summer


Discover your creativity at UCD this summer


Think you have what it takes to start the next SnapChat, Facebook or FoodCloud?

Make the most of your summer with this exciting one-week Innovation Camp @ UCD Innovation Academy. Unlock your creativity and innovate new ventures.
Take part in prototyping, mini-hackathons, lego challenges and get hands on with 3D Printing and Virtual Reality. Meet and work with Pepper, a humanoid android. All in a fun and dynamic learning environment!

1st to 5th July 2019

Supported by

PwC



Think you have what it takes to start the next SnapChat, Facebook or FoodCloud?

Make the most of your summer with this exciting one-week Innovation Camp @ UCD Innovation Academy. Unlock your creativity and innovate new ventures.
Take part in prototyping, mini-hackathons, lego challenges and get hands on with 3D Printing and Virtual Reality. Meet and work with Pepper, a humanoid android. All in a fun and dynamic learning environment!1st to 5th July 2019.


Who is this for?

Transition, 5th and 6th year students

Duration and Costs

The UCD Innovation Summer Camp will be held on campus at University College Dublin, 1st to 5th July 2019, from 9:30am to 4:30 pm.

The cost is €100 per participant OR FREE for students from DEIS schools.

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Why participate?

This summer camp is for young people who want to try the adventure of developing a creative mindset in how to ideate, develop, and pitch ideas.
– Confront yourself to a social issue: understand the major problems of actors of our environment and challenge yourself to have an impact on the world
– Imagine innovative solutions to address them: Creative problem solving
– Effective teamwork, networking, presentation and leadership skills
Prototype your ideas and experiences lead users to confront reality


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How will I learn?

Learn by doing. Apply what you learn in class to real challenges.
– Meet and learn from guest speakers in a fun and energetic environment
– Learn from entrepreneurs who work at UCD Innovation Academy
Virtual Reality, 3-D Printing, Lego, Spaghetti and Marshmallows all make an appearance!
– Tours of UCD

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How will this benefit me?

– Learn key skills that employers look for (e.g. Teamwork, Communication Skills, Presentation Skills, Entrepreneurship, Creativity)
– Get a better understanding of college life
– Make new friends!

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Who is this for?

Transition, 5th and 6th year students

Duration and Costs

The UCD Innovation Summer Camp will be held on campus at University College Dublin, 1st – 5th July 2019, from 9:30am to 4:30 pm.

The cost is €100 per participant OR FREE for students from DEIS schools.

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Why participate?

This summer camp is for young people who want to try the adventure of developing a creative mindset in how to ideate, develop, and pitch ideas.
– Confront yourself to a social issue: understand the major problems of actors of our environment and challenge yourself to have an impact on the world
– Imagine innovative solutions to address them: Creative problem solving
– Effective teamwork, networking, presentation and leadership skills
Prototype your ideas and experiences lead users to confront reality

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How will I learn?

Learn by doing. Apply what you learn in class to real challenges.
– Meet and learn from guest speakers in a fun and energetic environment
– Learn from entrepreneurs who work at UCD Innovation Academy
Virtual Reality, 3-D Printing, Lego, Spaghetti and Marshmallows all make an appearance!
– Tours of UCD

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How will this benefit me?

– Learn key skills that employers look for (e.g. Teamwork, Communication Skills, Presentation Skills, Entrepreneurship, Creativity)
– Get a better understanding of college life
– Make new friends!


What’s it like at UCD Innovation Academy?

What’s it like at UCD Innovation Academy?

What’s it like at UCD Innovation Academy?







Who is giving this Innovation Summer Camp?


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Jason Dinneen
Educational Technologist
Jason Dinneen is the resident Educational Technologist at the Innovation Academy in UCD. Prior to joining the IA Jason worked as head of the engineering department in a school operating under the aegis of the KWETB and the Archdiocese of Dublin.
Motivated to transform the future of education through technology, Jason mentored several Irish teams to compete on an international level, including the ESA CanSat national finals, the Formula One in schools challenge and the national contingent to the First Global Robotics Championships in Mexico City.

jason.dinneen@ucd.ie

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Dr Eileen Diskin
Entrepreneurial Specialist

Eileen started her career as a wilderness guide in the Alaskan wilderness, and became a conservation naturalist with the Missouri Department of Conservation before working as a field archaeologist. Eileen founded BiodiversityInOurLives.com, an initiative whose pilot project was a set of biodiversity beermats that featured in pubs across Dublin.

See more of Eileen’s story here.

eileen.diskin@ucd.ie

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Jacinta Owens
Teaching Facilitator

Jacinta Owens is an enthusiastic, talented writer with a distinctive voice and a wonderful turn of phrase. Her style is naturally comic and observant. One of the most striking aspects of her work is her personal association with the material. She writes close to home, and from her heart, which means every beat is utterly truthful. Jacinta focuses on developing empathy and creativity in students whilst helping them craft their own unique story.

jacinta.owens@ucd.ie

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Pepper
Robot in Residence

Pepper is the Robot in Residence at UCD Innovation Academy. Pepper is the world’s first social humanoid robot able to recognize faces and basic human emotions. Pepper was optimized for human interaction and is able to engage with people through conversation and her touch screen. Pepper enjoys leisurely lunch-time strolls around the lake at UCD and getting back to her charging mat after a long day of innovating.

See more of Pepper’s story here.

innovation.academy@ucd.ie 





Costs

€100 per participant or FREE for students from DEIS schools.


How to Apply


UCD Innovation Summer Camp is open for applications. Please contact mary.saunders@ucd.ie for details on how to register. If you are registering a participant from a DEIS School, you can avail of the free places by using the word DEIS as the discount code.

Get in touch

If you have problems applying for a place or have questions about the summer camp, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.



How to Apply

UCD Innovation Summer Camp is open for applications. Please contact mary.saunders@ucd.ie for details on how to register. If you are registering a participant from a DEIS School, you can avail of the free places by using the word DEIS as the discount code.



How to Apply

UCD Innovation Summer Camp is open for applications. Please contact mary.saunders@ucd.ie for details on how to register. If you are registering a participant from a DEIS School, you can avail of the free places by using the word DEIS as the discount code

Get in touch

If you have problems applying for a place or have questions about the summer camp, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.


It’s really engaging. It’s a really friendly environment, everyone just gets to know each other.Stephen Naughton (UCD Innovation Academy undergraduate student)
It’s really engaging. It’s a really friendly environment, everyone just gets to know each other.Stephen Naughton (UCD Innovation Academy undergraduate student)

To ensure your enjoyment and safety during the camp, we ask you to observe the following ground rules:
Please Read Carefully

– Summer Camp students will be supervised by Innovation Academy staff for the duration of the Summer Camp from 9.30am to 4:30pm. Supervision will not be available outside of these hours.
– Students will follow the directions of the Innovation Academy team at all times.
– All students understand that they may be photographed during the Summer Camp which may be used for promotional purposes by UCD. Students who do not wish to be photographed can indicate this to the IA team on the first day.
– Students will remain on campus for the duration of the day and will need to be accompanied by a member of the IA team if leaving the designated building.
– Students will endeavor to treat their peers and IA staff with dignity and respect at all times.
– UCD is a non-smoking campus and students will respect this, as well as abstaining from drug or alcohol use.

To ensure their continued participation in the program, students need to keep the above ground rules in mind.



To ensure your enjoyment and safety during the camp, we ask you to observe the following ground rules:
Please Read Carefully

– Summer Camp students will be supervised by Innovation Academy staff for the duration of the Summer Camp from 9.30am to 4:30pm. Supervision will not be available outside of these hours.
– Students will follow the directions of the Innovation Academy team at all times.
– All students understand that they may be photographed during the Summer Camp which may be used for promotional purposes by UCD. Students who do not wish to be photographed can indicate this to the IA team on the first day.
– Students will remain on campus for the duration of the day and will need to be accompanied by a member of the IA team if leaving the designated building.
– Students will endeavor to treat their peers and IA staff with dignity and respect at all times.
– UCD is a non-smoking campus and students will respect this, as well as abstaining from drug or alcohol use.

To ensure their continued participation in the program, students need to keep the above ground rules in mind.



To ensure your enjoyment and safety during the camp, we ask you to observe the following ground rules:

Please Read Carefully

– Summer Camp students will be supervised by Innovation Academy staff for the duration of the Summer Camp from 9.30am to 4:30pm. Supervision will not be available outside of these hours.
– Students will follow the directions of the Innovation Academy team at all times.
– All students understand that they may be photographed during the Summer Camp which may be used for promotional purposes by UCD. Students who do not wish to be photographed can indicate this to the IA team on the first day.
– Students will remain on campus for the duration of the day and will need to be accompanied by a member of the IA team if leaving the designated building.
– Students will endeavor to treat their peers and IA staff with dignity and respect at all times.
– UCD is a non-smoking campus and students will respect this, as well as abstaining from drug or alcohol use.

To ensure their continued participation in the program, students need to keep the above ground rules in mind.


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David NevinUCD Innovation Summer Camp