Intel Youth Enterprise

Innovation Camp

The Innovation camp is a two day long workshop, in which participants go through the learning process to ideate, innovate and imagine social entrepreneurship by creating innovative solutions to identified problem

Two Innovation Camps have been recently held at Horsens, Denmark & at Kilkenny, Ireland  

Click on the link to see a short audio visual on the Kilkenny, Ireland Innovation Camp:

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Intel Youth Enterprise Program

 
Intel Youth Enterprise program is a process for developing and scaling ideas. The program consists of an ideas framework that helps participants, first get an idea, second validate them, third develop them and the last stage, test them in a real world environment.The programs focus on developing ideation and innovation skills of young people (16 to 30 years) and give them an opportunity to work on some real challenge faced by their community especially youth and women in the areas of education, energy,agriculture, health, water and livelihood. The Intel Youth Enterprise program is targeted for young people with good digital literacy skills. It is designed to train these participants on the ideas framework so as to harness their innovation skills and create solutions that positively impact the target community with the use of technology.
 
Intel Youth Enterprise consists of: ideation workshop, project work and entrepreneurship basics workshop.

 

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Intel’s Ideation Workshop

Cases and Challenges

Developing ideation and innovation skills is the main outcome of the program. To set the context and to develop a foundation for these skills to be developed, the participants are first required to understand a problem or a case. This case is based on a real challenge a community isfacing in the participants neighborhood or countries.

The participants are expected to go out in the community to understand the problem in detail by interviewing people or the program organizers get the relevant community representatives to the program so that the participants can get to interact with them in a class environment.
 
Intel also provides its partners some additional reading material and video’s to supplement the understanding.

The Intel Ideation workshop in where the participants undergo ideation and innovation skills training. The workshop is a two days long, during which the participants go through a ideation process to come up with innovative solutions to identified problems. The participants are then given an environment to convert their innovation into reality.The entire workshop is  based on tools and frameworks which has the following four steps:

  • Exploration of user case and identification of problem areas,
  • Screening of new technologies and their application uses,
  • Creation of innovative solutions based on technology and user research,
  • Learning prototyping and pitching.
 
‘Intel Ideation workshops’, has been successfully piloted in Denmark, where theme was education in emerging economies. In the winning project – ‘The Edu-Bus’ – the school was transformed into an education-bus which comes in the afternoon and at night time when the children are not working. By enabling the children to go to school at night, they have an opportunity to get a good education while still helping their families during day time.
 
The second pilot was carried out in Ireland and organized by Intel and local authorities. The camp gave participants the opportunity to address the problem of meet the growing demands of an aging population. The winner of this challenge was an automatic lifting seat – a portable device that can be attached to all types of chairs to lift a person to a standing position.
 
The third pilot was in Jordan. The winning team came up with an idea of providing students with opportunities to work on CSR [Corporate Social Responsibilities] projects in companies that have a CSR department and raising awareness for other companies about these projects that haven’t implemented CSR in their entitiesyet, giving these students added experience that can help them secure better job opportunities while helping their communities at the same time.
 
The fourth pilot was carried out in India and was organized by the government of the state of Karnataka to come up with ideas and solutions to accelerate the use and relevance of the digital infrastructure in remote towns and village. The winning solution was an online portal that helped Mitigating financial risks arising from weather & price variation for less fortunate farmers. Another team came up with a software application that could be easily used on tablets and smart phones to make available government citizen services to the common man.
 
 
The fifth and the final pilot were carried out in the United States of America,where participants were asked to design solutions for the underserved and rural communities in America using internet,mobile and broadband.
 
The winning team created an online platform that enable rural citizens to purchase their groceries online and have their friends pickup the groceries when they come visit. Today many citizens in rural communities in America have trouble collecting their groceries from the supermarket since they live far away from the nearest town.
 
The Intel Ideation workshop is initially delivered by Intel trainers and its associates in a train the trainer format as well as directly to participants. After which 25 hours of online content and CD’s are licensed to Intel’s partners and trainers for scaling further.
 
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Intel's Entrepreneurship Basics Course

Moving on the participants is expected to pitch their solutions to their target community (underserved youth and women). Participants undergo intensive mentoring and coaching as they implement their designed solutions to show a proof of concept. These participants at this point of time also get training on Entrepreneurship Basics (E-Basics) a starter toolkit which contains self paced online or CD based learning on the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and technology that can be used to empower the solutions. Together, the complete toolkit is of 40 hours content and it aims to provide all the support  needed to commercialize and scale the designed solutions.

By the end of this, participants are expected to:

  • Validated a good business idea and researched it.
  • Developed an understanding regarding the steps need to implement solution, start up and run business.
  • Written a comprehensive business plan to guide the business.
  • Gained the knowledge and skills needed to successfully manage business financials as well as business operations for enterprises

Apart from this, participants retain a completed copy of their Participant Handbook which will contain all the key work done with respect to their own idea. At the end of the course, this completed Participant Handbook can be used by participants to initiate/improve or scale their solutions.

To download the course: Click Here

 

 

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