Bitbot Challenge, framed in the Bitbot program of the SmartCatalonia strategy, is an initiative promoted by the Ministry for Digital Policy and Public Administration of the Government of Catalonia with the support of the i2CAT Foundation. It represents the spirit to bring technological knowledge and resources to citizenship, accompanied by the goal of fostering STEM among young generations, which will transform tomorrow’s society.
If you are a company or an organization that offers technology-themed summer camps for kids from 8 to 14 years old, now it is the time to participate! Until the 23rd of June, you can submit your proposal in PDF here. The entries have to consider some key aspects, all focused on creating opportunities for everyone and everywhere around Catalonia:
A number of 20 finalists would be selected on the 1st of July and will receive a prize of 1500 €, half of it at the beginning to be able to start the activity, and the rest at the end, once checked that it has fulfilled the initial submission. This selection will follow the criteria of originality and innovation, degree of focus on women, enrolment facilities for vulnerable families, objectives, programming content, and other features.
Summer camps have to take place between the 1st of July and the 13th of September. Once they finish and until the 20th of September, the finalists will need to send a document compiling all the content, inclusion plan, methodology, and viability plan. In October, the three most innovative and inclusive submissions will win prizes of up to 4000 €.
The competition aims at creating summer tech camps with an emphasis on gender equality and to answer the needs of the Covid-19 crisis. It will strongly promote the participation of girls in technological activities, which constitutes a paramount approach to reach equality in ICT. If you have any doubts, you can contact [email protected].
This event is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund in the framework of the Programa Operatiu FEDER de Catalunya 2014-2020 and under the “Impuls de la Transformació Digital i Mobile” project (GO10-010783)