#DigiInventors Challenge

What is it?

The #DigiInventors Challenge, in association with Andy Murray and the DHI, is on a mission to find smart new ways to help Scotland’s young people keep active, stay healthy and happy, now and in years to come.

This is where you come in!

Scotlands youth live in one of the most overweight countries on record and are ranked as having one of the lowest activity levels in the world. We want your help to change this! By creating a new digital idea you can help change the behaviours of young Scots everywhere and help them live happy, healthier lives.

Get involved

In teams of four to six, supported by at least one adult mentor (over the age of 21), we want you to develop an idea that will help young people actively take part in looking after their health, fitness and wellbeing, using digital technology. We’ve all heard of apps that analyse diets and moods, watches that monitor heart rates and games that promote exercise. What new idea can you come up with?

Mentors should submit their teams application to the challenge here. Applicants should make sure they follow the challenge rules. To make sure that applications contain the right information for our judges applicants should use the challenges application guide to help debvelop their idea. The challenge Privacy Notice details how we will protect and use any information we receive.


Take a look at the resources from the #DigiInventors Challenge 2019 to get an idea of what to expect from the bootcamp or to find more information on the challenge.

Previous winners

Shake It Up

A team from Marr College won the 2019 Challenge . Their idea ‘Shake It Up’ is an app that allows users to pre-order school lunches using their mobile phones. Their app will be linked with their school’s ordering system and pupil’s Young Scot Cards - allowing young people to earn points and prizes for selecting healthy meals at lunchtime. They hope this will encourage other pupil’s to make healthier choices.


Pupils from St Maurice’s High School in Cumbernauld won the 2018 Challenge. Their idea Fakeaway, is a healthy lifestyle application and social enterprise aiming to educate and promote the importance of healthy eating to young people.The app aims to show show healthy alternatives to takeaways, while providing a weekly shopping list, tailored to the personal budget and dietary requirements of the user.

Enpower Fitness

The 2017 winner’s idea was to create a unique school app ‘Health Buzz’ to target primary school students. The app aimed to promote health, fitness and wellbeing, through competitive exercise-based challenges. Competitions could be set between pupils, classes, other schools and even families at home, with results and rewards being presented through an Olympic Medal style system.