SAP Research, the global technology research unit of SAP, will hold its second annual Young ICT Explorers of the Year competition on August 13.
Held in conjunction with the University of Queensland, the competition will bring together 73 teams of school students from around Queensland to compete for the title of Young ICT Explorers of the Year.
SAP Research started the competition last year with the intention of getting young people to develop technology projects that are supported by their schools and share their ideas with their peers.
“Technology is now part of everyday life, and young people are growing up with tools and devices that provide limitless opportunity for innovation and creativity,” SAP Research VP and head of business network orchestration, Karsten Schulz, said.
“Some of these students will be the leaders of tomorrow, and by exposing them early on to the wonders of technology I think we are helping them to use their minds in creative, constructive and innovative ways.”
The annual event encourages school students from years 4-12 to compete in teams of up to four students across three age groups to develop creative ICT projects.
By getting the students to compete in the competition, SAP Research hopes to encourage and inspire them to gain a greater understanding of the possibilities of today’s technology.
Winning entries from last year’s competition included an interactive game in the years 4-6 category, a website in the years 7-9 category and a physics engine in the years 10-12 category.
SAP Australia recently held its first-ever Australian innovation competition, SAP InnoJam, at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) and announced the winner.