This year Tangent is once again running the Provost’s Innovation Challenge at Tangent, Trinity’s Ideas Workspace, our flagship hackathon which aims to develop solutions to some of today’s most pressing social issues. The Provost’s Innovation Challenge which takes place in Tangent, Trinity’s Ideas Workspace 10th to 12th February is a social fun hackathon that provides support, a creative outlet and mentorship. It provides students with the opportunity to have a real impact on a global problem and support social enterprise and innovation in Trinity College in a concrete and structured way.

Following a public vote on a range of topics selected by Provost Linda Doyle, this year’s winning issue is ‘Student Accommodation’. Previous challenges have included Fast Fashion, how to make our cities more sustainable, and our reliance on single-use plastics.

There have been many success stories from the Provost Challenge in previous years including the launch of Foodcloud, a social enterprise that helps businesses redistribute surplus food to those who need it.

Tangent now invites all students to join us this February 10th – 12th to develop solutions to help solve the student accommodation crisis. There is a cash prize of €1,000 for the winning solution.

We know students want to make a positive impact on society, and the world around them, and that’s what the Provost’s Challenge is all about. Trinity has a long-standing commitment to social innovation, which is crucial to addressing some of the most pressing issues facing society today, and to preventing global crises of the future.

The Provost’s Innovation Challenge provides a fun and creative environment for teams of students to work on solutions to real-world problems. This is also a great opportunity to meet new people and students from different schools and faculties. Sign up to make a real impact by taking part in the Challenge from 10th – 12th February: register to attend HERE.

Please visit our FAQ section to learn more about the challenge or contact us via email.