Junior Achievement Innovation Camp

What is the aim of the project?


The aim of the Innovation camp is to improve technical and professional skills of the young generation, in an interactive way, not only through mainstream education. 

Participating in our IC helps students escape from their daily routine, and offers them to improve skills needed in the real work environment, such as teamwork; presentation skill; creative thinking; time management or problem solving. In addition, the innovation camps run in English, so it helps participants to improve their language skills. 

During this 1 day event, groups of high school students under the guidance of our corporate mentors try to find a solution to a real problem, very often relevant to the current situation.

Our partnership JA Czech

Our project runs in cooperation with JA Czech. Their mission is to educate Czech youth so that they know the value of business, understand business and economics issues, and develop an ethical attitude to leadership to be well prepared for the world of work. 

Our partnership was established at the beginning of 2020 with the aim of increasing the technical and professional skills of high school students through events such as junior hackathons. With the transition to online, we decided to focus on ICs instead. 

IC overview

What are the Innovation camps?

  • A unique competition coming from the Junior Achievement European concept
  • Students take a part in a creating of a solution to actual problems in the field of innovation and technology.
  • The task is published only at the day of the competition. 
  • Each team will present its concept to the juries

What the students experience and learn: 

  • Take the problematics, problem solution                                          
  • Presentation skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Work layout in time frame
  • Responsibility for oneself and for others
  • Creative thinking
  • Team work vs. individual work
  • Thinking in real work environment

THE AIM

  • The students should come up with new solution to a real problem.

Winning categories:

  • The absolute winner of IC 
  • The best presentation
  • The most creative idea
  • The best innovation

The winning team of each category is awarded prizes – electronics and SAP merch

The projects are be evaluated in the following areas: 

  • content of the solution
  • creativity and innovation of the solution
  • application of the solution
  • presentation of the solution

Innovation Camp – November 2020

Topic:

  • Better Travelling (how to make travelling more enjoyable? – choose from the below options or introduce your idea)

a.            Business Travelling

b.            Family Travelling

c.            Daily Commute

  • The students have to come with ideas for an appliction, game, new feature that could work with our existing apps TripIt or TripLink (optional), or any other project or product

Participants:

  • 7 teams of highschool students

Mentors (SAP employees)

  • Maria Gabriela Singureanu
  • Oliver Bonchanoski
  • Anca Daniela Dragan
  • Stephanie Theodose
  • Anna Janickova
  • Ahmed Toubar
  • Elena Tumanov

Juries (SAP Employees)

  • Stela Koleva
  • Martin Lasek
  • Tomas Meisner

Timeline: 

Winners

  • Best Presentation – team Outfoxes from Jazykove Gymnazium Pavla Tigrida
  • Best Creative Ides – team Click-it from OA, SOS and Jazykova skola s pravem statni jazykove zkousky, Hradec Kralove
  • Best Innovation – team Bagsa from Gymnazium a SOS zdravotnicka a ekonomicka, Vyskov

Absolute winner – team Eniac from Gymnazium Plzen with their project DAAM (Delightful Airport Map Manager) – Mobile App which prevents travelers to get lost in unknown airports and transit HUBs

                       CONGRATS TO ALL TEAMS!

Innovation Camp – May 2021

The event will take place on 20th of May

The topic of the IC will be announced 1 day prior.

If you are an SAP employee and are interested to join as mentor, please contact Katka (Katerina.votrubcova@sap.com

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