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IADT 24-Hour Design Challenge

18/11/2022 - 19/11/2022
Shauna Kelly

Creative Futures Academy, in collaboration with the Media Cube at IADT, invites students from IADT, NCAD and UCD to take part in a 24-Hour Design Challenge on the 18th – 19th November 2022 in IADT.

Racing against the clock, you will complete a series of Design Thinking games and tasks, concluding with a presentation of your final ideas. Oh, and the best part? The winning team will receive a grand prize of €1,000.

We will focus on the challenges facing contemporary society and work in teams to find solutions for a better future. All solutions must take into account the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and conform to one or more of them.



Day 1 – Friday, 18th November 2022

12.30pm – Lunch & Networking

1pm – Intellectual Property with David Gardiner

1.30pm – Introduction to the 24-Hour Design Challenge

2.15pm –  Idea Generation

3.30pm – Break & Networking

4.15pm – Select Ideas

4.45pm – Form Teams

5.15pm – Ideate Solutions

9pm – Day 1 on campus ends


Day 2 – Saturday, 19th November 2022

9am – Breakfast

9.30am – Learn to pitch

10am – Prototype/Pitch Testing/Presentation

1.30pm – Lunch break

2pm – Pitching to a Judging Panel

4.30pm – Deliberations

5pm – Feedback and Announcement of Winning Team

6pm – Day 2 ends. Party begins!


How to Apply:

Apply here to the IADT 24-Hour Design Challenge

Application deadline: 1st November 2022


Contact in IADT:

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IADT 24-Hour Design Challenge