To improve the city’s health, the youth of Elsinore have come up with some amazing design solutions – ranging from exercise initiatives for the elderly to apps that curb smoking.

This year, students of Elsinore have been addressing a vast range of challenges related to health, such as disease, mental health, diet, exercise and lifestyle habits. Project week was a huge success and now all the solutions have been officially received – click here to browse the designs.

Like Elsinore’s first Challenge, the entire school system – almost 7,000 students – will participate in the 2017 competition. The top 20 finalists, chosen by an expert jury panel, will be announced on February 24th. These teams will then go on to compete at the final battle on March 9th.

There will be three prizes up for grabs, including The Innovation Award (the main award chosen by the jury), The Audience Award (decided by an audience vote at the battle) and The Communication Award (chosen by the project managers based on each team’s overall level of communication).

Part of Boost Elsinore (Boost – Innovativ Skole i Helsingør), Elsinore’s Design to Improve Life Challenge is a fun and educational competition that empowers students to design their own solutions to address societal issues. The local youth formerly designed solutions to improve refugee integration, which led to some amazing results – including an exhibition at New York City Design Week.

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