‘Clean air’ app set for Venturefest pitch

An app devised by young people that displays ‘clean air’ routes around Glasgow has been selected as part of a pitch of ideas to  entrepreneurs at Venturefest Scotland tomorrow.

Three teams were selected last month at  VentureJam, the youth strand for Venturefest organised by Young Scot, Glasgow City of Science and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA).

Photosynthesis bikes and air filtering fans

The hackathon involved teams aged 14 to 20 designing and developing ideas to help improve Scotland’s air quality. The three selected to pitch this week were a photosynthesis bicycle, a fan that filters air and the map-based app.

The winning team will receive an investment from Social Investment Scotland (SIS), and all three finalists will benefit from a session with an SIS investment manager to help them realise their ideas.

Dr Susie Mitchell, programme director of Glasgow City of Science, said: “The young people were guided by leading figures from the world of television, gaming, product design and 3D animation.

“It was an inspirational weekend and I can’t wait to see the teams in action at Venturefest. If Venturejam reflects the future of innovation in Scotland, then the future is bright.”

 

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