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Think about a new Information Technology (IT) system that will help people overcome a challenge they are facing.

Challenge details

Technology has the ability to improve the lives of thousands of people.

Think about all the medical equipment we use in hospitals, the apps to help monitor our fitness or heart rate, bionic limbs, how our healthy drinking water is made. All of this would not be possible if it wasn’t for technological advancements and the IT systems that create them. 

So, we’re challenging you to come up with an idea of an IT system or service that will help people. Think about a problem third world countries might face, something you face in your day to day life and what IT system would help!  

In your response think about:

•What is your IT system idea?
•Who/what is it helping?
•Who would make this? A programmer, coder, analyst? 
•What are its functions and benefits?
•What will the impact of your IT system be?
Check out what some other students have done in this space! 


The Prize

The winner(s) of the challenge will have the opportunity to participate in MISSION YOU, a one week programme for 14-18 year olds in the TCS offices in either London, Peterborough, Edinburgh, or Liverpool! This year Mission You will take place between 27th and 31st July 2015

The content of MISSION YOU includes a mix of exciting training and assignments typical in the IT industry.The concept of this challenge aims to trigger your imagination and while relevant to IT, it will not be the theme of the work experience.

Learn more about how TCS is inspiring youth towards technology here.


How To Enter

Depending on the quality of submissions, TCS may invite more than one student to take part in Mission You, however the challenge must still be completed individually.

Once you have decided on your idea, you can choose to submit your entry in the following formats:

  • Word Document
  • PDF
  • Powerpoint Presentation
  • If you have completed your entry on paper, please scan your submission and upload as a JPEG
  • You can upload your submission as a video/audio file, or include a link in a word document to a video you have uploaded to YouTube

If you need any help uploading your submission or have any questions, get in touch and we'll be glad to help.

Please also indicate which TCS office you can attend for the MISSION YOU programme, either London, Peterborough, Edinburgh or Liverpool.

(All submissions are reviewed by our team, please ensure yours is completed in full as any empty or false submissions will be removed and any points awarded deducted from your points total.)


Terms and Conditions

This competition is open to UK and Ireland residents only.

You must be available to attend MISSION YOU from July 27th - 31st July in either London, Peterborough, Edinburgh or Liverpool. 

Accommodation is not provided and travel is not reimbursed.


The Prizes


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