Venturejam, the official youth strand of the national innovation summit Venturefest Scotland, has been shortlisted under the Local Authority & Public Sector Air Quality Initiative 2016 category (sponsored by EarthSense).

VentureJam is an inclusive and informal education programme that sees young people in Scotland develop fresh ideas to solve real-world challenges. The top teams are given the unique opportunity to pitch their next generation ideas to investors at Venturefest Scotland.

Programme Director for Glasgow City of Science, Dr Susie Mitchell said, “The project team are absolutely delighted that VentureJam has been recognised, and at a UK level, as an exemplar enterprise education opportunity. VentureJam 2016 brought together young people from a wide range of backgrounds to come up with radical new ideas to improve the air we breathe. The young people were guided by inspirational figures from the world of television, gaming, product design and 3D animation.

“VentureJam has been generously supported by Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Science Centre, The Scottish Government, Murgitroyd, Scotland’s Environment Web, Perceptive Communicators, Developing the Young Workforce Glasgow, Social Investment Scotland plus a plethora of volunteer mentors. We’re grateful for the contribution each of these project supporters has made.”

The National Air Quality Awards Ceremony will be in London on the 10th November.


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