Young Innovators To Shape the Future Through Annual Student Competition
Tata Consultancy Services Launches goIT Global Innovator of the Year Competition
With the goal of inspiring a generation of global innovators and problem solvers to ignite positive global change, Tata Consultancy Services today announced that its 2023-2024 goIT Global Innovator of the Year competition will accept entries from students aged 6 to 17 now through December 31, 2023. This global competition encourages students to develop and submit innovative technology solutions that can help address the world’s challenges in support of the United Nations' 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
“This competition provides a platform for young minds to showcase their creativity and make a positive impact on the world," says John DiChiara, TCS global goIT program manager. “It's a perfect opportunity for them to participate in a global movement to create a more sustainable and inclusive future.”
The goIT Global Innovator of the Year competition is part of TCS' commitment to engage youth with meaningful computer science projects that encourage them to pursue STEM careers. The program is designed to inspire them to think about global citizenship and potentially position them as future leaders committed to driving sustainable and inclusive solutions.
Like the goIT Monthly Challenge and goIT’s popular in-school programs, the goIT Global Innovator of the Year competition invites individual students or student teams to submit a 1-to-3-minute video pitch, a presentation, or a written proposal describing their ideas and the specific world problem they are addressing. Students can target any of the 17 SDGs which are most important to them or their communities.
Competitions will be held around the world, with finalists from key geographies advancing to the annual goIT Global Innovator of the Year competition in mid2024. All entrants will be honored with a certificate of achievement as they compete for rewards including a chance to bring their concept to life, gift cards, mentoring experiences, speaking opportunities, and more.
Interested students and K-12 educators who plan to manage their classes’ submissions can learn more about this year’s competition from program ambassador Astronaut Nicole Stott — and submit innovations — at on.tcs.com/AMERS-IOTY through December 31, 2023, at 11:59 p.m.
ABOUT TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES (TCS)
Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services, consulting and business solutions organization that has been partnering with many of the world’s largest businesses in their transformation journeys for over 55 years. Its consulting-led, cognitive powered, portfolio of business, technology and engineering services and solutions is delivered through its unique Location Independent Agile™ delivery model, recognized as a benchmark of excellence in software development.
A part of the Tata group, India's largest multinational business group, TCS has over 608,000 of the world’s best-trained consultants in 55 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $27.9 billion in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2023, and is listed on the BSE and the NSE in India. TCS' proactive stance on climate change and award-winning work with communities across the world have earned it a place in leading sustainability indices such as the MSCI Global Sustainability Index and the FTSE4Good Emerging Index. For more information, visit www.tcs.com.
TCS’ Go Innovate Together program (goIT) is TCS’ flagship STEM education program. Focusing on digital innovation and career readiness, goIT engages students from diverse backgrounds with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) subjects and computer science, design thinking and digital innovation. The program offers an industry-developed, customizable curriculum that teaches students the 21st century skills necessary for a career in technology. Lessons cover topics including design thinking, rapid prototyping, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and more. Visit https://tcsempowers.tcsapps.com/amer/goIT for more information.