Students from around the world will be heading to the University of Utah in order to compete in the Games4Health challenge, hoping to create an innovative product that will wow the judges and allow them to walk away with some of the $60,000 (USD) worth of prize money that is on offer.
There are 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes available for each category, which comprise of Happy Fitness, Corporate Wellness, Clinical, Chronic Disease, Mental Health and both Virtual and Augmented Reality. All categories have the chance of netting the $10,000 (USD) Super Category prize, which is sponsored by Samsung and includes not only the prize money, but the opportunity for the winning product to get a commercial release.
Games4Health is sponsored by the Sorenson Centre for Discovery & Innovation at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business, which specialises in offering business education to more than 6,000 students a year.
“We are excited to host the world’s largest game and app student competition focused on health and wellbeing,” said Chris Wasden, executive director of the Sorensen Centre. “We expect to have nearly 500 students from around the world compete for $60,000 in prize money. We also will be giving out four Level Up Awards to previous competitors who have published their game or app since our last Games4Health Challenge. Our competition helps students launch themselves into the world of entrepreneurship.”
The Games4Health challenge will begin on 30th March at the Union Ballroom, University of Utah in Salk Lake City.
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