Digital Innovators Programme

AI Hackathon 

Get ready to dive headfirst into the world of innovation! Whether you want to do coding at university, launch a digital career, or you’re just curious about new tech, our AI hackathon is for you.

Run by the Digital Greenhouse with leading experts from University College London (UCL), this event promises to be a day of creativity, collaboration, and competition. You’ll participate in a dynamic hackathon focused on leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI) to revolutionise community volunteering among young people.  Throughout the day, you'll have the chance to brainstorm, design, and develop an AI application. Receive mentorship from industry experts from First Central Group, work alongside like-minded peers, and unleash your potential to create positive change. The event will culminate in a presentation session where you’ll showcase your ideas, with exciting prizes up for grabs.


Date: Wednesday 3rd July 2024

Location: The Ladies' College Leaf Centre

Timings: 9am - 4pm

Food will be provided

Team size: 4-5 people per team
Team assignment available on the day if needed.
Please sign up individually.

Prizes for the best projects


Ready to unleash your potential?
Register for the hackathon below and let's shape the future together!

Digital Innovators AI Hackathon Registration

Programme powered by

The Digital Innovator Programme sees over 150 post-14 students taking part annually, from across the islands schools and colleges developing key creative problem solving, tech and entrepreneurial skills.

“We’re proud to power the Digital Greenhouse’s Digital Innovators Programme. The programme invites students to tackle a skills problem statement using technology-based solutions. Our students are the island’s future, so it’s important we provide them with opportunities to engage with digital technologies.”

John Davison, Chief Information Officer at First Central Insurance & Technology Group

AI Course with UCL

The six 1-hour virtual sessions on this course saw students take a deep dive into the topic of Artificial Intelligence with leading tutors from University College London. 

We offered a limited set of fully funded placements for this course as part of this years Digital Innovators Programme which is kindly powered by First Central Group. 

The programme ran between January and March 2024 and consisted of six 1-hour extra-curricular virtual learning sessions. Students joined from the Digital Greenhouse, home or school. The full schedule of topics and dates can be found below.


Session Topic



Introduction to AI revolution

Prof Philip Treleaven

25th Jan 2024

Harnessing AI in the workplace

Tim Barnes

1st Feb 2024

Fundamentals for using AI tools for education

Jean R Bott

8th Feb 2024

Ethics of AI usage

Dr E M (TBC)

29th Feb 2024

Further use of AI tools for education and future careers

Prof M M (TBC)

13th Mar 2024

AI and the future of work

Dr Dan Brown

13th Mar 2024


Student Summit

The Digital Innovators Student Summit took place on Wednesday 13th March 2024 at the Digital Greenhouse. This summit was open to all students looking to further their understanding of AI and how it is changing the future of work. 

Read about the event here