FAQS

24H OF INNOVATION BARCELONA

What is the aim of this event?

On one hand, the 24h of Innovation Barcelona is an opportunity for vocational training students to put their ideas into action, participating as protagonists in the co-creation of innovative solutions to the challenges of large companies. On the other hand, it is a unique opportunity for teachers to learn new ways of teaching in educational environments. Finally, it allows to show the talent of the VET to the big leading companies of the economic fabric.

What is the Design Thinking methodology?
Design Thinking is a methodology whose main aim is to generate ideas, starting from the understanding of the real needs of people in order to build innovative solutions.
Which companies participate?
Companies that have already participated are Nestlé, Media Markt, Bayer, Vueling among others. In this edition, the participating companies will be published the day of the event.
What does School Hub mean?
The School Hub format refers to a network of schools. In other words, each school will be the headquarters of its team and will be connected to the rest of the participants via a video conferencing platform.
Where will the event be held?
This year, given the pandemic situation, the 24h of Innovation Barcelona will be held from each school and connected by videoconference. A great opportunity to learn about digitalisation tools.
What do the prizes consist of?
The prize of the 24 hours for the students will be qualified training to work out their talent. Beside the students, the schools will also receive an economic prize as a donation for the school.
Where can I find the rules?
In this LINK you will find the rules of the 24h of Innovation Barcelona.
Who organizes the event?
The event is organized by the Department of Education of the Generalitat de Catalunya and sponsored by CaixaBank Dualiza.

ORGANISATION

How many students should a team have?
Teams must have 6 to 8 members. The organizers recommend that there should be 7, as odd-numbered teams are useful, for example, for voting and to avoid ties.
How many shakers (teachers) are needed to coordinate a team?
It is recommended that you work in teams of 2-3 shakers. However, this is not a prerequisite, so if you think you can do it alone, don’t miss the opportunity to participate. However, it is important that the team is always accompanied by a shaker.
Who creates the teams?
The teams are defined by each school. However, we recommend to mix their skills to get as many interdisciplinary teams as possible, as this improves the proposed solutions.
What materials or resources does the school need in order to participate?
Depending on the proposed solution to the challenge that the teams come up with, different materials could be used. Digital tools like Tinkercad, Google Sites or Zoom, among others. And also materials to work with the hands such as cardboard, markers, scissors, glue… or technological tools such as 3D printers.
Can there be more than one team per school?
Yes, there can be more than one team per school, but this will depend on the number of teams that want to participate.
Can we choose the challenge we want to work on?
No, it is up to the organization to choose the challenge for each team.
When will we know the challenge we have to work on?
The challenge will be known on the day of the event.
What types of challenges will we find?
The challenges will be of all kinds of specialities such as marketing, IT, health, manufacturing, electronics, automotive or chemistry. And the solutions can be of all kinds, from products, software, services, artistic creations, etc. There is no limit to your creativity and originality.
During the day, will there be any kind of follow-up?
Yes, we will all be connected by videoconference. In addition, there will be a broadcast of the event to show our work to anyone who wants to see it.

SCHEDULE

When does the event start and when does it finish?
The event starts at 9am on Thursday 28th April and ends at 12 noon on Friday 29th April. However, the 24 hours of prototyping count from 10 a.m. on Thursday 28th to 10 a.m. on Friday 29th.
Does the school have to be open 24 hours?
School should NOT be open 24 hours a day. New technologies make it possible to continue working remotely once the school is closed. However, it is recommended that you experience the entire event in person.
Is there space to have a rest?
It is important to have moments of relaxation and rest. The organization is aware of the importance of having a break, and rest, in order to be creative.
What about the food?
Although there are spaces for lunch, breakfast, lunch and dinner, it will be up to each school to provide meals for the students.

PARTICIPATION

Are there any requirements to participate, whether students or teachers?
There are only two requirements. You must be a teacher or student of any vocational training school and you must be above 18 years old to participate in this unique and exciting experience.
What do I need to participate?
As teachers you need a computer and network with the minimum requirements to support video conferencing programmes. We recommend using a wired network whenever possible. In addition, students should have a technological resource such as a computer, tablet,… to carry out the research and/or digital prototypes.
Who should register for the event?
It is the teacher who must register the team or teams that will participate in their school. At no time will it be the students or the school who will do the registration. We recommend that you use the most common email address for registration.
Is there any training before the event?
Teachers will have a pre-event training session where the structure of the event and the different phases that will be worked on throughout the day will be explained. This session will be recorded and made public.
During some hours I will not be able to participate because I work or have a class… Will this prevent me from registering?
If you are a teacher, it is advisable to have a shaker with the team during the whole process. In the case of students, all of them must be available all 24 hours.