Technovation Challenge is the world’s largest tech and entrepreneurship contest for girls aged 10-to-18-years old, proudly supported by UNESCO, Peace Corps and UN Women.


Since its inception in 2009, 15,000 girls from 100+ countries have participated in the programme, with 2,300 apps developed to address social issues. It offers girls around the world the opportunity to learn the skills needed to emerge as tech entrepreneurs and leaders. You can read all about the Technovation Challenge here.


Technovation Challenge at The Digital Hub

The Digital Hub and Teen-Turn have joined forces to bring the Technovation Challenge to The Digital Hub. Thirty young girls, aged 12-to-18-years old, will work in teams to build a mobile app and develop a business plan to launch that app. Participants are required to create apps that revolve around the themes of peace, poverty, environment, education, equality, and health. This will be supported by mentors and guided by the Technovation Challenge 12-week curriculum. Each team that reaches the finals will pitch their projects at Google’s Mountain View headquarters in California with (flights, accommodation and meals) paid for. Read about last year’s winners here.

When and where will the Technovation Challenge be held?

  • The programme commences on Friday, January 26th, and will be completed in April 2018.
  • Classes will be held after school for 12 weeks, on Fridays 4:00PM to 5.30PM.
  • Classes take place at The Digital Hub (Digital Depot building on Roe Lane, off Thomas Street, Dublin 8).
  • The Digital Hub will provide equipment for the young girls to develop their app.


The Technovation Challenge is also running in Cork and Limerick, with Teen-Turn’s principal sponsor, Hays Recruitment, supporting both groups.

If you would like to become a mentor of the Technovation Challenge 2018, please telephone Caroline on 01 480 6200 or email