Young People’s Parallel Sprint

Who : 6th Form to Degree Level

When : Monday to Friday

What : A Design sprint is a process for answering critical business, societal or environmental questions through design, prototyping, and testing ideas with customers. Great ideas are everywhere, but the path to success is uncertain, even with the greatest.

You’ll need to be able to commit to 5 full day. A Design Sprint helps save precious time, energy and resources, by jumping into the future.

Last year the teenage Blue Planet sprint was such a success that we’d like to build on it this year with groups of young people focusing on some of the same issues as the adults, going through a similar Design Sprint process, coming together with the adult sprints for any expert inputs and then pitching their ideas to be considered to take to prototyping. Suitable for 6th form, college and university students.

Topics will be confirmed nearer the time, but could be similar to the following:

  • How do we persuade people to drink tap water first - hack & sprint? To explore Drinking Water Quality

  • A world-class customer service – what does that look like to a student, a family, someone on low income, a pensioner etc.

  • Procurement to benefit the environment and drive the local economy

  • How do we make Utilities into the sector of choice for future employees?

  • Tackling Water Poverty, reinvigorating communities

  • Societal topic – “How can businesses improve the lives of…” those with dementia, loneliness, mental health?

Work Experience Opportunities


We will be advertising work experiences at this years Innovation Festival in April. Please stayed tuned for more details.