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Riyada Youth Innovation Winter Program



Program Overview

After the great success of the Riyada Youth Innovation Summer Program, Riyada for Social Innovation in partnership with Beirut Digital District presents a 4-day youth innovation winter program from December 26 to December 29, 2017.

In the spirit of the giving season, participants 13+ will be able to create a video/mobile game from scratch while applying entrepreneurial and social skills. The teams will compete for valuable prizes and should demonstrate robust ideas with working prototypes of games that have a good social cause and can be commercialized into a viable business.
The program aspires to transform the youth into social innovators and make them believe that they can create change and make the world a better place by using technology and entrepreneurship.

The program fosters creativity and innovation, entrepreneurship, social responsibility, and innovation all in a coherent fun and hands-on program run by experts in the field. The participants will also gain soft skills NLP introduction, storytelling, team building, communication skills, and presentation skills and will hear from several guest speakers about their innovation and entrepreneurship journeys.

Limited Seats available – seats are filled upon a first-come first-served basis. To register click on the orange button on the right or at the bottom of the page saying “Enroll this course now”
Want to know more? Call us on +961(76)026513 or send an e-mail at info@riyadainnovation.com

Program summary

  • Choose a Problem from the given theme, brainstorm, and ideate using design thinking
  • Learn technical skills (Game design, production, and coding using Construct 2)
  • Discover the entrepreneurship process
  • Implement the solution by creating a working game and testing it
  • Pitch your solution, demo your game, and win prizes

Program Agenda

Description of activities Start and End time
Day 1 Know yourself
Creativity and Innovation
The 2030 Global goals
Group formation
Ideation under the ‘Giving’ theme
Guest Speaker 1
Introduction to Gaming: Game design and storytelling by Spicatech Academy
9am – 4pm
Day 2 Dive into gaming: design, production, and coding
Design Thinking
Emotional Intelligence and Positive Psychology
9am – 4 pm
Day 3 Guest Speaker 2 – Gaming for good
Dive deeper into gaming
The Lean Canvas
Social Impact
9am – 4pm
Day 4 Pitching workshop
Work on presentations
Finalize game demo
Pitch in front of judges
Result announcement
Awards and Certificate Distribution
9am – 4 pm

Start On December 26, 2017
Duration 4 days
Level Beginner
Institution Riyada for Social Innovation
Type Youth Program
Price $250.00

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