Academy of the Near Future is calling Transition Year students across Ireland to identify a challenge in their local area for a chance to participate in our Visioneers TY Week!

Design Your Future City is a week-long programme for Transition Year students to explore science, engineering, art and design. Students will explore the future of cities through collaborative and interdisciplinary workshops and discussion, sparking creativity and critical thinking. You will be introduced to smart city technologies and supported to become a smart technology innovator, developing your own solution to challenges facing our cities and towns both now and in the future.

Who can apply?

The Visioneers TY Week is open to all Transition Year students based in the Republic of Ireland. This week is for the curious and the inexperienced. You don’t need to be familiar with coding or tech, just be enthusiastic about creating better future cities, towns and communities! It is not necessary to have attended one of our Visioneers workshops to enter.

How to apply?

To apply for a place on our Visioneers TY Week, you’ll need to complete this application form.

To enter, we want you to describe a challenge in your city, town or community local area, and then imagine a way that technology could try and solve it!


Transition Year students may submit applications from Sep. 1st 2021 to Jan 31st 2022

20 students will be selected to attend our Visioneers TY Week. Participants will be informed in Feb 2022 with the TY Week taking place in March 2022.