Applications open for 'Design Your Future City' 2024!

What is Design Your Future City?

‘Design Your Future City’ is a free week-long programme for TY students offered by Academy of the Near Future, a collaboration between CONNECT, the SFI Research Centre for Future Networks headquartered at Trinity College Dublin and Dublin City Council.

This year we are excited to partner with The Digital Hub to scale the programme into the Smart D8 District.

This years’ programme will explore how technology can support people to tackle health and well-being challenges. You will get a chance to reflect on these themes through creative hands-on workshops, and create your own innovative idea to try and solve them!

Highlights from the week include:

  • Interactive workshops bringing together art, design, and science where you will collaborate with others to solve problems

  • Experimenting with citizen science to explore the links between climate change and health and wellbeing

  • Meet the leading STEM, design and healthcare innovation experts in the area

This unique innovation and mentorship programme is a fantastic way to build confidence, get creative, learn new skills and, most importantly, have fun!

Check out the video below to see some footage from this year’s Design Your Future City Week.