Launching the Fujitsu Graduate Innovation Challenge

Mark Jackson
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Fujitsu is seeking innovative ideas from UK students to help keep children safe online – with an amazing prize on offer for the best idea. If you’re at University, keen to innovate and make the world a better place, then we want to hear from you!

Read on to find out more…

Why this matters

Technology holds incredible promise to change our society for the better, and tackle many of the most pressing challenges we face.  However, to deliver its true benefits, it is vital that we can use technology safely, without fear of putting ourselves at risk.

One innovation we’ve all benefitted from is the Internet. Whether it’s sharing information with colleagues, researching the world’s data, shopping online or simply keeping up with holiday photos on Facebook, the Internet has connected people & organisations in a way we couldn’t have imagined even ten years ago – let alone twenty.

Right now, however, the benefits of connection are tarnished by the risks. Identity theft, loss of privacy, phishing attacks, malware, online fraud, viruses… All of these and more can make using the internet a frustrating and sometimes dangerous experience.

Worst of all though are the risks to the most vulnerable – children. From cyber-bullying and trolling through to abuse and exploitation, the potential for harm to young people is very real.

All of us have a responsibility to help protect children online – particularly technology companies such as Fujitsu.  This is why we’re partnering with Action for Children and the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) for the Fujitsu Graduate Innovation Challenge.

The Challenge

The brief is simple:

“Create an innovative solution that helps protect children online.”

If you & your University peers have some great ideas, then we’d love to hear from you. You can find out more about the challenge over on our website – which also explains how to enter.

Why participate?

Over and above helping to make the internet a safer place, there’s a lot to be gained from taking part.

The winning team in the Challenge will gain automatic entry onto our 2016 Graduate Programme*.

Runners-up will have the chance to meet and learn from some of our senior directors, whilst all finalist teams will benefit from industry mentors. We hope this will help to build networks and give you valuable insights for your future careers.

So – if you’re interested, head over to our website and get involved!

For more information

Action for Children

CEOP

The Guardian – advice from Security professionals

* Subject to terms & conditions as detailed on our website.

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