VALERIE HANNON IN PORTUGAL

We will celebrate the end of the 7th Edition of Apps for Good with the unique opportunity to have Valerie Hannon – world leader in Innovation in Education – and João Costa – Secretary of State for Education – talk about how to reinvent schools for today’s challenges, moderated by Luís Fernandes – Director of the Training Centre of Póvoa de Varzim and Vila do Conde Schools Association – at 5.15pm at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

OECD Consultant on the Education 2030 Project

Valerie Hannon

State Secretary for Education in Portugal

João Costa

With the Moderation of

Director of CFAE - PVVC

Agenda

13h45 -14h00 | Registers/Check-In

14h00 – 15h35 | Part 1 Pitch Moment (3 minutes Pitch + 4 minutes Q&A)

15h35 – 15h45 | break

15h45 – 17h00 | Part 2 Pitch Moment

17h00 – 17h15 | Break| Check-In

17h15 – 18h00 | Chatting Moment – Reinventing schools for today’s challenges! – with Valerie Hannon and João Costa
18h00 – 18h40 | Awards Moment

THE FINALISTS

Meet the 22 technological solutions FINALISTS of the Regional Events (North, Central-South, Azores and Madeira) of the 7th Edition of Apps for Good and that will be present at the Final Event on September 29th at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon.

DaddyWithoutBaby

Escola Básica Dr. Abranches Ferrão, Seia

Description: Our application aims to find solutions to the problem of parents who unfortunately cannot or do not have children, through specialised information, access to products and services at affordable prices and exchange of information between users with the same problems.

DaddyWithoutBaby

3 | Quality Health

QR COLD

Escola Secundária da Quinta do Marquês, Oeiras

Description: Lack of information has always been a major enemy of health, this app proposes to put an end to this problem by providing direct access to the information of the patient in question. The application in conjunction with a one-person QR code will provide the solution targeting the elderly in day care centres, with qualified people taking care and taking advantage of each person’s data.

QR COLD

3 | Quality Health

SafeShop

ENTA – Escola de Novas Tecnologias dos Açores

Description:
Our application is part of a management system for access to commercial spaces. With our application people know, via a traffic light system, if a shopping space is full or if they can go shopping. With the SafeShop app and by using the coordinates of your smartphone it is possible to access information on the capacity of the shops and other information. This is a proposal to improve people’s time management and increase the sense of security.

SafeShop

3 | Quality Health

Fala Comigo, Posso ajudar?

Escola Básica de Real, Braga

Description: A Fala comigo, Posso ajudar? emerges as a necessity in the face of the proliferation of behaviours that indicate a lot of anguish, a lot of accumulation of negative thoughts in a great number of young people, when confronted with uncertainty about the future. Behaviours that have a significant impact on their quality of life. Taking care of your mental health has become a priority
An “I AM HERE” whenever a facial expression or a less normal heartbeat is detected can make the difference.

Fala Comigo, Posso ajudar?

3 | Quality Health

CourHelp

Escola Básica de Real, Braga

Description:
CourHelp is an app that was created due to the difficulty many young people have in choosing a higher education course with which they identify and that can provide them professional and personal success. The wrong choice can bring numerous consequences. CourHelp helps you to make a careful analysis of some relevant points so that the choice can be successful. In particular it counts on the collaboration of former students to share their experience.

CourHelp

4 | Quality Education

See the Future

Escola Secundária de Gafanha da Nazaré, Ílhavo

Description: Our application would follow our entire school career, through psycho-technical tests, keeping a record of all our grades throughout the years and, according to that evaluation, it would indicate the most suitable course to follow. The app would also show the various courses we have access to with our average, the respective exams required, as well as the Universities that cover the chosen course. This app would be quite innovative as we are at a decisive stage in our lives!

See the Future

4 | Quality Education

UniAccess

Escola Secundária da Quinta do Marquês, Oeiras

Description: It is very difficult for secondary school students to find information about higher education courses and applications as it is scattered. So we decided to create an app that gathers most of the available information about the choice of university, having as differentiating elements the location, the amount of tuition fees and whether it is public or private, calculates the student’s average and compares it with the course, and helps in the choice of this, using a psychotechnical questionnaire.

UniAccess

4 | Quality Education

Multi School

Escola Secundária Francisco Franco, Madeira

Description: It is intended to contribute to the organisation of the students’ school activities, with the marking of tests and assignments, class and school diaries, assessment elements, making it possible to record notebooks. It will facilitate communication between students and teachers. Students may send justifications of absence to the Class Director or send other documents to a specific teacher or student. Parents and guardians can follow their children’s progress through school.

Multi School

4 | Quality Education

AquaSaver App

Escola Secundária da Maia, Valongo

Description: The AquaSaver App sets an alarm that goes off when the amount of water and time considered necessary for a bath has been exceeded. It aims to improve the living conditions of the population that suffers daily from the difficulties of water scarcity and unequal water distribution. The secret ingredient is being able to visualise water expenses on our mobile phone and analyse them, which will allow greater control over them and contribute to reducing water bills.

AquaSaver App

6 | Drinking Water and Sanitation

Zelp

Escola Básica e Secundária D. Martinho Vaz de Castelo Branco, Vila Franca de Xira

Description: Our app, Zelp, aims to expand the job opportunity for young people, aged 15-25 years old by performing any task/service to another person requesting that help, something never before done or even thought of. What sets us apart from other apps is the idea itself as well as the new chances our app offers teenagers.

Zelp

8 | Decent Work and Economic Growth

ÉSSE Travelling

Escola Básica e Secundária D. Martinho Vaz de Castelo Branco, Vila Franca de Xira

Description: The Covid-19 pandemic had devastating consequences on tourism-related sectors, and the number of unemployed reached unprecedented levels. The app Ésse travelling, aims to relaunch national and international tourism in order to recover the economy, facilitating travel and visits to large and small cities, giving the user a wide range of places to visit, activities to do. We also have several other features that make our app unique.

ÉSSE Travelling

8 | Decent Work and Economic Growth

Ver Braga de André Soares: do granito ao oiro

Escola Secundária D. Maria II, Braga

Description: Creation of an app that fills the need of access to interactive maps of the city of Braga, to a wide range of visitors, including deaf people.

They contain selected locations and descriptions validated by leading scientific curators.

Ver Braga de André Soares: do granito ao oiro

10 | Reducing Inequalities

Eco Challenge

Escola Secundária Tomás Cabreira, Faro

Description: Nowadays, we hear a lot about the impact of human activity on the planet and it is becoming increasingly urgent to preserve it, yet many people do not realise how necessary this change is or how to contribute, sometimes due to lack of information, will or effort. So our app aims to encourage users to develop the notion of sustainability as well as to promote it by practicing acts that help the planet.

Eco Challenge

11 | Sustainable Cities and Communities

11Fontes

Colégio Senhor dos Milagres

Description: The application 11Fontes, more than solving the problem of the recurring habit of buying plastic water bottles and jugs, intends to be the application of the municipality of Leiria that gives the effective solution to find the nearest source of drinking water. In addition to being able to know if we are near a fountain, with 11Fountains, we know in real time the occupation of the fountain and also the possibility of booking it for the most convenient date. Refill your bottle for free!

11Fontes

11 | Sustainable Cities and Communities

Netos de Companhia

Escola Básica e Secundária de Vialonga, Vila Franca de Xira

Description: Nowadays, the elderly find themselves more alone and isolated, having difficulties in moving around and carrying out their routines. Our app aims to help these people through volunteers who want to be foster grandchildren. Like a good grandchild, it will help to carry out the activities they need, keep them company when sharing stories and experiences, help them remember their appointments, medication, among others. This project will be an asset for the elderly and also for their grandchildren.

Netos de Companhia

11 | Sustainable Cities and Communities

Elpper

Escola Secundária Dr. Francisco Fernandes Lopes – Olhão

Description: This application aims to help people who have just entered a new school or a new place, such as a shopping centre. These people don’t know where the classrooms or their favourite shop are. Therefore, we have created an application that through a virtual path with augmented reality will help these people to find these places so that they do not arrive late to class and quickly find the desired shop and on the way meet other places of interest.

Elpper

11 | Sustainable Cities and Communities

UpCM

Colégio Militar

Description: This non-profit application aims to facilitate the exchange, sale and donation of school uniforms. The application also allows the exchange of messages which facilitates communication between users thus determining a place and a way of doing business.

UpCM

12 | Sustainable Production and Consumption

4Planet

Escola Secundária Camilo Castelo Branco, Vila Nova de Famalicão

Description: Most citizens do not know their ecological footprint, i.e. the impact they have on the planet. Based on this assumption, our target audience is young people aged 10-15 years, as they will be the future generation and in them lies the hope of our planet. We want all users to be challenged to reduce their ecological footprint by adopting sustainable behaviours. Our secret ingredient is the ability to challenge friends/neighbours…to meet challenges that will save the Planet!

4Planet

12 | Sustainable Production and Consumption

ECO-TAINER

Escola Secundária de Alfena, Valongo

Description: Our app aims to stimulate recycling by the most reluctant consumers or those who require more effort, by rewarding them. Through it, the consumer can locate the ecopoint closest to his location in the municipality of Valongo. When you go to the recycling bin, you will find a sign with a QR code on it which, when read by the application, generates points which, when accumulated, can be converted into discounts at local partners committed to environmental sustainability.

ECO-TAINER

12 | Sustainable Production and Consumption

MyOwn

Escola Secundária Camilo Castelo Branco, Vila Nova de Famalicão

Description: In our school every year students lose clothes and other items, which are kept in the lost property room without being claimed. To solve this problem we created the MyOwn solution. This solution features a native application for Android phones and a customised label. Through the application, and by scanning the label, it is possible to quickly and reliably identify the owner of the clothes and the lost objects.

MyOwn

12 | Sustainable Production and Consumption

RestaurArte

Escola Secundária de Paços de Ferreira, Estabelecimento Prisional Vale do Sousa

Description: RestaurArte is a native app and a channel to facilitate communication between restoration professionals and clients. Furniture restoration is used to add financial value to an old piece of furniture and/or to adapt a piece of furniture to perform a new function. Thus, the use of the app will serve as leverage for the restoration of furniture and, therefore, will contribute to the reduction of resource consumption, preserving the environment, and contributing to the increase of the circular economy.

RestaurArte

13 | Climate Action

Eco Benefit

Escola Básica Irmãos Passos, Guifões, Matosinhos

Description: It is estimated that 5.07 million tonnes of waste is produced every year in Portugal, with an environmental impact that could jeopardise the sustainability of natural ecosystems. Today it is known that much of the rubbish deposited in the wrong places ends up in the sea.
This idea is directed at waste collection , with the aim of reducing the impact of pollution. It aims to combine citizens’ ecological awareness with a challenging/fun movement, as well as involving companies that have environmental concerns.

Eco Benefit

14 | Protecting marine life

PARTNERS

Partners of the 7th Edition of Apps for Good Portugal