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Students tackling real life company challenges

Marc Villareal, St Mary's CB, Christine Williamson, Banbridge Academy, Callum Watson, RBAI, Bryan Baguley, Antrim Grammar teacher, Ellie Mayne, Antrim Grammar, Yasmin Fitzpatrick, Assumption Grammar and Ashleigh Harris, Catalyst

ALMOST 200 pupils are gathering in Titanic Belfast for the Generation Innovation work experience programme.

Hosted by Catalyst, the four-day event tackles real life company challenges using design thinking, development of a product/service prototype.

It culminates in a `pitch-off' in front of 26 innovation companies.

The aim is to energise the imaginations and aspirations of young people by increasing their awareness of future careers in innovation.

Through building relationships with schools and exciting companies focused on innovation in Northern Ireland, GI aims to provide incredible opportunities for students by opening the doors into these companies or by inspiring and supporting them to become successful entrepreneurs within the industry.

The event runs until Thursday.

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