The Delta Innovation Camp is an experiential education program organized by Junior Achievement to encourage creativity, critical thinking, teamwork and problem solving among university students. Innovation Camps provide an intensive experience for students to propose solutions within a limited time, given access to tools, information and resources to real-world business challenges. It is a cross-disciplinary, inter-institutional program with teams of students from diverse backgrounds who do not know each other having to adapt quickly and find out how to work together efficiently.
100 students would be selected from applications from undergraduate students across Accra. These students would be put in 12 groups of 8 or 9 participants. Each individual group would typically reflect the diversity of disciplines and institutions at the camp. All students would go through a design thinking and innovation training for an hour and half, after which the camp challenges would be introduced.
The business challenges are design by Delta Airlines and reflect real problems faced by the company. There would be two challenges and each team would be randomly assigned to work on one. After the introduction of the challenge, participants would have to two and half hours to brainstorm and design a solution for the challenge to which they were assigned through a PowerPoint presentation.
Based on a 3-minute presentation, and 2 minutes of Q&A, teams would be judged on a scale of 1 (Poor) – 5 (Excellent) on the following criteria: Understanding of the challenge, Originality/Innovation of the solutions, Feasibility of the proposed solutions, Structure of the presentation and presentation skills, Teamwork and handling of Q&A.
The winning teams for the individual challenges would be presented with several souvenirs from Delta as well as exciting prizes and opportunities.