The Duke of York visited Cambridge on 2nd December, 2015 with a programme focussed on Education and Skills, and Entrepreneurship.
His Royal Highness started the day with a visit to the University of Cambridge Computer Lab to launch the Cambridge Coding Academy iDEA Badge. The Duke of York founded iDEA to improve the digital and enterprise skills of young people. Cambridge Coding Academy, in collaboration with the University of Cambridge Computer Lab, run personalised workshops teaching young people the essentials of coding and technology.
During the visit The Duke met with secondary school students, and viewed the video games they had coded using the Cambridge Coding Academy online platform. His Royal Highness awarded each of the students a Coding Visuals iDEA Badge.
Later, His Royal Highness opened Barclays Eagle Labs, Cambridge. Barclays Eagle Labs support local businesses, students, Entrepreneurs and community groups with the resources and tools needed for digital fabrication, including laser cutters and 3D printers.
The Duke viewed projects from Eagle Labs users and was also joined by Raspberry Pi, who taught young Eagle Labs users lessons in programming. Raspberry Pi is a charity helping people learn about coding and digital technology, His Royal Highness has been Patron of Raspberry Pi since 2014.
His Royal Highness ended the day at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School. The Duke visited to officially open the school’s Entrepreneurship Centre, which His Royal Highness became Patron of earlier this year. During the visit, The Duke of York met with a number of start-ups including Pitch@Palace 4.0 Entrepreneurs Cambridge Bio-Augmentation Systems and Entomos.
His Royal Highness said “I wish the Entrepreneurship Centre every success. Thank you for asking me to be Patron of an organisation dedicated to Entrepreneurship.”
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