10 Years of TeenTech - 2019 will be a busy year!

Posted on 18/12/2018 by IED

There are so many ways that you can get involved and help us inspire and support young people across the UK.

What we do…

TeenTech runs lively initiatives with a supporting Award scheme to help young teenagers see the wide range of career possibilities in Science, Engineering and Technology. We work collaboratively with companies, Universities, business organisations and education business partnerships to build sustainable and imaginative programmes focussing on regions of greater social need in the UK and Europe.

We are an award winning, industry-led organisation, founded in 2008 by Maggie Philbin and Chris Dodson to help the “X Factor” generation understand their true potential and the real opportunities available in the contemporary workplace.

All our activities are part of a coherent structure which enables learners, teachers and families to take new found interests and enthusiasms further.

TeenTech has won several awards including Best Engineering Event in Science and Engineering Week and has been recognised for the quality of our work to improve diversity by WISE, who presented CEO Maggie Philbin with an award for Best Outreach and Engagement.

Our alumni shine nationally and internationally, acting as powerful TeenTech ambassadors, helping thousands more young people recognise and develop their potential.

We would love you to be involved.

Volunteer for the TeenTech Awards

Are you an innovator? Do you have an idea which could make life easier, simpler or better? We want you to use your imagination, to think creatively.

This is a chance to ask “What if?” or even build a fun example of what this might look like.

The TeenTech Awards are for UK students from 11-16 (Years 7 to 11) and 16-19 (Years 12 to 13) working in teams of up to three to look at problems large and small to see if they can find a better way of doing things.

There will be a prize of £1000 to the winning school in each category and the overall winners will be presented with their awards by HRH Duke of York KG at Buckingham Palace.

Further information can be found here

Host an innovation session at your site

Inspire young people at your office! You decide how many and the age of students to suit your site and we will provide a suggested programme of activities and invite the students

Volunteer for in school sessions

We will be running over 70 sessions in schools for those who most need help and support. Would you like to provide volunteers in Doncaster, Oldham, Derby or Stoke? Volunteers can join us for an entire day or for two hours.

Thanks to support from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport we have added five new regional festivals to our events. Our 2019 programme will include Surrey, South Yorkshire, London, Portsmouth, Hampshire, Leicester,
Milton Keynes, Humber, Bristol, West Midlands, Manchester.

Become a sponsor

If you would like to be part of a movement which is making a significant difference, please do get in touch.

We would be delighted to discuss opportunities. We measure short and long term impact and know the initiative is particularly powerful in encouraging girls and students from disadvantaged backgrounds to consider careers in construction, applied sciences, technology and engineering.

If you would like further information about TeenTech or would like to get involved in any of the above please fill in this contact form


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