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Innovation Sessions

Sponsors, companies and universities offer Innovation sessions to support the TeenTech Award teams.

These take a number of forms but all will provide help and support for student projects together with an inspiring opportunity to experience an aspect of their facility.

Innovation sessions are running at AME, Coventry University, The Robotics Lab, University of the West of England. and Goonhilly in Cornwall. More sessions will be announced shortly.

Please complete this registration form if you wish to attend with your students. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Bristol Robotics Workshop, University of West of England. 

1pm – 4pm  Feb 11th 2015  Book here

The Bristol Robotics Workshop is responsible for some of the most exciting work in robotics in the UK and world wide. This session will provide lots of ideas for projects which involve an element of robotics  and will also gives students privileged access to some of the most talented engineers and scientists working in this field. A very exciting afternoon!
1. Welcome and intro to the lab. Professor Winfield will give a short illustrated talk about the robotics in the lab. Come prepared with losts of questions about the future of robotics!
2. Workshop. Students will be given feedback and ideas for their TeenTech Award projects.
3. Robot entrepreneurs (40 mins). There is  ‘incubator’ in the lab, with ~10 new start-up companies. Most were students themselves until a year ago and they will  come and talk about what they are doing. Not just the tech, but the process of starting a company, etc, and what it has meant to them.
4. Tour of the lab (30 mins).
Goonhilly Earth Station  Feb 25th 11-3 pm  Book here
We are thrilled to announce a special opportunity for TeenTech Award students to explore Goonhilly, understand more about career opportunities in the aerospace industry, take part in some creative hands on activities and have feedback on their projects from some of the sharpest minds in the industry.
Details currently being finalised . We only have 40 places available and they will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

AME TeenTech experience day

Coventry University last year supported a number of schools and student teams who entered TeenTech, and had several finalists.

This year sees this support growing through three experience days, which are to be held at its purpose built Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (AME) Institute. The institute building is located on the prestigious automotive component suppliers site (Unipart) in Coventry.

The day is helpful for students entering all categories of the awards.

Each of the experience days have been designed to be interactive, so that you get the most out of the day, and also act as a building block as you progress through to the final.

Theme one: Creative thinking 06/12/2014 10am – 3pm Book here

The aim of the session is to teach and involve participants using techniques to identify possible creative solutions to a problem, which they can then apply to their TeenTech category.

Tea, coffee and lunch will be provided

Theme two: Product manufacture 14/03/2015 10am – 3pm Book here

The aim of this session is to give help and guidance on possible sustainable manufacturing processes and materials used for the TeenTech products, an activity will see students make the same structure from different types of material and review their performance against the customer brief.

Students will have access to equipment in the AME workshop area and will meet experts in materials and manufacturing.

Tea, coffee and lunch provided

Theme three: Marketing & presentation skills 25/04/2015 10am – 3pm Book here

The aim of this session is to give help in practical ways to market the TeenTech products, using PowerPoint presentations, poster design, video/ animation, understanding your target audience and presentation skills.

Teams will meet and learn from marketing staff and have access to A1 printers

Tea, coffee and lunch provided