TeenTech Solent ran for the third year on May 18th 2017 with great support from lead sponsors Highbury College. If  you want to be part of this inspiring initiative in 2018 do get in touch by emailing

The award winning event saw teenagers from secondary schools across Portsmouth, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight working with over 140 scientists, engineers and technologists on a series of inspiring  challenges and experiments. Supporting their efforts were tech evangelists Kate Russell from BBCClick and TeenTech CEO, Maggie Philbin.

Organisations such as BAE Systems Maritime Services, Wartsila, QinetiQ, IBM UK, Airbus, Atkins Global, SMR and more ran activities to showcase their work.  Students will also be invited to turn ideas generated on the day into projects with support from companies.

TeenTech CEO, technology broadcaster Maggie Philbin OBE – known for programmes Bang Goes the Theory and Tomorrow’s World – aims to nurture teenage innovation through the award scheme and supporting events in schools all across the country. Maggie was one of the first people to test out many of the technologies taken for granted today, including the world’s first truly mobile phone, the first car navigation system as well as the first supermarket barcode reader.

Highbury College were  the Regional Headline sponsor of TeenTech Solent, with regional sponsorship from BAE Maritime Services, Wartsila UK, Pfizer and Portsmouth Water, additional sponsorship for the ideas wall came from Embecosm.

More videos and pictures will be available shortly. Get in touch if you’d like to support or attend this event in 2019.







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Regional Sponsors


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