We are thrilled to announce that TeenTech City 2016/7, London’s most inspiring Technology and Science event will this year be held at the Emirates Stadium, home of Arsenal Football Club on 12th January 2017. It is very exciting to bring over 200 scientists, engineers and technologists to this prestigious venue to share a day of challenges and experiments with Year 8 and Year 9 students from schools across London. Please note there will be also be a later session on 12th January for Year 12 and 13 to meet employers and a special event on 11th January for younger students who have participated in the TeenTech City of Tomorrow project across the UK.
TeenTech is a very carefully timetabled and immersive experience, fun but focussed giving students and young people a real insight into the industries of the future and the skills they need to take advantage of them.
Last year the atmosphere was electric with a record number of students and schools enjoying a unique insight into opportunities in contemporary industry. We had support from over 50 Tech and Science organisations who all brought along their amazing range of interactive activities and challenges including: Atkins, BBC, Barclays, Bloomberg, CISCO, Cummins, Innovate UK, Gensler, IBM, Maplin, National Grid, Network Rail, Queen Mary University London, Salesforce, Samsung, Symantec, Sodexo, Tech London Advocates, Thames Water & Tideway Tunnels, Tech will Save Us and University City London.
The impact of the day is considerable, particularly on girls. On arrival only 22% said they were fairly or very interested in a career in engineering at the beginning of the day, whilst 71% felt that way at the end of the day.
If you would like your school to attend, please register here.
If you would like to participate as a company please register here.
If you would like to participate as an ambassador please register here.
You can see more pictures from last year’s event here.
TeenTech has run for four years in East London – three times in the Copper Box with the inaugural event being held in “Cisco House” – the stunning temporary event space which overlooked the Olympic Park during the 2012 games. This report on BBC Click gives you a flavour of the day of the first event.
The event has always been enthusiastically received by local schools and received overwhelmingly positive feedback for providing an engaging day, full of hands-on challenges and experiments.
We are indebted to our sponsors City of London Corporation, Queen Mary’s College London, University College London, Just IT, Westminster Kingsway College and Thames Water who are so supportive in many different ways and make the event possible. If you would like to become a sponsor for the event please contact firstname.lastname@example.org