TeenTech Innovation Days at Home

Do you want to meet some exciting people who work in science and technology?

TeenTech Innovation Sessions offer students, aged 11 – 18, insight into world-class organisations and the opportunities that lie within them. We are now offering these sessions online and each session will be hosted by a leading TeenTech sponsor or supporting company.

You can ask questions, develop your own solutions to global challenges and learn more about different careers. 

Do you want to work in the music business? Or design games? Can you imagine what the future of food or the future of transport might look like?

Every week you can participate in these exciting and inspiring sessions. You can join the session as an individual (parents/carers must register for students under 16) or teachers can ask their entire class to register.

Every session will finish with a Challenge set by the industry experts. You can choose to work on this challenge as an individual or as a team. The workshop will help generate ideas.

The activity highlights career pathways in Tech, Science and Engineering and promotes good citizenship.

Once you have completed the registration form, we will be in touch with details on how you can join the live Innovation Sessions and download worksheets for the workshop.

Upcoming Innovation Days at Home

Wednesday 3rd June, 10:00am – Future of Music Innovation Day at Home

What is it like to work in the music industry? Have you ever thought about being in a band, managing a band or making sure their music reached millions? The music industry has changed beyond recognition over the past twenty years, so we’ll talk to the experts about what they think the future holds. Janice Long (Radio Broadcaster) will be talking to White Lies, a leading band who got together while they were still at school, along with the people who’ve been responsible for supporting them. So join us for industry insight on June 3rd – whether you want to be on the main stage at Glastonbury, develop the latest tech to make music sound sensational or bring people together for a Summer of Virtual Festivals.

Wednesday 10th June, 10:00am – Innovation Day at Home with Atkins

Wednesday 17th June, 10:00am – Game Design Innovation Day at Home

Join us for an Innovation Day at Home exploring the topics of gaming and game design. We will take a look at current gaming trends, the technology pioneering the future of videogames, and some of the issues the gaming industry faces. We will then be setting you the challenge of designing a game of your own, inspiring you to tackle some of the issues discussed and to imagine how new technology could drive new gameplay experiences. This Innovation Day at Home will be hosted by Kate Russell (technology journalist, reporter and author) and Ali Maggs (TeenTech workshop host and an app and game developer) with special guests.

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TeenTech Live Innovation Days offer students aged 11-18 the opportunity to apply their knowledge of science, technology and engineering.

We will be running online Live Innovation Days, taking place on Wednesday mornings with a feedback session on Friday mornings. During a Live Innovation Day, our workshop leader and special guests will talk through a lively presentation and introduce that week's challenge.

Each live Virtual Session usually takes place on a Wednesday at 10:00am and will be followed by a live Feedback Session on the Friday at 11:30am.

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How will students watch the TeenTech at Home event?
Once parents have registered, TeenTech will contact them with a link where the students can watch the event live. This link will be for a private page on the TeenTech website where the video will be streamed.

What platform does TeenTech use for TeenTech at Home events?
The video stream is broadcast using YouTube’s live event technology, straight to the TeenTech website. The students can watch the presenters but the presenters will not be able to see or hear the students or communicate with them directly. YouTube’s Live Chat functionality will be disabled.

Can students interact with the presenters during the live stream?
There will be a private messaging box on the TeenTech site which students can use to ask the presenters questions without submitting personal information (other than their first name and nearest town). Questions from the students will be answered live by the presenters during the stream.

How long are the live sessions?
Both the Introduction and Feedback sessions are roughly an hour long.

Can I work in teams and how can I do this from home?
You can absolutely work in teams! Perhaps you could involve siblings? Or students can work with friends, virtually, using – for example – Skype, FaceTime, Teams, Zoom, or WhatsApp.