TeenTech Festival

MTI

For North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire Schools

5th May 2022 (With a TeenTech Live Virtual Event on 29th March 2022)

Supported By

MIRA Technology Institute
Network Rail
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North Warwickshire Borough Council

We are thrilled to announce that TeenTech MTI will return in 2022. We are delighted to partner again with MIRA Technology Institute (MTI) to deliver this experience.

TeenTech MTI is now in its third year, bringing together students from North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire for an exciting and interactive programme that helps young people understand the range of opportunities across digital, science and technology and the many different entry points.

The in-person event on the MTI site will be preceded by a virtual innovation session to enable schools to involve as many Year 8/Year 9 students as they wish.

There are two parts to the experience and schools should join both parts.

Schools can engage as many students as they wish in the virtual event (Session 1) and then choose two teams of five to represent their school on the festival day (Session 2).

Session 1 – Virtual

29th March 2022 – 90 Minutes

Students will be able to access a TeenTech Innovation Live session with leading employers showcasing exciting aspects of their work. Students will be able to ask questions throughout and will then have the option of developing a mini-project. Schools can involve as many students as they wish on the virtual session.

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Session 2 – Festival Day

5th May 2022 – Half Day

Schools are invited to bring a mixed ability group of students for a sharply focussed half-day at MTI where they will network with employers who will give feedback on their project ideas and take part in exciting challenges and hands-on activities. Schools will be able to bring a group of up to 10 students for this day. It’s a day that changes minds – especially those who may never have previously considered a career in science or technology!

Morning (8:45am – 11:45am)
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Afternoon (12:15pm – 3:15pm)
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We have a limited number of places available for this special day and early booking is recommended.

What is a TeenTech Festival?

TeenTech Festivals are highly interactive and designed to inspire young teenagers and their teachers about the contemporary industries shaping their future.

These TeenTech events give students and teachers from across a region the opportunity to try their hand at immersive challenges and experiments, to handle cutting edge technology and, most importantly, to spend time with engineers, technologists and scientists from a wide range of companies influencing their 21st-century lives.

An Opportunity to Innovate

Pupils will work in teams, in roles aligned with a start-up company, to become the inventors of tomorrow in an hour-long workshop and challenge! Students will be designers, developers and marketing experts, using sensors, data and cutting edge technology, to tackle real-world problems! Following the TeenTech Festival, all students will have the opportunity to develop their ideas further and enter the TeenTech Awards.

Industry Insights

Pupils will meet, and talk to real-world innovators, large technology companies, and industry leaders. Pupils get an understanding of the industry, and can participate in simulated tasks that illustrate the real work that goes into science and technology. They will also interact with regional companies, showcasing the wide range of exciting science, technology and engineering companies that the students may not know exist.

Challenges

Pupils will compete in simulated tasks that demonstrate real world work by major science and technology companies, and prizes are awarded. This is a chance to experience innovations in science, technology and engineering, and a chance to show students that they have the skills required to be successful in these areas.

Support this TeenTech Festival

If you are a company, university or organisation that would like to run an activity or provide ambassadors at this festival, please register and we will send you full details.