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8th July 2022 (With a TeenTech Live Virtual Event on 24th June 2022)

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York St John University

This year students attending the TeenTech York Festival will share their own ideas for the safer, kinder, smarter TeenTech City of Tomorrow.

They will receive feedback from industry experts and will join us for an exciting day of hands-on challenges and experiments on the York St John University campus which will bring the world of science, technology and engineering to life.

TeenTech City of Tomorrow invites young people to design ideas for the safer, smarter, kinder City of Tomorrow, surfacing careers in the connected city, increasing awareness of global sustainability goals, citizenship.

Students consider how physical spaces (home, health, education sport, entertainment, commercial) can provide better experiences for everyone and how they might play a part in the inclusive, digitally connected, city of the future.

The emphasis is on bold creative thinking with live feedback from local and national employers.

Students get to DREAM BIG, creating buildings for their TeenTech City of Tomorrow and becoming designers, technologists and engineers.

The in-person event will be preceded by a virtual innovation session to enable schools to involve as many Year 6 students as they wish.

When you register, you’ll be emailed a link to the teacher briefing.

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

24th June 2022 – 9:30am – 2:30pm

Due to popular demand, we are running a second virtual TeenTech City of Tomorrow Live Build Day on June 24th, to allow more schools to take part.

During this virtual event, which runs upfront of the Festival Day, students will work in teams to create a building for the safer, smarter and kinder city of tomorrow.

This session is open to as many students as you like in Years 6.

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Session 2 – Festival Day

8th July 2022 – 9:30am – 3:00pm

Schools will select ten students (two teams of five) that took part in Session 1 to bring their projects to the TeenTech Festival on 8th July (at Creative Centre at York St John University) where they will receive feedback from experts and also participate in a series of lively challenges and activities which bring the world of science and technology to life.

We will provide downloadable resources and participation packs to schools after registration. 

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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.


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.