After two years and 25 virtual events, we’re thrilled to be running the TeenTech Cardiff Festival in person!

The festival will bring local and national companies face to face with students and their teachers to engage in hands-on activities aimed at opening their eyes to the fantastic opportunities in science, technology and engineering. Companies taking part include Admiral, Airbus, Arup, AWS, AtkinsRéalis, Afanti Media, BBC Wales, Bletchley Park, BAE Systems, British Computer Society, CSA Catapult, JBA Trust, Pathogen Genomics Unit Public Health Wales, NWSSP, Oracle, Stable, South Wales Police, Swansea Bay NHS Renal Unit, Tiny Rebel Games, The Urbanists, Wincanton and 160th Welsh Brigade. They are joined by staff from the following Cardiff University departments: Engineering, Medicine, Computer Science, Institute for Compound Semiconductors, Physics and Astronomy, Cardiff Dental School.

The day will allow students to spend meaningful time with company representatives and take part in tasks and challenges which provide them and their teachers with a much greater understanding of different sectors. The students will also engage in an innovation session where they can develop their own ideas to make life smarter, simpler, safer or more fun. They can then enter them into the annual TeenTech Awards which celebrates the best ideas from around the UK.

TeenTech festivals provide the environment for inspirational experiences which can be life changing for the young people and allow companies to connect with potential future employees in a meaningful way.

Professor Rudolf Allemann who is the Pro Vice-Chancellor for International and Student Recruitment, and Head of the College of Physical Sciences and Engineering said:

“We’re delighted to continue building on the fantastic partnership we have with TeenTech through the first in-person Festival Day this year. Once again, careers in digital, science and technology will be brought to life through this innovative and inspiring programme of activity. Working together to find sustainable solutions to the world’s challenges is at the heart of Cardiff University’s mission, and TeenTech is a wonderful opportunity for young people from all parts of Wales to discover their own vital roles in delivering towards a more sustainable future for us all.”

Co-founder of TeenTech and former Tomorrow’s World reporter Maggie Philbin OBE says, ‘We are so thrilled to be working with Cardiff University to deliver the TeenTech Festival in Wales. After two years and 25 virtual events, the event will bring together students, teachers and leading companies to inspire and identify the talent of tomorrow. From broadcast engineering to cyber security, artificial intelligence to the future of health, students will get a glimpse of so many career pathways open to them right here in Wales’.