TeenTech Awards winners attended an event at Buckingham Palace to celebrate their inventions, hosted by the organisation’s patron, HRH The Duke of York KG.
The event took place on 26 February, where winners presented The Duke of York with their inventions designed to make life ‘better, simpler, safer, or more fun’.
269 schools registered to take part in the awards, and over 1,500 students took part, from schools both in the UK and Europe.
Support from the TeenTech programme is enabling teenagers to develop incredible ideas and projects, and helping students understand their own potential.
– Maggie Philbin, TeenTech
Inventions included drones to detect and absorb pollutants, an app to calculate a safe route home from school, and a suitcase that provides everything for the stressed commuter, with space for clothes, a workspace, and somewhere to sit.
Maggie Philbin, TeenTech co-founder and Tomorrow’s World presenter said: “Support from the TeenTech programme is enabling teenagers to develop incredible ideas and projects, and helping students understand their own potential.”
She added: “Schools and students taking part in the TeenTech programme are provided with resources and year-round support including access mentors all over the world. They can also attend a series of live innovation events and workshops with more than 200 scientists, engineers and technology pioneers”
More information on the TeenTech Awards, and how to enter for 2019 can be found at teentech.com