Technopop London is a new four-week, pop-up festival that is bringing cutting-edge science, technology, design and innovation to schools, students and families. Supported by Royal Wharf developer Oxley International Holdings, Technopop aims to inspire, enthuse and inform over 100,000 young people about the ideas and innovations that will shape their future in both work and play.
The festival will take place at The International Quarter (TIQ) on the edge of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, from 8 October to 2 November 2014, and is free for all children and students aged 6 to 19.
“Technopop is a truly cutting-edge event. We are giving kids the chance to explore careers in sectors and industries that are only just emerging,” explained Technopop Founding Director, Jo Tasker.
“With its focus on future technologies, Technopop not only gives companies a platform to showcase their latest innovations in an exciting environment, but also offers vital inspiration to the employees, inventors, designers, scientists and entrepreneurs of the future.”
Supporting the UK’s mission to promote the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) agenda, Technopop will be a hive of interactivity and hands-on learning experiences from 3D printing to smart cities. Focusing on a different theme each week, Technopop will provide visitors with practical activities, a high-tech exhibition, shows and workshops, as well as careers information and role models from start-ups and leading industries.