TeenTech runs one-day events at venues across the UK, involving around 300 pupils from 30 different schools, with a year-round supporting awards scheme, to help young teenagers see the wide range of career possibilities in science, engineering and technology. TeenTech is an industry-led initiative, founded in 2008 by Maggie Philbin and Chris Dodson.
At TeenTech events students participate at hands-on exhibits and challenges run by leading organisations.
The yearly TeenTech awards are for UK students aged from 11-16 (Years 7 to 11) and 17-18 (Years 12 to 13) working in teams of up to three, to look at problems, large and small, to see if they can find a better way of doing things. Every year the best projects go forward to the Royal Society for judging and the winners are invited by the TeenTech patron, HRH Duke of York to Buckingham Palace.
There are a number of categories for entry including "Future of Food".