Posted on March 1, 2019 by staff

TeenTech winners celebrate at Buckingham Palace


The winners of an industry-led UK initiative for young people aged 8 to 18 have celebrated with attendance at Buckingham Palace.

The next generation of innovators met TeenTech patron HRH The Duke of York KG at Buckingham Palace to share their bold inventions, designed to make life ‘better, simpler, safer or more fun’ using the power of science and technology.

Ideas include drones to detect and absorb pollutants, an app that calculates a safe way home from school and a suitcase that provides everything for the stressed commuter, with room for clothes, a workspace and even somewhere to sit.

Nearly 270 schools registered to take part in the Awards and over 1500 students were involved from schools across the UK and Europe.

Sumair Mohammed from Evelyn Grace Academy in Brixton was named Teacher of the Year. His school has participated for two years , over which time he has seen the number of students wanting to be involved soar from 8 to 80.

“The winners can be really proud of their achievements and what’s particularly exciting is how the impact goes deep beyond them into a school,” said Maggie Philbin, TeenTech co-founder and Tomorrow’s World presenter.

“Support from the TeenTech Programme is enabling teenagers to develop incredible ideas and projects and helping students understand their own potential.”

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 from companies such as Accenture, Atkins, Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, GSK, JVC Kenwood, Symantec, FDM Group, Cross Country Trains, Rolls Royce and Lloyds Banking Group.”


Energy: Loughborough Grammar School, Loughborough

BioPump An electronic water pump that is completely self-sufficient and environmentally friendly.

Future of Rail: Ranelagh School, Berkshire

Travel Anywhere Case: A smart case that combines a mode of transport, work space and seat.

Future of Health (joint winners): Sheffield High School, Sheffield

Copper Assist: A bandage with a patch of copper to prevent infections after surgery

Future of Health (joint winners): The Greenwich Free School, Greenwich

Simple Reminders: A reminder app for patients with dementia.

Education: Sandbach High School, Sandbach

Simpletexts: An app that will scan text and automatically simplify and summarise.

Wearable Tech: Bromley High School, Bromley

Echolocanimals: Earrings that give visually impaired people information about their surroundings.

Music, Media & Entertainment: Evelyn Grace Academy, Lambeth

The Augmented Reality Comic Book: Physical comic book with an app which generates a videogame.

Environment: Farlingaye High School, Suffolk

Geotex: Intelligent flying drones that can identify pollutants and absorb them.

Safety & Security: Channing School, London

Project Safety: An app that calculates a secure route for school children to get home safely.

Fashion & Retail: Farlingaye High School, Suffolk

Fashion Fusion: An app to log your clothes to reduce wastage, help select outfits and help sell items easily.

Design & Construction: Healing School, Lincolnshire

Contain Your Future: A sustainable housing to create affordable housing for the homeless in Grimsby.

Future of Food: Thurston Community School, Suffolk

AFRAPAK: A catering solution providing nutritional aid to those in impoverished and famine areas

Future of Transport: Minehead Middle School, Somerset

LED Skateboard: New skateboard that features LED wheels and rims, speakers for playing music.

Digital Skills: Horbury Academy, West Yorkshire

Memory Medication: Dispenser that will ensure that people with memory problems take their medication.

Manufacturing: Amelia Roberts

Light Pollution? Why?: An affordable smart attachment for existing lamp posts to reduce light pollution.

Research & Information Literacy: The Ladies College, Guernsey

Device to identify sugars in foods: Research of sugar amount in fruit drinks to be used for device for diabetics.

Tech for all: St George’s School, Birmingham

Solar Pi: Raspberry Pi based solar powered computer designed to teach people coding and digital skills.

Best Innovation – Concept : WMG Academy, Coventry

Aether Motion: Medical aid to address the psychological issues of many patients.

Best Innovation – Model, prototype or product: Mill Hill School, London

Anti-motion Stabiliser: Support for those suffering from Parkinson’s to achieve improved dexterity.

Best Research Project: Oakham School, Rutland

Underrepresentation of women in computer science: An inquiry into the causes

Data Science (joint winners): Sandbach High School, Sandbach

Sensor Track: A testing rig composed of 80 infrared sensors connected by Arduinos positioned along the track.

Data Science (joint winners): Sutton Grammar School, Surrey

Vertigo: A data logger used to track position, acceleration and rotation of an object.

People’s Choice Award: Dalziel High School, North Lanarkshire

Cloud Data Storage: Reinvented black box for planes which streams important data and location information.

Teacher of the Year: Mr Sumair Mohammed from Evelyn Grace Academy