IET Innovation Challenge 2018 Launch

Two launch days were required to accommodate the numbers and were held  on Monday 8th January at AMRC Training Centre, and Tuesday 23rd January at Magna, Rotherham. This year there are 12 teams of students have teamed up with 12 companies.

Students aged 13-16  have been teamed up with  local engineering, manufacturing and technology businesses. The 12 schools will be working on a bespoke project set out by the businesses. At the end of the challenge each of the teams will be presenting to a panel of  judges on their projects at Get up to Speed with STEM on Wednesday 18th April 2018.

This year’s 12 teams are:

  • King Edwards VII School with Sheffield College
  • Oakwood High School with AESSEAL plc
  • Handsworth Grange Community Sports College with Jenx Ltd
  • Sheffield Park Academy with AMRC-Training Centre
  • Yewlands Academy with Gary Cooper Associates
  • Sheffield Spring Academy with Steam Discovery
  • Stocksbridge High School with Doncasters
  • Home Educated with Chimo Holdings
  • Don Valley Academy with Vulcan to the Sky
  • Outwood  Newbold Academy with Straaltechniek Ltd
  • The Dearne ALC with Naylor Industries plc
  • Horizon Community College with Rollem Ltd

Sponsored by The IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) each challenge is set by a business to simulate an actual business problem, giving insight into the daily challenges faced in industry. The challenges enable participants not only to understand product design and development, but also taking the product to market, contributing directly to enterprise and entrepreneurship skills.

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