IET Innovation Challenge 2019 Launch

The Work-wise Foundation has launched their Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Innovation Challenge for 2019, with 6 schools pairing up with with local engineering and manufacturing businesses. The 6 schools will be working on a bespoke project set out by the businesses with the teams presenting to a panel of industry judges at Get up to Speed with STEM on Wednesday 27th March 2019 at Magna in Rotherham.

This year’s 6 teams are:

  • Sheffield Park Academy with Doncasters Bramah
  • Sheffield Springs Academy with Tecomet
  • King Ecgbert School with Rollem
  • King Edwards VII School with AESSEAL plc
  • Don Valley Academy with Aerzen
  • Outwood Newbold Academy with BG Engineering

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.

Pictured (right) are last year’s winners Outwood Academy Newbold who worked with Straaltechniek UK Ltd, UK Sales Manager, James Lees receiving their awards from Lord Lieutenant Andrew Coombe and Master Cutler, Ken Cooke.



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