Tech wizards run with their imaginations

Tech wizards run with their imaginations

Young tech wizards are revelling in their successes after showing off their winning innovations at the TeenTech Awards 2015.

An e-water tap for Africa, a flatpack home for areas struck by disaster, sunglasses to monitor epilepsy and a colour-changing condom were just some of the winning ideas pitched by school students aged 11 to 18.

They were challenged to work in groups of up to three and to use technology to solve real problems in 19 categories, including infrastructure, environment, transport, healthcare and wearables.

TeenTech’s chief executive Maggie Philbin said: “We know there’s a huge amount of young talent all over the UK but teenagers are not always clear about the skills they need to succeed. Events like today’s prove that our exam system needs to embrace this creative talent and encourage even more life-changing inventions of tomorrow.”

The judges included TV’s Dr Christian Jessen and former Top Gear co-host James May.

The winners were awarded thousands of pounds in cash prizes and were invited by The Duke of York, who also attended the event, to a reception at Buckingham Palace.

Visit www.teentech.com/teentech-awards/ to see all the winners

Pic: Team ‘N-ergy+’ show off their shoe with a tracker that will charge devices while the wearer walks