Celebrate young tech innovators in the UK

Coolest Projects UK is a world-leading showcase for young innovators who make stuff with technology. If you’re up to 18 and you’re making something with technology for fun, to solve a problem, or as a creative outlet, then we want you to come out and share your project with us! This free event takes place at The Sharp Project, Manchester on Saturday, 2 March, 2019.

Key dates:

  • 7 January 2019:
    • Project registration opens
    • Travel bursary applications open
    • Free visitor tickets become available
  • 10 February 2019: Project registration closes
  • 11 February 2019:
    • Travel bursary applications close
    • Participants are notified
  • 2 March 2019: Coolest Projects UK!

Taking part

Young people can register for Coolest Projects UK in the weeks leading up to the event.

The registration period Coolest Projects UK 2019 was between January and February and the event took place on March 2 in the Sharp Project in Manchester.

The 2019 was a huge success! More than 120 of Britain’s young creators came together to share over 80 digital projects with one another and with more than 500 members of the public attending. It was one of the biggest Coolest Projects UK yet!

 Read more about it here.

Participants in Coolest Projects UK can now go on to register for Coolest Projects International in Dublin on May 5th!

You can register your project for Coolest Projects International and book tickets to attend the event, held in the RDS Main Hall, here.

The international event expects an attendance of up to 10,000 visitors and 900 projects. Entrants from all over the world, all skill levels and all ages are encouraged to apply!


Our headline sponsor for Coolest Projects UK 2019 is Atom Bank who are proud to be supporting Coolest Projects UK and celebrating young tech innovators in the UK!

Atom bank are also providing travel bursaries to the North East clubs attending!

Is your organisation interested in the opportunity to reach an audience that is passionate about empowering youth in STEM? We have many sponsorship levels for Coolest Projects, so please contact our team at [email protected] for more details.


Your donation will ensure that youth participants have the experience of a lifetime and that this free event is fun for everyone who attends. Please contact our team at [email protected] for more details.