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!


Coolest Projects UK is open to all young people up to the age of 18. Register your project or idea to participate in the showcase at the Sharp Project in Manchester together with hundreds of other young tech creators from around the country.

Coolest Projects events are open to all levels of ability; the focus is on creativity, participation, and most of all having fun! Projects are encouraged, in any programming language, using whatever hardware you have — whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned expert. Your project doesn’t have to be completed when you register either — an idea is all you need! You can work as an individual, or as part of a team of up to five people.

Entries can win awards in different categories, from games and mobile apps to advanced programming and 3D design. You can read about the categories here.

The project registration form is simple, and you should complete it with the adult accompanying you to the event!

Thanks to the amazing support of our sponsors, we’re offering travel bursaries to help you offset the costs associated with travelling to the event. In order to be eligible for a travel bursary, you must be present and showcasing a project at Coolest Projects UK on 4 April, 2020. You can apply for your travel bursary during project registration.


Attend Coolest Projects UK to see young people from all over the UK showcase their awesome creations. This family-friendly event is free to attend for the general public, giving more people the opportunity to become inspired to create with technology.

Tickets are now available!

Get involved

Want to have an awesome day with us while helping the next generation of digital makers? We need volunteers with a variety of skills for Coolest Projects. If you do know how to code, that’s great, but you don’t need any technical skills to help us make this day an amazing event for young people!

Sound interesting? Register to volunteer today!


Join the community! Your company can empower young people in STEM to create with technology. Contact us at [email protected] to get involved and learn more about sponsorship opportunities

Photography & Video

A photographer and videographer may be present at this event. You will have the opportunity to opt-out of official photography and video recording on arrival. For more information, please read our image use policy:


Your donation will ensure that youth participants have the experience of a lifetime and that this free event is fun for everyone who attends!