Getting ready for Coolest Projects UK

Hundreds of visitors are expected to attend Coolest Projects UK this Saturday!

For both the tech-curious and those seeking a fun family day out, the world-leading technology showcase will take place on Saturday 2 March at The Sharp Project in Manchester.

Sponsored by Atom Bank, the day’s activities will include inspiring inventions, fun hands-on activities, and fascinating talks about technology.

Here’s everything you need to know!

Highlights on the day

Over 80 tech inventions will be on display, presented by more than 125 young coders from across the UK.

Entrants will have the chance to share their work with the public and present their ideas to judges in different categories, and outstanding projects are celebrated with an awards ceremony at the end of the day.

CBeebies Do You Know? star Maddie Moate will lead the awards ceremony, alongside Blue Peter Science Guy, Greg Foot.

The TV-presenting duo will also be entertaining the crowds with exciting presentations and talks on science and technology.

Maddie will present a talk on how Lego is made, while Greg will give a presentation on climbing Mount Everest.

Greg, who presented at Coolest Projects UK 2018 in London, says, “I can’t wait to get back to Coolest Projects again this year to learn what the next generation of techies are coming up with.”

“If last year is anything to go by, the kids at Coolest Projects are awesome entrepreneurs, designers, hackers, coders,” he said, “and their projects are just mind-blowingly brilliant!”

As well as Maddie and Greg, lots of other people and groups will be offering a great choice of fun activities and interesting talks and presentations throughout the day.

Schedule for the day

The day’s activities will include inspiring inventions, fun hands-on activities, and fascinating talks about technology. See our full schedule above.

BeeVR, a Manchester based virtual reality company who will be bringing VR gaming experiences.

‘The History of Video Gaming’ will showcase 20 vintage consoles from the past and some of the most popular games played on them. Visitors will be able to relive their childhood, or experience how different generations got into gaming!

Getting there

Our venue is The Sharp Project, Thorp Rd, Manchester M40 5BJ.

You can find directions to the venue on the Sharp Project’s website, and parking is free.

The event takes place on the ground floor, and the venue has multiple accessible toilets.

Book tickets now!

Tickets are still available!

To make Coolest Projects UK accessible to as many people as possible, it’s free to under-18s, and there is a nominal ticket fee of just £1 for adults.

Book tickets now to be a part of Coolest Projects UK!