Coolest Projects International is a world-leading showcase for young innovators who make stuff with technology. If you’re under 18, and 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 projects with us. The event takes place every year in Ireland and this year it will take place in the RDS Main Hall, Dublin, Ireland on the 5th of May.

Key Dates:

  • 9 November 2018: Travel Bursary Applications Open
  • 7 January 2019:  Project Registration Opens
  • 12 January 2019: Travel Bursary Applications Closes
  • 18 January 2019: Travel Bursary Applicants Notified
  • 14 April 2019: Project Registration Closes
  • 5 May 2019: Event takes place


If you’re up to 18 years of age and you’re in primary, secondary, or further education and you have made something with technology, you can register a project.

All projects are welcome, in any programming language or using whatever hardware you have to hand, and whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned expert.

You can work as an individual or as part of a team of up to five. Coolest Projects events are open to all levels of ability; the focus is on creativity, participation, and most of all on having fun! Entries can win awards in different categories, from games and mobile apps to advanced programming and 3D design.

If there is a regional Coolest Projects in your area you can enter both your regional event and the International event.

You can read about the categories here.


Coolest Projects International is free to attend for the general public, giving more people the opportunity to become inspired to create with technology.

Tickets for the Coolest Projects Showcase 2019 will go live for everyone on Monday 7th January There are a limited amount of tickets available so please make sure you book your tickets well in advance! It’s free, fast and easy to do!


For the fifth year running the RDS, Dublin will play host to Coolest Projects on Sunday 5th of May. The RDS is an iconic, accessible and flexible venue located on a beautiful 42 acre site, close to Dublin City Centre. It is regarded as Ireland’s premier venue for exhibitions, conference, meetings and entertainment events.

RDS (The Royal Dublin Society) Main Hall, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. See details on how to get to the RDS here.

To view on Google Maps, click here

Our goal is to have projects from all over the world at the showcase. Therefore, those traveling from overseas to showcase a project can apply for a travel bursary in order to travel to the event.

The deadline for Coolest Projects International 2019 has now closed. Successful applicants will be notified by Friday, January 18th.


Coolest Projects International can serve as a fun family day out, educational school trip or an inspiring visit for any young people interested in taking part in future.

Workshops, speaker series, showcases and awards will all be scheduled throughout the day with lots of fun activities for young attendees to engage with.

A full schedule of activities on the day will be updated closer to the event.


In order to run an amazing event for the hundreds of young people who attend and present at Coolest Projects, we need volunteers with a wide variety of skills, non-technical or technical!

Volunteers help with many different aspects of Coolest Projects, such as assembling the event space, greeting and registering participants as they arrive, helping out with social media, assisting young people with setting up their projects, and supervising recreational areas. Volunteers are typically allocated a role and briefed on the morning of the event.

The recruitment of volunteers usually begins at least 8 weeks before each of the Coolest Projects events. Volunteers will be required to sign up by filling out a volunteer form, which will be available on the Coolest Projects website.

Applications for volunteering open on the 25th of March and closes on the 21st of April 2019.

Contact us to apply and a member of the Coolest Projects team will receive your application and respond to you about the next steps.


Is your organization 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 for more details.


Your donation ensures that youth participants can have the experience of a lifetime and that this free event is fun for everyone who attends. Please contact our team for more details.