ESB Creative Tech Fest 2019

30th of October @ The Convention Centre Dublin

Be part of Generation Tomorrow and Inspire Future Generations!

ESB Creative Tech Fest will celebrate the work of young people, youth workers and teachers who have participated in their local TechSpace – showcasing any digital creativity, engineered inventions and scientific inspirations to inspire future generations!

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Do you want to take part in ESB Creative Tech Fest 2019?

Workshop Tickets and Award Categories are Live! Be part of ESB Creative Tech Fest 2019 in the Convention Centre Dublin on October 30th. To get involved be a TechSpace Educator or find your local TechSpace!

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Do you want to take part in ESB Creative Tech Fest 2019?

ESB Creative Tech Fest 2019


The Convention Centre Dublin

When, where, what?

The Convention Centre Dublin

11a.m–4.30p.m on the 30th of October 2019

A national celebration for young people aged 10 – 18 to engage in educational and inspirational technology workshops. Exhibit and demo their own creations and meet other like minded young TechSpacers from 26 counties in Ireland. 

Start to get in touch with your local youth club or school to see if they are participating in TechSpace or contact us for more information and support on submitting awards and booking your workshops. 

Award Categories for ESB Creative Tech Fest are Live!

Award Categories for ESB Creative Tech Fest are Live!

ESB TechSpace Awards | Creative Computer Science | Digital Creativity | STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math)

Over 20 awards will be given to TechSpacers and TechSpace Educators from across youth projects and schools in Ireland. 

If you require any assistance bringing your project to fruition or getting your project to ESB Creative Tech Fest on October 30th  contact TechSpace Programme Manager Jen Hesnan on to avail of support from Camara Education Ireland. 


Alicia O'Sullivan

Youth TechSpace Talks

Alicia O'Sullivan

Alicia will be inspiring us on stage about her year as 2018 ESB TechSpacer of the Year!

In 2017 Alicia began working with YMCA Ireland and with this organisation she began developing her digital media skills for advocacy and creativity. In 2018 she won a mentorship with the ESB as ‘TechSpacer of the Year’ for her outstanding participation in digital creativity projects by using digital tools to achieve social change. In 2019 she was titled Ireland’s Lions Club Youth Ambassador and began developing ‘Generation Z’ which is a project aimed at helping parents understand their children and to succour communication on a variety of issues like mental health and LGBT+ matters. Alicia is one of millions of Climate Strikers around the world and is passionate about youth voice and engagement. She spoke at Our Ocean Wealth Summit in June last, in front of Former Secretary of State, John Kerry, An Tánaiste and 30 small Island Nations. She was named Ireland’s Ocean Young Ambassador and was chosen to represent Ireland by the Department of Foreign Affairs at the UN Youth Climate Summit in New York this year. 

Ciara-Beth Ní Ghríofa

Youth TechSpace Talks

Ciara-Beth Ní Ghríofa

No stranger to the TechSpace Programme, Ciara-Beth has some powerful and creative things to say

Ciara-Beth is on a mission to prove to the world that Autism doesn’t define a person. She completed her Leaving Certificate in Coláiste an Éachreidh, Athenry, in June of 2018 and is now studying Psychology and Computing in UCC on a Quercus Innovation/Entrepreneurship Scholarship. She received the scholarship as a result of her creation of an app called “MiContact”, which aims to help people who are on the Autism Spectrum learn to make and maintain eye contact in a way that is comfortable to them. As a result of her app she has traveled the world to work with UNESCO and was honoured to be named a 2018 Global Teen Leader with the We Are Family Foundation. She launched MiContact in early 2019 and hopes to continue to develop digital resources to help people on the Autism Spectrum in the coming year.

Jordan Casey

Youth TechSpace Talks

Jordan Casey

A young inventor with a passion for entrepreneurship and an impressive C.V. since the age of 9!

Jordan Casey is a BAFTA nominated, 19 year old entrepreneur and self-taught programmer from Ireland. Since the age of 9, Jordan has founded several different technology startups and has established himself as a global symbol for youth entrepreneurship. Jordan Casey is a BAFTA nominated, 19 year old entrepreneur and self-taught programmer from Ireland. Since the age of 9, Jordan has founded several different technology startups and has established himself as a global symbol for youth entrepreneurship.The game reached the top of various app charts, and in the close to two years since then, Casey has achieved what many people twice – make that three times – his age merely dream of: He founded his own company, Casey Games. He has designed more games, for both iOS and Flash, and has been invited to deliver TED talks, present at the prestigious Cannes Lions Festival for Creativity in Communications, and speak to entrepreneurs at events in Silicon Valley and around the world.

Open Mic, Youth Film, Graphic Design, Photography, Animation, Sound

Digital Creativity Exhibition

Open Mic, Youth Film, Graphic Design, Photography, Animation, Sound

Do you have a short film, photography, animation, design piece , sound production or even animation that you want to showcase? Your ESB Creative Tech Fest award entries will be celebrated in this year’s Digital Creativity Exhibition Space. So take your time to experience a national representation of digital youth voice from TechSpace clubs and groups across Ireland. Watch out for a Projection Mapping Sculpture and the open mic stage facilitated by LiveFeed from Galway 2020! Let us know if you need any support to export, print or deliver your projects and we’ll make sure you are supported to get your creations on display!

STEAM Demos, Inventions, Programming, Robotics, Circuits, Solutions, Makers

Generation STEAM Exhibition

STEAM Demos, Inventions, Programming, Robotics, Circuits, Solutions, Makers

A dedicated room to exhibit your TechSpace group’s inventions, programming, robotics, circuits, solutions, microbits, arduinos, hologram, soldering, handmade musical instruments, race cars, fashion scribble bots, lego creations… and what ever else you can think of! Anything you enter for an award will automatically be invited to showcase in the STEAM Exhibition Space.  We’ll also be facilitating an open stage to Demo your inventions, or for you to be inspired by exciting new Tech Innovations at this year’s festival. If you have a project you’d like to showcase, or talk about from your TechSpace Group, let us know and we’ll make sure you get a platform!

ESB CTF Award Categories are live! Submit your project now!

TechSpace Sustainability Superhero

Submit an award for your sustainable project or idea using Technology

 The leadership that young people from across the TechSpace network have shown for action on the current climate crisis this year is amazing!, this year the ESB Creative Tech Fest will be giving an award to any young person that has used technology to express their ideas and views on this topic.

TechSpacer of the year

Nominate a young TechSpacer of the year

This year we are putting an open call out to all TechSpace Educators to submit an application form for a young TechSpacer within their group to win 2019’s TechSpacer of the Year Award! If you are working with a young person that has inspired you this year make sure you put there name in! 

TechSpace Educator of the Year

Nominate a youthworker, teacher or volunteer for this year's TechSpace Educator Of the Year !

This year we are putting an open call out to anyone working with young people through the TechSpace programme, if you know a youth worker, volunteer or teacher that deserves to be named  TechSpace Educator of the year  submit an application form and we’ll make sure they are in with a chance! 

Creative Computer Science Categories Sponsored by

Are you a coder? A computational thinker? A creative computer scientist?

Creative Computer Crossover Award

Innovative Computer Science Award

Inventive Coder 

Creative Computer Science Project

TechSpace Digital Creativity Award Categories

Are you an Animator? Film-Maker? Photographer? A Designer? Musician? A Broadcaster?

Sound Production Award 

Photography  Award 

Short Film Award

Best Music Video 

Best Design

ESB STEAM Award Categories

Are you a maker? An inventor ? An engineer? An experimenter? A problem solver?

Best STEAM Award

Sustainable STEAM project

Energy for Generations Award

Engineers of Imagination  Award

ESB TechSpace Volunteer Club Award

Nominate your volunteer led TechSpace for an award this year

This special award celebrates the range of creative collaborations among our Volunteer Clubs and Groups. You know who you are! Volunteers across the network dedicate their time and energy into creating and making with purpose through the TechSpace programme. Let’s give them the recognition they deserve.