ESB Creative Tech Fest 2020

Over 1000 young people from over 50 youth organisations and Gaelscoileanna across Ireland met on October 28th 2020 to celebrate their technology creations, inventions and inspirations via:

Login and join in on #ESBCREATIVETECH !

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What's happening for ESB Creative TechFest this year?

The Live Event can be watched online by clicking the button above at 2.30p.m on the 28th. You'll need to use the code sent from your local TechSpace Educator, teacher or youth worker to view the event. The National TechSpace Virtual Reality Gallery and VR Scavanger hunt will be open from 12p.m. for the whole day accessible from your phone or laptop, with spot prizes & announcements happening through TechSpace socials!

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What's happening for ESB Creative TechFest this year?

A National Event with a Regional Approach! The ESB Creative Tech Fest award's event with guest speakers, and performances will be broadcast from 2.30p.m. and 4p.m. on the 28th of October directly from the link above.

You can take part from home, or in your youth clubs or local school with support from your TechSpace Educator, Youth Worker or Teacher! 

A National ESB Creative Tech Fest Broadcast!

A National ESB Creative Tech Fest Broadcast!

The live event will be broadcast and accesible from the homes, youth clubs or schools of young TechSpacers across the country between 2.30p.m and 4p.m. on the 28th of October. Over 150 projects were submitted this year. So watch our to see if you were nominated and if you have won an award this year! As well as announcing over 20 award winners on the day, there will also be youth performances and inspiring tech talks from Daithí Ó Sé, Chris is Ainm Dom and Cairde. 

Virtual Reality Gallery!

Virtual Reality Gallery!

Over 150 creative technology project’s from TechSpacers across Ireland will be showcased in a national TechSpace Virtual Reality Gallery.

Accessible from your phone or home device, but enhanced by your ESB Creative Tech Fest Virtual Reality Headset, you can walk around view other projects and be part of a youth exhibition with a difference! 

A Virtual Reality Scavenger Hunt!

A Virtual Reality Scavenger Hunt!

Expect a Virtual Reality Scavenger Hunt with Spot Prizes announced on the day. Navigate your way around the gallery and find secret objects and rooms that will test your STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) and Digital Creativity skills. You can enter as many times as you want and keep an eye out on TechSpace social media channels between 2.30p.m and 4p.m. on the day to see if you have won a spot prize! 

TechSpace Monthly Winners Announced!

TechSpace Monthly Winners Announced!

TechSpace Monthly Winners this year are being recognised for their outstanding work – Take a look at some of the winning TechSpace projects and people so far! From a rap about Anxiety, to a coding project about being on the autistic spectrum… young people have a creative voice and they are using technology to showcase it!

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TechSpace Sustainability Superhero

An award to showcase Climate Action!

 The leadership that young people from across the Ireland have shown for action on the Global Sustainability Goals this year is amazing!, The ESB Creative Tech Fest will be celebrating any project that has used technology to express their ideas and views on this topic. Submit your projects and be recognised for the superhero you are! 

ESB TechSpacer of the year

The ESB TechSpacer of the year! Innovation in the making !

This year we put an open call out to all TechSpace Educators to submit an application form for a young TechSpacer within their group to win 2020’s TechSpacer of the Year Award! If you are working with a young person that has inspired you make sure you keep and eye out for this award category! 

ESB TechSpace Educator of the Year

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

This year we put 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 watch this space! 

Creative Computer Science Categories

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

Develop original ideas and use your skills to break new ground in Computer Science and Coding ! 

We have two awards to give away on the 28th of October for the Creative Computer Scientist in you! Creative Computer Crossover Award, Innovative Computer Science Award 

TechSpace Digital Creativity Award Categories

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

Get closer to the microphone, find your love of photography, get creative with those smartphones, make your latest song or beat stand-out on screen or showcase what you can do with creative softwares! In ESB Creative Tech Fest’s Digital Creativity Awards there is opportunity for everyone to create, invent and inspire! 

Inspiring award winners will be announced on the 28th of October in the following catagories  –  Sound Production Award, Photography  Award, Short Film Award, 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?

From soldering circuitry to science experiments there are no limits to things  you can create for the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Award, Maths) Award category! Are you interested in tackling global or local sustainablity issues? This category acknowledges projects that are focused on economic, environmental, and social sustainability solutions or ideas! 

There will be amazing awards an prizes available on the 28th of October for ESB Cretaive Tech Fest under the following categories – Best STEAM award, Sustainable STEAM project, ESB Energy for Generations Award and the  Engineer of the 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. 

ESB TechSpace Community Responder

Are you or someone you know working on a tech based innovation to respond to the current crisis in our communities?

2020 has been a challenging year in the face of education, but it’s brought out the best in innovation. Nominate a Young Person, Group or Educator from your home or your local community that has supported their communities in innovative and creative ways despite all odds. Paving the way to improve aspirations for us all!