The Sharp Project welcomes Coolest Projects UK

The Sharp Project welcomes Coolest Projects UK

Posted 29th Jan 2019 at 01:25 by Tom Clarke

Hot on the heels of the 50th Manchester CoderDojo event in December, Manchester’s creative digital and tech hub, The Sharp Project, is delighted to play host to Coolest Projects UK on March 2nd.

Organised by Raspberry Pi, Coolest Projects is a world-leading showcase for young innovators who in simplest terms ‘make stuff with technology’. The event is one of only six showcases held worldwide with others hosted in Belgium, Romania, Italy, Eire and the USA.

Coolest Projects is open to anyone under 18 who is into making something with technology to solve a problem, as a creative outlet or just for fun. Family, friends and the public at large are invited to come and meet the UK’s youngest innovators as they showcase their work in Manchester.

The invitation to enter Coolest Projects UK is an open one and asks only that young entrepreneurs come and share their projects and ideas.

The process couldn’t be simpler and key dates for interested inventors are listed below.

10 February, 2019: Project Registration Closes
11 February, 2019: Travel Bursary Applications close
11 February, 2019: Accepted attendees will be notified
02 March, 2019: Coolest Projects UK takes place at The Sharp Project

Raspberry Pi is keen to emphasise that all projects are welcome, in any programming language and using whatever hardware participants have to hand. Also that anyone taking part can work as an individual or as part of teams of up to five.

Helen Drury, Outreach & Events Manager for Raspberry Pi Foundation says, “Coolest Projects events are open to all levels of ability; the focus is on creativity, participation, and most of all on having fun! We would love to welcome a full house on March 2nd to The Sharp Project which is the perfect home for our event.”

Rob Page, Joint Managing Director of The Sharp Project adds, “The Sharp Project has, since it first opened, been dedicated to providing a home to some of the North West’s most innovative new businesses created and fronted by a wide range of talented individuals. Many of these people have gone on to make significant impact through their creativity and innovation nationally and globally. We hope that we might be welcoming some of our future business community to Coolest Projects. This is the sort of event we exist to host!”

Excitingly entries can win awards in different categories, from games and mobile apps to advanced programming. Read about the categories here.

The project registration form is simple. Entrants should complete it with an adult who will be accompanying them to the event. Successful applicants will be notified on 11 February 2019 at the latest.

Attend the Showcase:

Coolest Projects UK is open to the general public, giving more people the opportunity to become inspired to create with technology.

Tickets have a nominal fee of £1 for adults and are free for anyone under 18.

The day will be filled with amazing showcases, entertainment, talks and will end with awards being presented to entrants across a range of categories celebrating young makers’ work.

It is a perfect family fun day for the tech curious!

Coolest Projects is part of BBC Digital Cities Manchester 2019 which is a week of events hosted across Greater Manchester focused on creating opportunities to collaborate with a diverse range of people representing the creative sector. Its aim is to foster new partnerships, encourage networking with like-minded creatives and to hone abilities and develop new skills.

Click here for more info – full Digital Cities schedule announced on Monday Feb 4th



The Sharp Project
Thorp Road
M40 5BJ
United Kingdom