MKInnovates Festival 2017

Aiming to inspire students to join careers in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, MK Innovates held a festival at centre:mk on July 7 & 8.

Young and older students alike came to speak to industry experts, who showed off their gadgets and gizmos, including robots, space rockets, the Mars Rover, augmented reality and a range of other interesting objects. 

The MK Innovates STEM festival was hailed a huge success and hundreds joined to celebrate the encouragement of young people getting involved in these prestigious careers.  

Opened by MP Iain Stewart, Mayor David Hopkins, High Sheriff Peter Kara and Women Leaders founder Jan Flawn CBE, the event included guests from University of Buckinghamshire, University of Bedfordshire, Niftylift, Evidence Talks, MK Dons SET, Arcadis, Open University and many more.

MKInnovates STEM Festival 2019

The festival this year was on the 11-12th October and was the biggest and best yet. Over 20 organisations participated and created some compelling activities for the students and public visitors to engage in.

The hall was buzzing with action and the central display of radio controlled cars was a big hit with the student and visitors alike. Scheduled activities with exhibitors allowed the audience to participate fully with some longer tasks creating real projects and outcomes.

The event was opened by Our Mayor of Milton Keynes Cllr Sam Crooks and the High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire Julia Upton, we were honoured.

New organisations this year added excitement and fresh activities to show our students and members of the public the kind of careers on offer to them here in Milton Keynes and surrounding areas.

Watch out for even more participating organisations next year. Bigger and better all round.

October 9-10 2020.


MKInnovates STEM Festival 2018

A festival to celebrate and inspire careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) took place in Middleton Hall, Central Milton Keynes, on the 5th & 6th October 2018 and was opened by local dignitaries including the local MP, the Mayor Martin Petchey and High Sheriff, Ruth Farwell CBE DL on Friday 5th October at 11.00am.

Local technology, engineering and manufacturing companies as well as all the educational establishments offered opportunities to interact with gadgets, robots, space rockets, the Mars Rover, an inflatable planetarium, augmented reality and much more during this free-to-attend event.

Over 200 schools and colleges were invited to take part in team and individual competitions to design apps and mini computer programs or take up mental challenges on the day with a selection of prizes on offer.

Soem of the organisations attending included:

AAB Robotics; Starship Technology; Siemens; Nifty lift; Glamsci; Amey. 

University of Bedford. Open University Space department. Cranfield Science.

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