Innovation Awards 2010
24 September 2010
One event, 15,000 decisions!
That was the dilemma experienced by WJEC and the Welsh Assembly Government’s Department for the Economy and Transport in organizing the latest Innovation 2010. How to select a mere 80 exhibits from the 15,000 design & technology projects submitted by WJEC’s GCSE, AS and A level students from all over Wales.
The final selection will be on view in a free exhibition, open to the public, held on 27-28 September at Venue Cymru in Llandudno and on October 11-12 at the SWALEC Stadium in Cardiff.
Cardiff Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys Abel & Imray had the challenge to select the most promising design ideas to submit to the UK Intellectual Property Office for patenting and design protection. “We’re delighted to support the next generation of entrepreneurs in Wales” said Michelle Claydon of Abel & Imray.
In addition to the exhibition of students’ work, Innovation 2010 includes specialist training workshops and seminars for teachers and students, as well as an award scheme to recognise students’ achievements.
At the Cardiff exhibition First Minister Rt. Hon. Carwyn Jones AM will present awards to the students winning 1st, 2nd and 3rd place overall, together with awards for Creativity and Intellectual Property.
The First Minister said: “It’s fantastic to see that the younger generation in Wales can boast such a high calibre in innovation. I am really looking forward to seeing some of the thousands of outstanding exhibits, entered by students from all over Wales, and it will be a pleasure to meet and congratulate those who have been chosen for an award.”
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