23 September 2011
Showcasing the most innovative project work in WJEC’s A level and GCSE Design and Technology courses, Innovation 2011 will take off in Venue Cymru, Llandudno on September 26-27 with a special two day exhibition.
The event, organised by WJEC and the Welsh Government’s Department for Business, Enterprise, Technology and Science, aims to encourage young people to be technologically innovative and appreciate the importance of both Design and Technology.
A pop art clock, a bicycle workstation and a unit to weigh, record and sort sheep are among the 80 exhibits on display, selected from the 16,000 Design & Technology projects submitted by WJEC’s GCSE, AS and A level students from all over Wales.
Schools and colleges are invited to bring students from year 10 upwards to the exhibition, where there will be short talks on important aspects of their Design and Technology courses.
Abel & Imray Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys attended the selection meeting for the exhibition and chose five of the most promising projects worthy of Intellectual Property consideration to be submitted to the UK Intellectual Property Office for patenting and design protection. One of the projects selected by Abel & Imray is by Aldwyn Eyres from Llanfyllin High School, who designed a cyclist’s safety aid which includes a jacket with indicator lights which activate automatically when a person raises their arms to indicate.
Not far from the Innovation 2011 exhibition at Venue Cymru, is the Welsh Government’ PATLIB in Llandudno Junction, an Intellectual Property Information Centre that provides local access to patent, trade mark, design and copyright information and practical assistance on a variety of intellectual property issues, including one-to-one consultations with experts.
The exhibition will move to the SWALEC Stadium, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff on October 10-11, where the First Minister, Rt Hon Carwyn Jones AM will be presenting prizes for winners in the A level, AS level and GCSE categories as well as awards for Creativity; Intellectual Property Potential; Use of Computer Aided Design and Manufacture - CAD/CAM; and Sustainability.
For further information, please contact:
Selwyn Gale, Event organiser on behalf of WJEC:
01443 405889; 07974468022; firstname.lastname@example.org
Dafydd Wyn, Communications Officer (WJEC)
029 2026 5102 email@example.com