Innovation 2011 arrives in Cardiff
6 October 2011
Showcasing the most innovative project work in WJEC’s A level and GCSE Design and Technology courses, Innovation 2011 will take place in the SWALEC Stadium, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff on October 10-11 with a special two day exhibition.
A surfboard chair, a school crossing patrol sign and a solar powered table lamp 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.
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.
The First Minister, Rt Hon Carwyn Jones AM will be presenting prizes for winners on Monday October 10 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.
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 a number of projects worthy of Intellectual Property consideration to be submitted to the UK Intellectual Property Office for patenting and design protection.
For further information, please contact:
Selwyn Gale, Event organiser on behalf of WJEC:
01443 405889; Mobile 07974468022
Dafydd Wyn, Communications Officer (WJEC)
029 2026 5102