Innovation Awards 2023

A look at the 2023 Innovation Awards Ceremony

Wales' most promising young inventors have received accolades for their innovative ideas at our 23rd annual Innovation Awards. Held in the heart of Cardiff Bay on December 14th at The Senedd, the ceremony celebrated the achievements of budding inventors.


In collaboration with the Welsh Government, our Innovation Awards aim to inspire creativity among young minds in Wales, urging them to rethink conventional designs of everyday products and services. After a triumphant return in 2022 following a two-year hiatus, the 23rd edition showcased a wealth of inventive ideas from talented young minds.

Images from the event are available to view here.

“The Innovations Awards is an event that I look forward to every year. The ceremony highlights the importance of recognising young talent in Wales and acknowledging the level of commitment and hard work that goes into these products." Ian Morgan, Chief Executive WJEC

2023 Award Winners

A Level
1st  - Sion O’Keeffe, Ysgol Bro Pedr, FretLuminate
2nd - Carys Boardman ,Ysgol Bryn Elian, Accessibility Toolkit
3rd - Tomas Billington, King Henry VIII Abergavenny, Surf Utility Trolley
1st - Jasmin Jones, Denbigh High School, Wireless Toothbrush Charger
2nd - Sonny Normansel, Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Bro Edern,Haptic Feedback Doorbell for the hard of hearing
3rd  -Rhys Wijeratne, Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Bro Edern, Dynamo Powered GOS Navigation System
1st - Alys Jones, Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Bro Edern, Flight DVT Reduction Device
2nd - Huw Davies, Ysgol Uwchradd Aberteifi, Helping Hand
3rd - Nanci Edwards, Monmouth, Raising Awareness on Protecting Oceans
Other prizes went to
Creativity - Emily Hay, St David’s College, Wonders of the World Board Game
IP Prize -
Finn Channing Davies, Brecon High School, Crimped Climbing Equipment
Science -
Jacob Taylor Chow, Ysgol Uwchradd Glan Clwyd, Plastic Bottle Reformer
"I am so thrilled to have won - I really didn’t expect it! There are so many amazing projects here today and it’s been so great to have the opportunity to look around at all of them. I would like to thank Mr Jones my Design and Technology teacher, and Mr Williams my head teacher. I am so grateful for their support and guidance; it really wouldn’t have been possible without them. We have such a great Design and Technology department in our school, that have supported my ideas and allowed me to do the best that I possibly can." Jasmin Jones, Denbigh High School, Overall Winner