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The IAF will return to the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition!


We are delighted to announce that we will return to the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition in January 2018! Following on from our first foray into one of the largest science fairs in Europe, if not the world, we will once again award the BT Special Award for projects relating to architecture and the built environment, and we can’t wait to see what students come up with!

Last year’s award was given to Joseph O’Donoghue, a student at St Joseph’s College, Co Tipperary, for his project entitled ‘Solar Sleeve’. The project was an ingenious means of increasing the functionality of wind turbines by introducing a ‘sleeve’ of photovoltaic cells, enabling the wind turbine to generate both wind and solar energy. His was one of a host of projects exploring sustainability in the built environment, and we know entrants of this year’s competition will have plenty more great ideas to present.

Watch our video below exploring the importance of sustainable design in the built environment and showing a snippet of our experience at last year’s exhibition. For more information on BTYSTE, visit btyoungscientist.com