TechBay is now over for another year, but what a brilliantly engaging event!

The TDA took over the Riviera International Conference Centre, Torquay, last Friday, November 11th – as part of Tomorrow’s Engineers Week – to celebrate the first year of the Torbay MADE (Manufacturing Activities Designed to Engage) pilot.

The project was created to inspire young people and promote the Torbay and South Devon manufacturing industry.

Focussing on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), TechBay 2016 was a unique hands-on, interactive experience showcasing the latest technologies, engaging and exciting our next generation of scientists, engineers and hi-tech engineers.

The event was delivered in partnership with Torbay Council and South Devon College.

Take a look at some of the brilliant photos from the day:

Key stats

  • Over 300 Young People

  • Over 10 schools across Torbay and beyond

  • Over 25 stands with Business Leaders in the High Tech Field

This STEM focused event, promoting the Torbay and South Devon manufacturing industry as part of the MADE project has been designed to engage, inspire and excite young people, and encourage them top consider careers in engineering to become the next generation of scientists, engineers and hi-tech engineers.

Students will have a chance to engage with industry professionals, who will demonstrate current and emerging technologies and get young minds excited about the future. It is a chance to get creative by immersing themselves in activities which may spark their future interest in manufacturing, engineering and electronics.

Activities on the day linked to the MADE project:

  • Design and build your own control system
  • Explore the world of Oculus Rift
  • Code Academy: Learning to write programmes for the gaming industry
  • 3D printing
  • We will also be joined by specialists from the High-Tech industry