ESB partners with TechSpace

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ESB is proud to launch a new partnership with TechSpace, the national movement that aims to change the lives of young people in Ireland by becoming Ireland’s leading creative technology network for outcome-focused youth development.

ESB is supporting and investing in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) education in Ireland through our Generation Tomorrow programme. By partnering with organisations like Techspace, we want to power and empower Ireland's young generation to reach their potential and power their collective brighter future.

The TechSpace Network is made of a consortium of youth organisations, schools and partners as members, and it is managed centrally by Social Enterprise Camara Education Ireland. The TechSpace Programme enhances the work of teachers, volunteers and youth workers to give young people access to a space where they can create, invent and inspire through STEAM and Digital Creativity (Film-making, Animation, Photography, Graphic Design, Mojo, projection, AR and VR).

ESB Creative Tech Fest

As part of our partnership with TechSpace, ESB is proud to sponsor the annual ESB Creative Tech Fest event. 

ESB Creative Tech Fest is the national showcase of the TechSpace network where young people are recognised for their project work in STEAM and Digital Media, and have the opportunity to engage in in workshops, talks and interactive exhibitions.

At its 2018 event in the Google Foundry, more than 300 young people aged between 10 and 18 from over 70 youth clubs and organisations attended. The Irish language was also at the heart of the event with bilingual workshops, awards, exhibits and live performances. 

Seventeen year old Cork native Alicia O’Sullivan (pictured above) was named ESB TechSpacer of the Year at the event for her digital creativity project “I Care." This video piece - chosen from the 300 submissions - reflects her passion for social advocacy. Alicia received a cheque for €500 to invest in her project as well as a year-long mentorship programme from ESB. 

For more information on the TechSpace programme, click here.