Welcome to Tech Week 2016

Seachtain na Teicneolaíochta
  April 24-30 2016

Tech Week is Ireland’s nationwide festival of technology aimed at students, parents and the public.

Tech Week provides hands-on opportunities to learn about how computing and related technology are shaping every area of life ...

Education, health, environment, social interaction, leisure, citizenship ... the list never ends and the pace of change never stops.

Tech Week Objective #1 is to inspire students to engage actively with STEM subjects, and equip them with the knowledge and experience necessary to make informed choices about their future subject and career choices.

Tech Week Objective #2 is to educate all citizens – of every age group and background – about the challenges and rewards of our fast-changing technological society.

100,000+ thanks!

Over 100,000 of you took part in Tech Week 2015 – in schools and centres all across Ireland, and in the two-day grand finale in Dublin Castle.

We showcased cool tech, innovative projects, and brilliant work in Scratch, Bizworld, and F1 in Schools.

We had a great time and we hope you did too. See you in 2016!

Tech Week 2015 was proudly sponsored by:


Facebook fever:
Tech Week 2015

There were 8,353 Likes recorded for the Tech Week Facebook page in 2015, starting from a 2014 base of 4,192 Likes.

Our most popular post on Facebook was the announcement of the Tech Week survey. It reached close to a quarter of a million unique users, or about 2.5 times the expected indirect reach of Tech Week 2015.

During Tech Week itself, from the 28th of April to the 3rd of May, the reach of the Tech Week page on Facebook peaked at 60,000 views of content within one hour.

Feedback from students

Awesome! It was a brilliant day of unending fun and learning. Very well organised! Super! It was a great experience and I will definitely be taking part next year. 10/10 -:)

Loved it! Loads of things happening. Improved my interest in technical graphics. Taught me lots of life skills as well as career skills. I hope this continues year after year!!

The day has been unending fun and learning. Super! It's good to get ideas from young minds and some ideas might be used later in the future. I am definitely thinking about a technology career for third-level.

Amazing day. Had lots of fun. Met some people. Learned a lot. Would recommend to anyone. It was a brilliant experience for us all. I am now more interested in work in fields like technology.

Tech Week is a great experience and competition for students like me. Well done to the organisers and the competitors. Fun, different and rewarding. I hope we get a chance to do it next year.

Feedback from teachers and parents

Impressive venue! Great experience. Well done!

A wonderful experience, well run event.

Great idea. Well done to the organisers and the competitors.

Amazing day. Great for the children. Very professional.

My class loved this week. Thank you so much.

An excellent way to get young people to interact with IT.

Good 1st year. Enjoyable. Looking forward to 2015.

Feedback survey results


Enjoyed the Tech Week Finale
Thought participating in Tech Week would help with school.
More interested in pursuing technology at third-level now.


Enjoyed the Tech Week Finale
Thought participating in Tech Week would help students.

Activity Pack Registrations

Those who requested Packs that participated in Tech Week.
Thought the Tech Week Activity Packs were useful.
Will definitely get involved again in 2015.
Thought participating in Tech Week would help students.


We would like you to get involved in Tech Week 2016 and to take an active role in promoting the key message of the importance of technology in everyday life and the promotion of careers in technology.

Technology is all around. It is growing at a fast pace and we at Tech Week are working to support the future of the sector through our various programmes and initiatives.

Here are some of the key issues that Tech Week will address:

  • The requirement for 45,000 ICT professionals by 2018
  • The 27% drop out rate among first-year computing students
  • The fact that less than 20% of computing students are female

If you would like to get involved and discover more about our attractive sponsorship packages please contact us today.

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