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Engineering to save the planet

Could your students find future energy solutions? Can robots save the environment? This collection is for you to inspire your students to solve the grand challenges with the marvels of engineering.


Inspire your students to solve the grand challenges...


The modern world is facing increasing challenges from the climate emergency to huge biodiversity loss. We need the engineers of tomorrow to innovate and create solutions to save the world from a high-risk future.

This collection will help your students understand how engineering can make a positive impact on the environment and to inspire young people to think about how they could create a sustainable future.
Take a look through the inspirational environmentally-themed experiences and careers resources below!



TeenTech City of Tomorrow

TeenTech City of Tomorrow challenges young people to design the 'safer, smarter, kinder' city of the future.

  • Ages 8 to 13
  • Online
  • Flexible
  • Free

Big Ideas programme

We need 'Big Ideas' to solve big sustainability issues, and we believe that young people, supported by industry mentors, can create those solutions.

  • Ages 11 to 14
  • In-school
  • 1 day + project work
  • Cost may apply

Energy Quest Online

Energy Quest Online encourages young people to find out about sustainable energy and related engineering careers.

  • Ages 11 to 14
  • Online
  • 2 hours +
  • Free

Northern Aspirations

Explore the STEM skills of the North’s greatest engineers and solve real-world problems with sustainable development.

  • Ages 6 to 19
  • In-school
  • Up to 1.5 hours
  • Free

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