Meet the finalists of The Big Bang Competition! We'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone who took part in The Big Bang Competition 2022/23.

We were extremely impressed by the creativity and innovation shown to solve real-world projects shown by all the young people who participated.

Make sure to check back soon and meet our winners after our Award Ceremony at The Big Bang Fair at the NEC on 22 June!

Meet the finalists and check out the projects from schools in your area:

The Big Bang Competition Finalists 2023

East England 

  • Brown dwarfs within binary systems, Bishop's Hatfield Girls' School
  • Blind Vision, Cambourne Village College
  • InterSign, Colchester County High School for Girls
  •  Organic fertilisers on crop nutrition, Saint Michael's Catholic High School

East Midlands, England 

  • Tree.O2, Avanti Fields School
  • Stomp Rocket, Caroline Chisholm School
  • Reducing Vehicle Carbon emissions, Derby Moor Spencer Academy
  • Helping with early stages of dementia, Derby Moor Spencer Academy

West Midlands, England 

  • TEAM ROPEY!, Alleyne's Academy
  • Eco friendly drone, King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys
  • How much waste do hospitals produce?, Mary Webb School and Science College
  • Butler Robot To Help The Elderly, WMG Academy for Young Engineers


  • ResQDrone, Featherstone High School
  • The Whizz Bang Turny Thingy, Fortismere School
  • AutoMate: The chess board for everyone, King's College London Maths School
  • Glasses for the visually impaired/blind, King's College London Maths School
  • Making hydrogen fuel from scrap metal, Queen Elizabeth's Girls' School
  • Plant Ur Periods, Queen Elizabeth's Girls' School
  • Stair-Climbing Wheelchair For Dogs, Queen Elizabeth's Girls' School
  • Telsha Technology, Queen Elizabeth's Girls' School
  • Can we eat our way to a healthier planet, Queen Elizabeth's School, Barnet
  • Project Zephyr, Queen Elizabeth's School, Barnet
  • Retromate: Smart Device for the Elderly, Queen Elizabeth's School, Barnet
  • Working from home: NEA Exercise solution, Queen Elizabeth's School, Barnet
  • TreeMate, St Mark's Catholic School
  • Green Future, Sutton Grammar School
  • QuadBot, The Latymer School

North East England 

  • How can we stop our homes from flooding?, Corbridge Middle School
  • Which bird food is the most popular?, Corbridge Middle School

North West England 

  • Hex Housing, Liverpool Life Sciences UTC
  • Setting up a basic Veterinary skills lab, Liverpool Life Sciences UTC
  • Shampill, Liverpool Life Sciences UTC
  • Using EMG to control a bionic hand, Liverpool Life Sciences UTC
  • Viruses - The Next Phage of Antibiotics?, Liverpool Life Sciences UTC
  • The pupil power playground, Settlebeck School  

Yorkshire and Humber, England 

  • Eco House, Holmfirth High School
  • Effects of texture on aerodynamics, New College Pontefract

South East England 

  • Automated Indication, Barton Peveril Sixth Form College
  • Automated Solar Composter, Barton Peveril Sixth Form College
  • Constructing a functioning jet engine, Dr Challoner's Grammar School
  • The Sustainable Energy Hub, Edgbarrow School
  • Automatic Movement Assistant Robot, Invicta Grammar School
  • Do spices affect plant growth?, Invicta Grammar School
  • Does music effect video game players?, Invicta Grammar School
  • How to talk to a dog?, Invicta Grammar School
  • Analysing Universe's structural growth, Kendrick School
  • BIO-clean H20, Mayfield Grammar School, Gravesend
  • PlantSENSE, Mayfield Grammar School, Gravesend
  • Getting Down to Beesness - Apiary @ NTC, Northfleet Technology College
  • House Helping Robot, Reading School
  • Quantum Keys, Reading School supported by Radley College
  • The cane tip invention, St Bartholomew's School
  • Checkwave, St Wilfrid's Catholic Comprehensive School, Crawley
  • Stealth Radar, St Wilfrid's Catholic Comprehensive School, Crawley  

South West England 

  • Automatic irrigation system, Petroc
  • Project mAVES, West Exe School


  • E.Z Lock, Larbert High School
  • Music Electricity, Larbert High School
  • The Footless Boat, Larbert High School
  • Off the Grid, Lesmahagow High School
  • Healthy Minds - Calmify, St Aidan's High School
  • Future Proof, The Engineering Development Trust


  • Enabling the Hydrogen Economy, Bishop Gore School
  • Cycle Navigator, Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Bro Edern

Northern Ireland 

  • A.R.K., Ballymena Academy
  • Natural sunscreen preparations, St Mary's College, Londonderry
  • The effect of different pH on hydrogels, St Mary's College, Londonderry