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 2023/24.

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 19 June!

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

The Big Bang Competition Finalists 2024

East England and the Midlands 

  • Bedford College - Brown Dwarfs in VISTA and DES 
  • Colchester County High School for Girls - Optigon - The future of logistics 
  • Ralph Sadleir School - How our eyes can change over time 
  • Saint Joan of Arc Catholic School - The infinity drone 
  • Simon Balle All-Through School - Project Gulldrone 
  • Simon Balle All-Through School - Project Q1 
  • Sir John Lawes School - Water-Powered Flood Rescue Boat 
  • The King's (The Cathedral) School - Check Dams to Combat Climate Change 
  • Watford Grammar School for Boys - Is the 5 Second Rule Real? 
  • Brookvale Groby Learning Campus - A New Design to combat Coastal Flooding  
  • Derby Moor Spencer Academy - Selective Mutism App 
  • Derby Moor Spencer Academy - Cure.Ai (AI therapist) 
  • Derby Moor Spencer Academy - Water Express 
  • Murray Park Community School - CO2 Consumer 
  • William Farr CofE Comprehensive School - Intelligent Feedback Walking Stick 
  • William Farr CofE Comprehensive School - Growing Plants & Crops Efficiently 
  • Alleyne's Academy - Canal Boat Wake Study 
  • Alleyne's Academy - Waterwheel Paddle Investigation 
  • Bishop Vesey's Grammar School - Plane Delivery System 
  • Haberdashers' Adams - Improved global refugee shelter design 
  • King Charles I School - Engine safety and fuel saving system 
  • King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls - Electricity generation from vehicles 
  • King Edward VI Handsworth School - AMIE: A Medical Items Entity 
  • Walton High School - How solar energy changes with altitude 
  • WMG Academy for Young Engineers (Solihull) - Support Chair and Table 


  • Featherstone High School - dotFlow: A Refreshable Braille Display
  • Harris Westminster Sixth Form - MASS MOVEMENTS ON SLOPES
  • Ilford County High School - Smart Home Garden
  • King's College London Maths School - AutoMate - The chess board for everyone
  • Kingsdale Foundation School - Alzheimer's In Mice: Memory Mechanism
  • London Academy of Excellence Tottenham - EpiPen Compact Plus
  • Neuronauts (community group) - RoboBee
  • Queen Elizabeth's Girls' School - Biocement
  • Queen Elizabeth's Girls' School - Roof Top Turbine
  • Queen Elizabeth's Girls' School - Baby Alert
  • Queen Elizabeth's Girls' School - b.carefree
  • Queen Elizabeth's Girls' School - Electromania
  • Queen Elizabeth's Girls' School - Last Drop
  • Queen Elizabeth's Girls' School - Tab: No paste no waste
  • Queen Elizabeth's School, Barnet - Robodog
  • Queen Elizabeth's School, Barnet - Treatment of Sarcopenia in the Elderly
  • Queen Elizabeth's School, Barnet - Smart Martial Arts Training Dummy
  • Queen Elizabeth's School, Barnet - Green Pot: Growing the future
  • Queen Elizabeth's School, Barnet - Targeted Fire Suppression System
  • Queen Elizabeth's School, Barnet - Smart Food Storage Container
  • Reach Academy Feltham - Cyanobacteria in the Ionosphere
  • Wallington County Grammar School - Carbon CycleCapture
  • Whitefield School - Converting urine into fuels
  • Wilson's School - Automatic Pen Writer
  • Wimbledon College - AI-Enabled Traffic & Pollution Prediction
  • Woodford County High School - Drug Delivery Method & Dissolution Rate

North West, North East and Yorkshire and Humber 

  • Sandbach High School and Sixth Form College - NeuroSynth
  • Stockport Academy - Party Pannels
  • The Blue Coat School - Solar Optimisation with Light Angulation
  • Winstanley College - One-handed Saxophone Accessory
  • Liverpool Life Sciences UTC - Biochemical digestion of plastic
  • Liverpool Life Sciences UTC - KWS
  • Liverpool Life Sciences UTC - Pollen Identification; Bee Bread & Hives
  • Liverpool Life Sciences UTC – SCOBY
  • New College Pontefract - Uses of stem cells for JIA

South East and South West

  • Blessed George Napier Catholic School and Sixth Form - The VTOL Gyroplane: flying car
  • Gravesend Grammar School - Urban Farming
  • Invicta Grammar School - Accessible travel: is AI the future?
  • Invicta Grammar School - The Autistic Brain in Social Situations
  • Invicta Grammar School - App to support people with autism
  • Invicta Grammar School - Tackling beach plastic with Robot
  • Matthew Arnold School - AQUABlu
  • St Bartholomew's School - Smart Water Efficient Home System
  • St Bartholomew's School - Access to our railways
  • The Bulmershe School - Virtual reality referee training
  • The College of Richard Collyer In Horsham - Limitations of reinforcement learning
  • Camborne Science and International Academy - Colours Effect on Maths Performance
  • Lavington School - Safe lighting in country and city areas
  • The Bourne Academy - Ammonia Powered Engines


Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales

  • St Colman's College – Newry - 'Egg'citing way to treat phosphates
  • St Mary's College, Londonderry - A wound dressing to indicate infection
  • St Aidan's High School - A Theme Park for The Future
  • St John Ogilvie High School - Ultrasonic Based Radar System
  • Fitzalan High School - Piezoelectric Stairs
  • Hawarden High School - Community Lead Solution in El Alto Peru
  • Lewis Girls' Comprehensive School - Piezoelectric motorway unit
  • Lewis Girls' Comprehensive School - Power generating speed bump
  • Olchfa School - Remake the waste
  • Olchfa School - The Big Bang Brainiacs
  • Olchfa School - Glo Gang
  • Ysgol Dyffryn Aman - UTSWD architecture and environment
  • Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Bro Edern - Braille -Board Chess For The Blind
  • Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Bro Edern - Portable Pollution Monitor
  • Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Bro Edern - ACL Football Boot