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Technology, Design and Innovation (TDI) Challenge

The MTA's TDI Challenge exists to help teachers and lecturers to promote the great work of their D&T and Engineering students and to celebrate the creativity and innovation taking place inside the curriculum. In turn, the competition helps our industry to better understand the challenges that education is facing and how we might be able to assist through collaboration.

ENTRIES FOR THE 2020 TDI Challenge (Home Edition) are now open!

This year, in light of the current social distancing measures, we are running a Home Edition for the TDI Challenge. 

We are asking creative young people aged 16-19 to upload a 1-2 minute video detailing their D&T or Engineering project and explaining how and why it will benefit it's users.

Competition Winners will be given the opportunity to undertake a work placement in a professional design department to further their knowledge and understanding of the principles of Design & Technology.


Visit our dedicated website for the full competition details and upload your video entry or simply upload your video to facebook or twitter using the hashtag #tdichallenge2020 

Follow us on Twitter @MTA_Education #TDIChallenge2020 

Be creative! Previous winners have included Stackamals, a high end Chick Brooder, a spherical wheel, a hydroponic lighting system, a sports device for a beep test and an outdoor expedition water boiler. Check out the list at the bottom of the page for all previous winning projects.

There are no restrictions on the project that you enter, as long as it is based on real technology so let your creativity run wild! 

TDI Challenge, Education & Development Department, Manufacturing Technologies Association, 62 Bayswater Road, London, W2 3PS

Schools are permitted to enter multiple students and projects, the closing date for entries is the  Finalists will be notified after 2nd July 2020.

TDI Challenge Final 2016

TDI Challenge Final 2017