Glasgow Science Centre is holding its second online festival 19-21 May, and everyone aged 10 and upwards is invited to attend.

Curious About Innovation will celebrate the innovative spirit in all of us, and how that spirit can change the world.

The three-day programme of live talks, interviews, games and resources will reveal how technology and innovation are solving global challenges. The festival is being delivered with support from the Inspiring Science Fund provided by Wellcome, UKRI and BEIS with additional support from JP Morgan, Mathworks and University of Strathclyde.

Top innovators from Scotland and around the world have signed up to take part. Experts from organisations like Rolls Royce, AAC Clyde Space, the National Oceanographic Centre, IBM and the Scottish Space School have all signed up.

NASA astronauts and engineers will be beamed in from the USA to answer questions about life in space; the Royal Navy will take everyone on a guided tour round a virtual submarine and the plans to get oysters cleaning the Clyde will be revealed.

The festival is free and open to everyone, just register on https://curiousabout.glasgowsciencecentre.org/.

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Stephen Breslin, chief executive of Glasgow Science Centre, said: “Curious About Innovation has been designed to entertain and inspire everyone aged 10 and upwards.

“Some of the world’s most exciting science and technology will be showcased in the festival. It will cover industries like space, construction, cyber security, health, robotics and the environment.”

“The festival will inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers by highlighting the career paths and employers that are available to young people in Scotland.”

Curious About Innovation is Glasgow Science Centre’s second online festival. It builds on the themes connected with GSC’s IdeaNo59 exhibition, which everyone can visit in person when the science centre reopens.

The festival also  supports GSC Learning Lab’s space module and GSC’s STEM Futures’ programme, which is helping thousands of young people into STEM work experience and career choices.

Curious About Innovation is free to everyone, but those aged 10 and upwards will get the most out of it. Visit https://curiousabout.glasgowsciencecentre.org/ for updates.

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Curious About Innovation: Highlights

Scotland’s innovation in the space sector (AAC Clyde Space), 20 May, 1015-1100

The space sector is booming in Scotland. Join AAC Clyde Space to find out about innovation and growth in the space sector and how we use satellites to communicate and collect information.

NASA live talks, 19 May, 2000 & 20 May, 1900

Join NASA engineers and astronauts as they give you the lowdown on living in space, and keeping astronauts comfortable and safe on orbit. You'll even have the opportunity to ask questions about their exciting careers.

Virtual Submarine Tour with the Royal Navy, 19 May, 1115 – 1200

Take a virtual tour of a Navy submarine, go behind the scenes and learn about the innovations and the practical engineering solutions within the vessel.

Construction Innovation with Morrison Construction, 20 May, 1115 – 1200

Take a virtual tour of a construction site, see how Morrison Construction uses the latest innovation and technology to design buildings on their sites. Hear how they use advanced low-energy construction to build sites with very low environmental impact.

Jet Engine Evolution with Rolls Royce, 21 May – 1115 – 1200

Take a virtual tour of the Rolls Royce site at Inchinnan! Go behind the scenes on the manufacturing journey to see how compressor aerofoils are made from beginning to end and understand their function within the jet engine. This workshop will also follow the evolution of the jet engine and how it has developed over the years to incorporate innovation as technology advances.

Glasgow Tower Uncovered – Ideas Studio

Take a tour of Glasgow Tower, an unique structure in Glasgow city's skyline. Get behind the scenes as we discuss some of the challenges it has faced, and the innovative solutions making this tower a Guinness World Record holder.

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