Inspire the next generation of technology problem solvers

Join our industry Expert community to

  • Help young problem solvers to unleash their creative potential
  • Show students how skills from the classroom transfer into the real world
  • Be an inspiring role model for students from diverse backgrounds

Our Experts represent all areas of business and tech, forming a community of 1100+ volunteers who help young people bring their new product ideas to life.

What Experts do

Industry Experts volunteer their time by dialing into classrooms for one-hour sessions to advise and support teams of students through the creation and development of their problem-solving apps, IoT and machine learning projects.

Expert volunteers advise on many areas of tech product development, including:

  • Idea screening
  • Target users and market insights
  • User experience
  • Marketing and social media
  • Pitching and public speaking
  • Technical and data feasibility
  • Coding and web development
  • Internet of Things
  • Machine learning algorithms

Most sessions are organised via Skype, so Experts can volunteer from anywhere!

What we're looking for

  • You don’t need to be ‘techie’ - so long as you have an understanding of how your expertise supports new product development
  • Ideally, you have some professional experience in one of the areas above
  • You can do one session per year or one per week – it’s up to you
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How it works

1. Verify your identify using LinkedIn

If you don’t have LinkedIn, email us on:

2. Tell us about your areas of expertise

Fill out a short form so we can know what opportunities to contact you about

3. Get notified about opportunities

You’ll receive email notifications about session requests for the areas of expertise you selected

4. Select a session that fits your schedule

Most sessions are conducted via Skype, but if you’re interested in visiting a school you can do that too

5. Meet with students and their teacher for a one hour session

Hear about student ideas, and give advice on moving from problem to prototype