Lab_13 Ghana 1
29 October

Lab_13 Ghana

To accompany our Kickstarter campaign for Lab_13 Ghana we are now advertising two (possibly) life changing opportunities.. Lightyear and Ignite! are offering a unique opportunity to become the first two Lab_13 Scientists in Residence in Africa – an exciting challenge to be part of the proof of concept of Lab_13 International as a movement for … continue reading

4 October

Wired 2014 Is Here

We are proud to be supporting Wired Next Generation – In 2014 WIRED Next Generation returns bigger and better. Now in its second year, WIRED Next Generation – the third day of the Wired 2014 event – is dedicated to inspiring young minds. On Saturday, October 18 they will welcome people aged 12 to 18 … continue reading

Ignite! 2013
18 December

Ignite! 2013 in Pictures

We want to share with you all the exciting and wonderful things we have been doing here at Ignite! over the last year. Please click on the Image below or click on this link We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that has supported Ignite! and wish you all a very joyous … continue reading

20 September

3-2-1-Ignition* Going for Lift Off!

3-2-1-Ignition* a place where you are greeted with a plethora of science busking experiments, ones that literally go BONG! And BANG!!

Where you can follow a trail of jars filled with curious objects and you can ask questions you’ve always wanted to.

3-2-1-Ignition* makes science fun, accessible and brings it to the high street, and we are asking for your help so we can reach out to more people…


We are raising money via Kickstarter to open another 3-2-1 Ignition*.

How much we raise will determine how long we can stay open and directly impact the scale and reach of the next shop.

It would be sensationally, wonderfully magical if you could spare a pound, ten pounds, a hundred pounds, whatever you can so we can bring delight and wonder to thousands more and help us reach our target of £4500.

If everyone that visited 3-2-1-Ignition* in its portable and pop up form over the last year gave a pound we could raise over £7550 that would be enough to take 3-2-1 Ignition* to two cities!

If that amount went to £5 we could we can open a chain of 9 3-2-1-Ignition* shops and engage 10’s of thousands of people in Citizen Science

If that amount went to £10 each… well then we could have a permanent presence on the high street and fill it with activity all year round.

We really need you to be a part of our Kickstarter journey, and there are some great rewards for your support!

Together we can give citizen science, community science and science on the high street a MASSIVE LIFT OFF!!!

To pledge your support please visit our Kickstarter page

Latitude Head Dingers
29 July

Latitude, Glasgow and Now to Celebrate!

We are in the office, exhausted by all that has taken place in the last week ….and excited by what it is yet to come. Latitude We spent 3 days delivering the portable pop up shop in the Faraway Forest at the Latitude festival, where we were blessed with sun, shade and science. It was … continue reading

16 July

3-2-1-Ignition* at Latitude Festival- 2 days to go!

3-2-1-Ignition* now pops up at festivals! Latitude Festival starts this week and will host a number of fantastic musical acts, comedy stages theaters and workshops. Situated in the ‘faraway forest’ will be US! 3-2-1-Ignition* with Wellcome Trust. We are currently making some fantastic new displays and tweaking our activities.. all very exciting! Here’s a … continue reading

View from Pompediu
10 July


Last week we were in PARIS. Why? Well, it was just a small matter of witnessing the UK winners wow an international audience at the ArtScience Prize 2013 labs at the artscience innovation labs at Le Laboratoire. The ArtScience Prize is an international competition that supports young people as they explore and develop ground breaking … continue reading

17 June

ArtScience Prize Celebrations

  What a day Friday was! As we wrapped up the UK ArtScience Prize 2013, we celebrated the fantastic achievements of all the students involved this year and the success of the pilot at our two UK sites; Ravensbourne, London and Landau Forte College, Derby and also officially launched the Programme in the UK. The … continue reading

3 June

3-2-1-Ignition* at Latitude Festival

Exciting news for 3-2-1-Ignition*! We will be running 3-2-1-Ignition*- our Science and curiosity based ‘pop up shop’ at this year’s Latitude festival in association with Wellcome Trust. Our neuroscience themed portable version of 3-2-1-Ignition* was a great success at the Barbican Weekender in March and Barbican Street Fair in April, with over 3000 visitors taking … continue reading

ArtScience Prize Ravensbourne
3 June

ArtScience Prize: Launch Celebration

We in the office are very much excitedly looking forward to this Friday’s celebration launch event for the UK ArtScience Prize at Wellcome Collection in London. (7 June) The participants from Landau Forte College in Derby and Ravensbourne, London will display their work that they have worked extremely hard on over the last few months. They have impressed … continue reading


Ignite! was set up in October 2006 to promote creativity in learning. Ignite! works with young people to reveal and develop their capacity for creativity and creative thinking.
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