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Ignite! was founded in 2006 with the vision of supporting exceptionally creative young people between the ages of 10 and 21. Ignite! moved up to Nottingham to run a four-year regional development agency-funded project called Ignition promoting STEM subjects across the East Midlands.


Since 2012, Ignite! has continued to work with numerous partners to build the skills, insights and confidence of communities and enable them to respond to the challenges and opportunities of our rapidly changing world.


Our work is all about bringing together Creativity, Curiosity and Community. We work with schools, youth groups and communities and our projects aim to give families the opportunity to learn together, raise confidence in their own ideas, and challenge preconceptions about the world. We cover a whole range of themes and topics – from the environment to the movement of microbes, from astrophysics to the manipulation of our senses - using creative thinking approaches to bring the subject matter to life. 

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