CCFFentre for Factories of the Future (C4FF)

C4FF was a UK-TECNET project which became part of the EU’s network of innovative projects – the EuroTecnet programme (1984-1996).  C4FF has supported the establishment of education centre
s and universities in several countries; the last two major achievements were the establishment of two universities in Turkey.

We have supported UK schools for many years and instigated the training of CDT teachers in Wales and later throughout the UK early 1980s. It supported the Government initiatives such as WISE and GATE and coordinated the EFF’s school project known as CONNET.

We believe in cooperating with business and academia to provide the best education offer to children of all ages, with STEM subjects being a particular focus. With exciting development plans for our new centre in the heart of Kenilworth C4FF hope to start hosting our own STEM clubs and self development groups and activities for children and adults in the near future.

Contact:  Joanna Niedzwiedz 

Email: joanna.niedzwiedz


Bahcesehir University (UK Campus)

Bahcesehir UK was established by Centre for Factories of the Future (C4FF) Ltd and MarEdu as a private university at Companies House with the title of Bahcesehir University (UK campus) Limited on 25th of October 2016. C4FF and MarEdu have been involved in establishing universities in several countries and have developed a range of degrees including higher degrees with the provision for transfer onto MPhil/PhD programmes of studies.

As a results of establishing several universities, the two organisations have created a unique engineering and management faculty with unique characteristics introducing innovation in higher education.

Innovation in Education Practice:

  • A university of tomorrow
  • Practical science and world class learning environment
  • Academic industry partnership
  • Leaping into future digitisation
  • Learning by doing and discovery learning
  • Learner focussed and led
  • Leaning through problem definition and solution
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Accredited programmes and courses by leading professional institutions
  • Novel pathways and progression routes
  • Helping companies to compete worldwide
  • Preparing people for transformation and lean optimal

Contact: Dr Basak Akdemir



Coventry University

Coventry University has an established regional, national and international presence, with over 24,000 students in total, 5,000 international students from over 140, different countries, Research ventures across the globe and support for 9,000 SME’s, internationally, per year. Coventry University has secured the 15th spot overall in the Guardian University Guide 2016 our highest ever ranking putting us ahead of a number of Russell Group Institutions. We were also made ‘Modern University of the Year’ by The Times and Sunday Times Good University for 2014 and 2015.

Coventry University is a forward-looking modern University With a proud tradition as a provider of high quality education and a focus on multidisciplinary research, the University has established a robust academic presence regionally, nationally and across the world.

In addition to our broader outreach work, the University, through the work of dedicated staff in the Faculty of Engineering and Computing, also delivers a programme of activities over the year with a specific focus on increasing the number of students taking STEM subjects and progressing on to STEM degrees, and Widening Participation in STEM from the under represented groups in higher education.

Contact: Sinead Ouillon

Tel.  +44 (0) 7974984354


Skype: sineadouillon


ImagImagine_Make_Inspireine Make Inspire

Imagineer is a creative company specialising in cultural events and educational programmes, whose ambitious work combines imagination, creativity, engineering, narrative and spectacle  perhaps best known for its landmark Cultural Olympiad project, Godiva Awakes.

Vision: To inspire and make new and extraordinary site specific and outdoor work through dynamic creative collaborations, creating beauty and human connections where you least expect them. Ours is a journey of dreams, from imagineering creative ideas to practical realisation to inspiration.

Mission: To grow and inspire imagineers of the future, through three core strands of work

  • Celebrating the hidden secrets of Coventry and creative expeditionaries from all sectors of life worldwide, who innovate, inspire, invent, through The Festival of Imagineers
  • Delivering an inspirational education programme for children and young people that brings the arts and sciences together
  • Continuing to develop The Daimler Building as a modest, atmospheric and inspirational space to create new work.


Inspiration_ClubThe Inspiration Club was established to provide a platform to share ‘inspiring stories’ at live events in the Midlands and has evolved to provide training around self-development, goal setting, leadership and developing your social enterprise community business.

Our Mission is to “Inspire Communities and Individuals to be the best they can be” We are the number 1 location for ‘self-development, self-awareness and self-success’ in the UK and beyond. Don’t just change your life transform it.

For more information contact: Carole Donnelly

Phone: 07846407539



ImagineeringImagineering Foundation

Imagineering Foundation is a Charitable Organisation whose aim is to encourage children to pursue a career in engineering.  They enthuse and nurture young engineers of the future through exploration of the worlds of engineering and technology through fun hands on STEAM activities.

Imagineering’s mission is to spark the imagination through  positive experiences of engineering and to inspire enthusiasm by providing helpful role models. It works closely with companies and engineering organisations of all kinds to provide support, guidance and educational material to enable the engineers of the future.  Imagineering also establishes collaborative networks, including with stakeholders, to provide clear pathways to careers in engineering.

For more information contact:    Bob Shanks, Chairman  E:

For general enquiries contact:    Joy Smith   E:



STEMNET (the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Network) is an independent charity which works with thousands of schools, colleges and STEM employers, to enable young people of all backgrounds and abilities to meet inspiring role models, understand real world applications of STEM subjects and experience hands-on STEM activities that motivate, inspire and bring learning and career opportunities to life.

Presently we have 650 STEM Ambassadors volunteering with young people in Coventry and Warwickshire and over 30,000 volunteers nationally.


To be a recognised leader in enabling all young people to achieve their potential in STEM by:

  • Ensuring all young people are encouraged to understand the excitement and importance of STEM in their lives, and the career opportunities to which the STEM subjects can lead;
  • Encouraging businesses , organisations and individuals to support young people in STEM;
  • Helping all schools across the UK to understand the benefits of engaging with STEM and embedding it within curriculum planning.

For general enquiries contact:    Gaynor Sharp



Practical Action

Practical action is an international development charity that uses science and technology to lift people out of poverty. Their schools team provides FREE resources to support teaching STEM Science and D & T at both primary and secondary level. Materials are set in a real world context that pupils find both engaging and motivating. Their most popular resources are their STEM challenges, hands-on activities where pupils STEM skills are put to the tests. They are used for transition, off timetable days, STEM and science clubs as well as within the school’s curriculum. Take a look at:

Stop the spread – pupils design, build and test a model of a hand washing device for a primary school in Kenya, plus produce educational materials to encourage pupils to wash their hands

Beat the Flood – After testing a variety of material for absorbency and strength pupils design, build and test a model of a flood-proof house.

Plastics challenge – Having explored the science behind plastics and recycling pupils design a product by reusing or recycling plastics.

Design for a better world – With a strong link to the Global Goals pupils design a product/system they feel will help us reach the Global Goal targets.

Floating Garden Challenge – Pupils consider how to grow crops even when lad s flooded , then design and build a model of a floating garden.

All challenges come complete with teacher’s notes, pupil worksheets, PowerPoint presentations, and posters free upon request

Other material include UPd8s produced with the Association of Science Education, and concept cartoons produced with Millgate House Education, and a variety of other materials on energy, climate change and the global goals

For enquires about our schools materials contact:

Phone:  01926 634400



Fab Lab Coventry

Fab Lab Coventry, part of a global network of Fab Labs, is a small scale engineering and learning facility located in the heart of Coventry, partnered with Coventry University, Coventry City Council and University of Warwick. We are a community resource where people can come together to make “almost” anything, from 3D printing, laser cutting, vinyl cutting, CNC milling, woodworking and electronics. Open Wednesday to Saturday to anyone wanting to make and offering a mixture of both free and fee paying classes for ages 8 and above on a weekly basis.

For general enquiries contact:

Phone:  02476 220296



IET Faraday

The IET Faraday programme has been developed by the Institution of Engineering and Technology, Europe’s largest professional organisation in the field. Our aim is to introduce a new generation to the sheer excitement of science, technology and engineering.

The IET Faraday resources are free and all available through our website. Our materials include cross-curricular classroom activities with accompanying film clips, online games and quizzes, as well as downloadable supporting files such as PowerPoint presentation and handouts that you can tailor to the needs of your students. We also run an annual competition – IET Faraday Challenge Days – as well as offer classroom posters and careers packs that you can order from us free of charge.

The IET Education 5-19 team runs an education service aimed at supporting teachers of science and technology and provides a range of curriculum support, resources and information for schools. We support partnerships organisations in the provision of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) resources and experiences for both teachers and students across the UK.

For general enquiries contact:

Phone:  01438 767653