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Thinking Ahead

Take part in the TEDI-London engineering taster programme

Applications have now closed

Thinking Ahead is our online engineering taster programme, inviting you to learn more about the world of engineering and take part in a design challenge.

You could choose to work on this challenge independently or you could form a group with your friends (max 5 people).



Thinking Ahead is an online programme.  All workshops, resources and collaboration will happen via a dedicated Microsoft Teams group which you will be added to before the programme starts.

Throughout there will be drop-in sessions with the TEDI-London team and industry masterclasses to teach you more about the world of engineering and help you with the challenge!


At the end of the programme you will submit your project in the form of a presentation. All projects will be reviewed and shortlisted by the TEDI-London team, and shortlisted projects will be invited to present their project to our panel of judges who will decide the winners of Thinking Ahead.


Yes! There are prizes! Winners will receive an industry coaching session and professional references (from TEDI-London).


You’ll need to be over the age of 16 and be available for approx 14 hours both weeks.  You’ll also need to have access to the internet.

Applications have now closed! We’ll be running Thinking Ahead again in 2022 so sign up to our mailing list to be the first to hear our next dates. 


What our previous Thinking Ahead students had to say...

  • “I joined the programme as a personal project to help me decide if engineering and design was the right career path for me. I also wanted to challenge myself creatively and generally learn more about the interdisciplinary aspects of engineering. The project did exactly that, as well as improving my confidence in creating and presenting a prototype.”

    Vritika Most Creative Thinking Ahead winner 2020
  • “I joined the Thinking Ahead programme because I’m interested in engineering and creating by attempting fun projects.The programme broadened my view on engineering as a whole, as I was able to strengthen my engineering skills but also learn about product design and pitching a product.”

    Aaryan Most Innovative Thinking Ahead winner 2020
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