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BT, the proud sponsor and organiser of the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition, has today revealed the exciting line-up of special acts and business events that will join the 550 exhibiting young scientists at the virtual BTYSTE next month.

The 2022 line-up of spectacular performers will go beyond limits to explore the wonderful world of science; with visitors able enjoy it from the comfort of their home, workplace, or school, free of charge from 12th-14th January 2022.

From the physics of rollercoasters and football, to how space exploration can support our sustainability agenda, it’s time to buckle up and enjoy this fascinating journey into science.

Sustainable Outer Space: As we all redouble our efforts to live more sustainably here on earth, what about the satellites and technology that have been sent upwards and are now orbiting our planet in outer space? Space exploration is happening every day and the BTYSTE 2022 will explore how to continue this journey in a sustainable way as well as what might happen if we don’t.

World Cup Physics: Lace up your boots, pull up your socks, and discover the physics at play in World Cup 2022, with physicist and professional footballer, Mark Langtry, the Science Guy at Explorium.

The Science of Rap: Discover the science and technology that fuels our creative expressions and gain a better insight into the music production process.

Physics of Rollercoasters: Take off on an adventure to Ireland’s only theme Park and Zoo and discover the scientists and engineers who use their understanding of the natural world, to create out of this world experiences!

Strong Women of Science: Join Aoife and Maria as they bring circus and science together in their acclaimed show for guests at the virtual exhibition.

Psychologi-Science Magic: Join BBC’s David Meade on an exploration through the mind-blowing ways your brain works. He’ll boggle your mind with perception twisting illusions and jaw dropping demonstrations – and you’ll even learn some of his tricks of the trade!

Nextipedia, BT’s annual innovation and technology event, returns to the BTYSTE with a distinguished line-up of national and international guests to help us unlock the answers to success in 2022.

This fascinating discussion will help to equip us with the tools to be happier healthier and more heroic in this New Year. Work Futurist and Ted Talk phenomenon Dominic Price will be motivating guests to reconnect with what’s truly important for a happy and productive life; while multi award-winning journalist and host of the renowned How to Fail podcast, Elizabeth Day will be reveal her tools getting back up in the wake of failure. Also joining this impressive line-up will be Shay Walsh, Managing Director of BT Ireland, Neuroscientist Paul Taylor, and Rob Shuter, CEO of Enterprise for BT.

Shay Walsh, Managing Director of BT Ireland said “We’re excited to bring the wonderful world of science and technology alive at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition this January. From fascinating student projects, mind-blowing shows and insightful business discussions, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at the BTYSTE 2022. Registration for the full Exhibition is now open to audiences from across the globe and we look forward to welcoming all of our virtual visitors next month.

For a second year, registered visitors will have access to all BTYSTE events free of charge, opening up the world of science to visitors from all backgrounds, geographies, and interests. For more information on this fantastic family event and to register, visit or follow @BTYSTE on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube or Snapchat (username: BTYSTE).



Notes to Editor

Registration for media accreditation for the BTYSTE 2022 is now open. To register your interest, please fill out your details here.

For media queries:

Hanover Communications for BTYSTE:

Sinead Reilly: / 085 8421970

Conor McCrave: / 087 7650970

List of Speakers & Special Acts – with more to be announced!

Sustainable Outer Space, World Cup Physics with Mark the Science Guy, The Science of Rap – The KABIN in the Neighbourhood, Physics of Rollercoasters – Tayto Park Adventure, Strong Women Science from Circus 250, Psychologi-Science Magic with David Meade, Dominic Price – What’s Your Happiness Score, Elizabeth Day – How to Fail, Paul Taylor – The 7 Rituals of Mental Vitality, Rob Shuter – Unlocking the Change

BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition

The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition is much more than a competition – it is the experience of a lifetime for the students and teachers who take part. Designed to raise schools’ engagement in the critical subjects of science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM), the Exhibition calls upon students aged 12-19 years from all over the island of Ireland to showcase innovative science and technology project. In 2021, visitors from 77 countries accessed the student’s projects and the on-line portal. The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition is supported by several valued partners including the Department of Education & Skills, Analog Devices, Stripe, Perrigo, and RTE. Learn more at

About BT

BT Group is the UK’s leading telecommunications and network provider and a leading provider of global communications services and solutions, serving customers in 180 countries. Its principal activities in the UK include the provision of fixed voice, mobile, broadband and TV (including Sport) and a range of products and services over converged fixed and mobile networks to consumer, business, and public sector customers. For its global customers, BT provides managed services, security and network and IT infrastructure services to support their operations all over the world. BT consists of four customer-facing units: Consumer, Enterprise, Global and its wholly owned subsidiary, Openreach, which provides access network services to over 650 communications provider customers who sell phone, broadband and Ethernet services to homes and businesses across the UK.

For the year ended 31 March 2021, BT Group’s reported revenue was £21,331m with reported profit before taxation of £1,804m.

British Telecommunications plc is a wholly owned subsidiary of BT Group plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group.  BT Group plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange.

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