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About Student Innovation Ireland CLG

Student Innovation Ireland CLG is a non profit organisation which is formed of F1 in Schools alumni and STEM advocates from around Ireland. As an organisation, our motivation is to inspire students to dream big, to think creatively and to nurture their skills. Our motto, "Driving the Future", and our logo reference our small company's ambition to make large-scale changes in the technical skills and confidence of young people in Ireland.


At SII, we are working with committed industry partners to provide an exciting yet challenging educational experience through the magnetic appeal of Formula 1. F1 in Schools is the only truly global educational programme that raises awareness of STEM and Formula 1 among students and school children in every region, in every country, on every continent.


  • Student Innovation Ireland CLG is a not-for-profit company established with committed partners to provide an exciting yet challenging educational experience through the magnetic appeal of F1. 

  • F1 in Schools the only global multi-disciplinary challenge in which teams of students aged 9 to 19 deploy CAD/CAM software to collaborate, design, analyse, manufacture, test, and then race miniature compressed air powered cars made from F1 model block.  

  • It is a unique global platform for the promotion of Formula 1 and partners to a youth market.

  • Teams must raise sponsorship and manage budgets to fund research, travel and accommodation.

  • The challenge inspires students to use IT to learn about physics, aerodynamics, design, manufacture, branding, graphics, sponsorship, marketing, leadership/teamwork, media skills and financial strategy, and apply them in a practical, imaginative, competitive and exciting way.

  • The founding constitution of Student Innovation Ireland stipulates that it is, and shall remain, a not-for-profit organisation.  Funds raised through sponsorship are invested in administering, developing and expanding the challenge. All income is deployed in accordance with guidelines laid down by Formula 1.

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