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Primary schools from across Ireland are invited to take part in the 2018 Intel Mini Scientist!

Intel Launch Mini Scientist 2018

Rhys McLoughlin and Conor Walsh Pupils from Castleknock Educate Together with their project ‘How polluted is your school commute’ pictured at the Leinster Regional Final of the 2017 Intel Mini competition

This week Intel Ireland has launched the Mini Scientist competition for 2018.

The Intel Mini Scientist is a competition for primary school students in 4th, 5th and 6th class and is open to schools across Ireland.

To participate schools must sign up here. Once signed up the students in teams of up to four must create and develop a Science or Technology project, which can be based on the Primary Science Curriculum or any area which is of interest to the participating students.

Once the projects have been developed, the school will host an exhibition to showcase them, Intel will provide a judge and will also provide prizes for all of the participants!

A winning project from every school taking part will progress to a regional final where students will then have the opportunity to compete for a place at the National Grand Final.

Roisin Mulvihill and Roisin Carroll Pupils from St.Bridgid’s national school with their project ‘Diabetes in the world around us’ pictured at the Leinster Regional Final of the 2017 Intel Mini competition

In 2017, almost 8000 students from 140 different schools participated.

The Prizes
There are a number of fantastic prizes available to participating schools:

  • Every school taking part receives a special commemorative plaque
  • Every student taking part receives a goody bag and certificate.
  • Every member of the winning project teams receives science related prizes.
  • There is a €1000 monetary grant for the school which has the overall Grand final winning project.


Key Dates

  • June 4th                                         Launch of Intel Mini Scientist 2017
  • October 5th                                     Closing date for registration
  • October 8th – November 16th     School exhibitions take place
  • December 5th – 20th                     Regional finals take place
  • February 2019                                 Grand Final event takes place

Want to Get Involved?

The Mini Scientist is open to schools all across Ireland and there is no minimum number of students required for a school to participate. If you would like to register your school to take part in Mini Scientist 2017 please visit and use the link provided to register your school.

The Intel Mini Scientist is all about having fun and getting some practical, hands on experience of science and technology – sign up today and join the fun!


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