Restech wins £10,000 from Santander
BRL Technology Incubatee Robotic Educational Systems and Technology (Restech) wins £10,000 from Santander
A company that inspires young people to learn about robotics and computing has won a £10,000 grant. Based in BRL's Technology Incubator, Robotic Educational Systems and Technology (Restech) won a Santander’s social enterprise development award to help fund the expansion of its robotic education workshops.
Restech is a social enterprise that provides fun and inspiring workshops to schools and local young people on robotics, computer science and programming. The Santander award will help it build a website with an online learning platform and buy equipment to use in its robotic workshops which will help them expand their services to a wider audience and enable more disadvantaged young people to gain access to new skills.
Zan Nadeem, director, Restech said: “The Robotics industry is growing and schools are adapting their curriculum to include more of it. “We were thrilled to win a Santander Award as it will help us to keep up to date with the fast paced robotics world and deliver our workshops to even more enthusiastic young people.”
Julian Alexander, Santander regional director, said: “At Santander we are committed to supporting communities and the social enterprise development awards were set up to help enterprises in the South West looking to grow. “Restech has demonstrated the positive impact of its interactive teaching methods in the computing world and with increasing interest from schools they have great potential to expand. We’re very pleased to be able to help them realise their goals.”