Inspiring the next generation

Bring it On is an annual event, designed to showcase the best of science and engineering in the North East of England, encouraging students to undertake STEM subjects and careers. With 2500 students in attendance, this was the biggest event yet.

Palintest was delighted to be involved in the second ever Bring it On North East, inspiring students to consider STEM careers.  One of more than 70 companies involved at the event at the Beacon of Light in Sunderland. Our aim was to show off the range of talent and technology that companies across the region are involved with.

At the event we were introducing our colorimetric technologies, demonstrating to the students how we use the development of colour to determine the concentration of different chemicals or heavy metals in the water.

Also on display we had one of our portable water quality laboratories, the Wagtech Potatech. These kits have been designed specifically for field use and for regions where there is limited water and laboratory infrastructure. The kits are equipped with technology used to determine water quality and safeguard public health.
Throughout the event hundreds of children got involved and performed tests on different water samples to determine the concentration of alkalinity in the samples, with different samples showing from green to blue.

It was an excellent event involving a wide range of inspiring companies and we can’t wait to be involved again next year. For more information about Bring it On and to find out how you can get involved, visit


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