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BT Young Scientist & Technology

BT operates across Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland as an all island operation, is headquartered in Belfast and Dublin and employs close to 3,000 people. Some 200 of these employees act as volunteers each year at the RDS during BTYS&TE.

In the Republic of Ireland, BT is a leading provider of networked IT services to government and major businesses. In Northern Ireland, BT is the leading communications provider to consumers and small and medium businesses (SMEs). The BT IT services team alone are the largest IT training company on the island.

The company invests significantly in network infrastructure North and South. Currently, Northern Ireland has one of the most advanced communications infrastructures in the world and was the first region outside London to achieve 100% broadband availability. BT is in the process of building an end-to-end IP network on the island of Ireland. This is part of the company’s multi-billion pound belief that the sustainability agenda creates real business opportunities.

The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition
In its 49th year the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition is much more than a competition; it is an unforgettable experience of a lifetime for the students who take part. The exhibition itself is the final stage in the competition which is open to all second level students from Ireland, both North and South.

You can read more about BT’s strategy and programme under the Corporate Responsibility link at and about the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition at:

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