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Who are Little Inventors?

Little Inventors is a creative education organisation that inspires imagination by taking children’s amazing ideas seriously.

Our Mission!

To give children across the world the opportunity to develop and showcase their creativity and problem-solving skills, build their confidence, curiosity and resilience to become caring citizens of our planet, all invaluable attributes that will support them as adults in their everyday life and chosen career paths.

How we do this...

Invent

We create free resources for organisations, teachers and parents to encourage children to think up and draw great invention ideas. We work with partners to run challenges, events and workshops!

Make

We challenge skilled experts and makers to work with children to turn their ideas into reality, from the practical to the fantastical, no limits.

Show

We showcase children’s inventions online and in books and exhibitions to inspire tomorrow’s inventors, scientists, makers and problem-solvers to believe in their ability to make a difference.

We are always keen to hear about new ways to bring Little Inventors to children across the world, so get in touch if you want to work with us!

The Little Inventors Team!

Dominic Wilcox

Chief Inventor

Dominic works between the worlds of art, design, craft and technology, transforming the ordinary into something surprising - his work has been shown across the world! He is the founder of Little Inventors.

Katherine Mengardon

Chief Educator

Katherine has been developing popular innovative educational programmes for BBC, Cartoon Network, Nesta and now for Little Inventors. She’s also an illustrator in her spare time celebrating families, cats, bad puns and indie bands.

Will Evans

Managing Director

Education is a passion for Will, and though he has led socially-driven start-ups in other sectors he always comes back for more. He keeps us moving towards our goal of having creativity firmly embedded in the curriculum.

Suzy O'Hara

Chief Curator

Suzy is a curator who loves investigating new ways to support artists and inventors to use their creativity to produce inspiring, innovative ideas. Over the past 15 years, she has brought many different people together to collaborate on innovative projects and helped Dominic deliver the very first Little Inventors project! Alongside working with great colleagues at Little Inventors, Suzy also works as a researcher in the Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries at the University of Sunderland.

Emilie Harrak

Project Pilot

Emilie’s background is in creative and cultural learning, from family workshops to talks and exhibitions to running a national design and enterprise programme for schools. Emilie is an artist and loves making all kinds of things from food to furniture.

Chelsea Vivash

Imagination Officer

With a background in Fine Art, Chelsea loves all things arts and crafts. ‘At the frontline of Little Inventors, I am lucky enough to see all of the invention ideas pour in...the hilarious and creative minds of children never fail to amaze me’..

Jill Bennison

Creative Producer

Jill has been a creative producer and project managed regional and national events and festivals for the last 20 years, with an emphasis on engaging with families, schools and community audiences.

Gareth Owen Lloyd

Chief Maker

Gareth loves helping others be creative; from crafting with toddlers to tutorials with students. He set up London’s first FabLab, Machines Room and reckons he’s trained about a thousand people to use a laser cutter!