Engineer a Better World

Become a Super Realo and join the STEM Squad!

Become a Super Realo and join the STEM Squad with your supercharged invention!

The search for this next generation of ‘Super Realoes’ starts now! We’ve launched a competition challenging children to design their own superhero gadget that can make a positive impact on the world around them or a piece of assistive technology that can improve someone’s life. So, if you’ve ever dreamed of being a superhero, now’s your chance!

The winner will have a real-life prototype of their gadget made and be turned into a new superhero character in ‘The DM Universe’ comic strip, joining the STEM Squad to defeat the evil smog monster.

The competition will be open for entries for children aged 5-13 between 8th September -13th October. Entries will be judged by IET president Danielle George, STEM Squad member James Young, mechanical engineer and report co-author Matt Dickinson and the comic book artists.

To be in with a chance of winning – download the application form below and send your drawing to