More than 500 children and teenagers from all over Ireland will gather in Drumree, Co Meath today for the Kinia Creative Tech Fest.

Young people, aged between 12 and 18 years, will showcase creative technology projects in the areas of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), digital media and computer science.

They will be joined by their teachers, community group leaders and youth workers for a series of events including interactive robot wars, a live music concert and an awards ceremony.

"We're delighted with the response to Creative Technology Week, the first nationally recognised celebration of Creative Technology here in Ireland, and to see such abundant talent on display at both this year’s Tech Feile and Creative Tech Fest events," said Marianne Checkley, CEO of Kinia.

"It has given young people an opportunity to broaden their aspirations and be recognised for their learning skills development in Digital Media, Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths."

"The events during the week are a celebration of potential and are designed to spark interest in future career paths, helping to make sure that no young person is left behind in an increasingly complex and digital future," Ms Checkley said.

Kinia is an education-focused non-profit organisation that works to ensure that skills and digital learning opportunities are accessible and available for all children and young people.