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TECH:TRUCK 2.0

We can’t believe how time has flown by since we did our first launch of TECH:TRUCK. And we were beyond excited when the colleges involved asked us to work on the upgraded model, which was launched last Friday.

Partners from the South Hampshire Colleges Group, HSDC, City of Portsmouth College, Isle of Wight College, Brockenhurst College, Solent LEP, and South Coast Institute of Technology joined us at SUGOI HQ for the unveiling of the new and improved TECH:TRUCK. We were also joined by Cllr. Fred Birkett (The Mayor of Fareham) and Cllr. Roz Chadd (Deputy Leader of Hampshire County Council).

Here’s a video of the day, or keep reading more to find out about the project.

The brief was to provide an upgraded model that was more durable, but also included even more courses than the first version. This time, we added features for the following subject areas:

  • Clean Maritime
  • Transport & Logistics
  • Robotics
  • Special Effects, Sound & Lighting
  • Healthcare, Medicine & Wellbeing

 

So. Here’s the concept.

Sticking with the iconic green and black TECH:TRUCK palette, we made some changes to give the vehicle a more industrial and nautical feel. So, we removed all of the straight lines and corners, opting for curved units with porthole openings. Each of the pods inside TECH:TRUCK mirror the curves on the units exactly. And for a pop of colour, we have green feature resin running through the central pod.

The team also used recycled plastic worktops and metal drum, to tie into the industrial feel. And, for increased durability, we included steel-look kickplates.

 

 

Now, into the techy bits!

TECH:TRUCK now features a nifty light bar, with bespoke speakers. These are controlled through a brand-new sound and lighting deck. New introductions also include a hydrogen car, AI robots and a 3D printer. This adds to the virtual reality headsets, robotic arm and drones you would have seen in the original TECH:TRUCK.

And, our personal favourites.

We were asked to come up any ideas that would promote the courses to ages 5 to 11, so that TECH:TRUCK can reach a wider audience by visiting primary schools. We came up with two hideaway game concepts:

First was for our aspiring Healthcare students: Two drawers have had games of Operation installed, so that two teams of children can race to complete the game first.

And next was for our Transport & Logistics dreamers: We’ve created a bespoke LEGO drawer for students to build their dream vehicles.

Thank you to everyone who came along to the relaunch event on Friday, we’re hope you’re as pleased with the finished product as we are! And a huge thanks to Global Fire Creative and Harvey Gilham for the video and photo coverage of the day.

More information on the Joint Venture

The project, a partnership between SUGOI CAMPERS and HSDC, City of Portsmouth College, South Hampshire Colleges Group, IOW College, Brockenhurst College, The Institute of Technology and The Solent Local Economic Partnership. All of these organisations will be able to use TECH:TRUCK to increase awareness and exposure to the changing landscapes within various subject areas. Since its creation in 2023, TECH:TRUCK has visited many shows, including Bournemouth Air Show, Victorious Festival, and local Open Days.

In November 2023, we were awarded the Made In Hampshire Award (Hampshire Business Awards 2023) for our work on TECH:TRUCK, so were thrilled to be invited to revisit the project for 2024.

Looking for an events vehicle, or just something a bit different? We’d be delighted to talk about your ideas. Contact us today for your quote.