Our Sponsors

We would like to thank our sponsors for enabling this competition and without their generous support, this vision of creating a learning catalyst wouldn’t have happened.


Cheffins is a market leading firm of auctioneers, surveyors, property advisors and estate agents. Established in 1825, Cheffins operates from six offices across the Mid-Anglia region, including Cambridge, Newmarket, Saffron Walden, Ely, Haverhill and Sutton; we also have an office in London. With a rich heritage in auctioneering, we host one of the world’s largest monthly machinery auctions from our saleground in Sutton. We also hold regular fine art, antiques and interiors, and property auctions from our headquarters on Clifton Road in the heart of Cambridge.
Edward Dodson, Director, Cheffins comments: “This innovative event is reflective of the importance of the tech and robotics industries in our region. As some of the city’s largest employers, this event will give students the opportunity to show off their robotics and engineering skills. Robotics are the next chapter in the tech industry and encouraging the next generation to hone their skills in this area is essential for the growth of Cambridge. Robotics companies continue to be the emerging influence on the Cambridge landscape and this important event for Cambridge schools will shed light on the tech industry and its significant contribution to the local economy.”


With over 30 years’ experience in design and fit-out, COEL delivers innovative workplace solutions. Our motto, “Making Space Work”, encapsulates our ability to transform any workplace into an imaginative, yet practical working environment.

 Our business has been built on our reputation for providing first class customer service.  We work closely with our clients, taking the time to really understand their needs, before delivering solutions to help them succeed and grow.

We offer design and fit-out services for offices, schools, industrial, laboratory and retail businesses.


We develop energy efficient technology. Together, with our ecosystem of leading companies, we are creating technology that is connecting the world.
From smart meters helping people manage energy in their homes to digital controllers making wind turbines more productive, Arm technology is changing the way we use resources. Our products are connecting everyone together, enabling people and machines to use resources more efficiently.


Cambridge Medical Robotics was created to bring the benefits of minimal access surgery to millions more patients each year. Our aim is to make minimal access surgery available to all by delivering a robotic tool that empowers surgeons and delivers value-driven outcomes for healthcare providers.


Citrix aims to power a world where people, organizations and things are securely connected and accessible to make the extraordinary possible. We help customers reimagine the future of work by providing the most comprehensive secure digital workspace that unifies the apps, data and services people need to be productive, and simplifies IT’s ability to adopt and manage complex cloud environments. Citrix solutions are in use by more than 400,000 organizations including 99 percent of the Fortune 100 and 98 percent of the Fortune 500.

Hills Road

“Robotics, cybernetics and artificial intelligence are some of the most rapidly changing fields of science and technology, with tremendous opportunities for future engineers. This generation of students are the ones who will write the next chapter in technology and this competition may be the starting point for their careers. Several Hills Road students who became interested in engineering and robotics through the Robotics group and entering competitions have gone on to degrees and careers in this exciting field” says David Massey, Leader of Hills Road Robotics.