Student Robotics is looking for new sponsors to help us fulfil our mission. The support from our sponsors will make it possible to sustain our programme and continue to run free to enter competitions that attract students from a wide range of schools and colleges. By partnering with us, you will be able to increase your organisation's or product's awareness with the next generation of engineers.
Every year, it costs us more than £20,000 to organise, support and run the competition, and we simply cannot do this without the help of sponsors.
We could really use your help, and there are a number of sponsorship levels that are available. Please register to become a sponsor, and to help shape the future of these young engineers.
If there is anything not mentioned we can offer you or you would be interested in - Get in touch!
Who can sponsor?
Any individual or organisation is able to sponsor Student Robotics.
Why do we need sponsors?
We do not charge the teams to compete. However there are still costs associated in running the competition, and as such we depend upon commercial sponsors in order to keep running. Additionally, the robotics kits that are loaned to teams require ongoing maintenance and repairs. Thanks to our sponsors we are able to continue to offer this at no cost to the competitors.
Can I add Gift Aid to my donation?
If you are a UK tax payer and eligible to give Gift Aid then you can add Gift Aid to your donation. Please donate through the JustGiving link above and after selecting your payment method tick the Gift Aid box.
How does sponsoring an award work?
Each year we present 5 awards to teams based on their involvement throughout the year that are not based on the competition winners. Details of these awards can be found in the current rulebook. By sponsoring one of these awards we will add your company name and logo onto to trophy, and announce your company name when presenting the award.
If you wish to suggest a new award, please e-mail us using the form above and we can discuss options.
Can I donate services in kind?
If you'd like to donate something other than money, please contact us and we will be happy to discuss how a partnership could work.
How can I donate?
There are 2 options for donating;
1) You can use the JustGiving link above. This will also allow you to add Gift Aid. If you wish to be recognised as a Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum sponsor please also contact us using the above form so we can easily identify your donation.
2) Contact us using the above form and we can provide details for a bank transfer.
How much can I sponsor?
Any amount of sponsorship is welcome! No matter how small, several small donations from multiple donors do add up and can make a big difference.
However, unless you exceed the £500 for Bronze level sponsorship we are unable to do anything to directly recognise your donation.
How does setting a challenge work?
You record a 5 minute video introducing yourself and describing the challenge, and provide a written description to be included in the rulebook. The video and rules will be released at the Kickstart event at the beginning of the competition and will be available online throughout the year.
At the end of the competition the winner will be decided and announced. A representative of your company will be invited to help decide the winners and to present the award. The winner will ultimately be decided by Student Robotics, guided by your representative's input.