Apprentice Automation Challenge


Past events

Apprentice Automation Challenge 2021

Full Results

Winner: Team Next Gen
Highly Commended: Team PetTech
Peer Review Award: Team PetTech

2021 teams and their prototypes

Company Name Team Name Project
Marchantcain Operation Arial Arial Watering Device
Perkins Engines Notorious GED Automated Food Dispenser
Manufacturing Technology Centre PetTech Automated Chilled Wet Pet Food Dispenser
Leonardo Team NextGen TBC
University of Vocational Technology Team Bravo Smart Bed
Rolls-Royce Friengineers TBC

Past events

HAC results 2019

Congratulations to 2019 winners - AMTC Team Prodigies!

Home Automation Challenge 2019 winners

Full results

Winner:  AMTC Team Prodigies for their Automated Irrigation System

Highly Commended Award: Team Praemium for their Activ-Eat

Peer Review Award: AMTC Team Prodigies for their Automated Irrigation System

2019 teams and their prototypes




Gutted Automated gutter cleaner PA Consulting
Leonardo Edinburgh Automated pizza cutter Leonardo 
Team Praemium ACTIV-EAT - automated sweet dispenser Leonardo 
Team Innovate Face recognition cupboard lock Leonardo 
AMTC Team Prodigies Automated irrigation system MTC
AMTC Team C.O.R.K Linear accessibility shelf for wheel chair users MTC
AMTC Wake up call Automated home alarm clock   MTC

HAC results 2018

Congratulations to 2018 winners - Top Cats, PA Consulting Group!

2018 Winners  - Top Cats, PA Consulting Group

Winner:  Top Cats, PA Consulting Group 

  • Device: Automated pet station (automated pet food and drink dispenser)

Judges Highly Commended Award: Haven, Aston Martin

  • Device: The Smart Parcel Delivery Box – ‘Never miss another delivery (device provides secure access to couriers to leave you your parcel via a safe delivery box)

Peer Review Award: Top Cats, PA Consulting Group 

  • Device: Automated pet station  (automated pet food and drink dispenser).

2018 competing teams and their prototypes

  • Haven - Aston Martin: Smart parcel box
  • Curt & Rod - Leonardo Airborne & Space Systems: Automatic blinds
  • Endeavour - Manufacturing Technology Centre: Automated pill dispenser
  • The Pillgrims - Leonardo Airborne & Space Systems: M.A.D.D.Y. Mechanical automated drug delivery
  • Top Cat - PA Consulting Group: Automated pet station
  • WMTCA - Manufacturing Technology Centre: i-Mirror.
Download the 2018 event programme

HAC results 2017

Congratulations to TeamRB Derby from Reckitt Benckiser who designed the 2017 Home Automation Challenge's winning product - The Touchsafe. They received a certificate, trophy plaque and £2,000. 


The Manufacturer sponsored the judges' 'Highly Commended Award'. This was awarded to Team Venturis from Leonardo. Team Venturis received a certificate and £500 prize money. 


2017 Home Automation Challenge

HAC results 2015

Winners: Aston Martin

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