The Tomorrow’s Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge is a programme supported by the Helsington Foundation and delivered by EngineeringUK through the Tomorrow’s Engineers programme contracted delivery partners. The Tomorrow’s Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge aims to reach UK secondary school students, to discover and inspire a future generation of expert engineers.


Applicants of 18 years or older employed at and authorised to represent a secondary school in England, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland, except where prohibited by applicable laws. 

Employees of EngineeringUK, agencies and companies associated with the EngineeringUK, e.g. delivery partners and the immediate families of such employees are not eligible applicants nor are any other person who is directly or indirectly involved in the organisation of the application process or assessment of the applications or their direct family members.


Applications open at 5pm on 11 April 2019 and close at 5pm on 15 July 2019.

Submit one application per secondary school via the form available online at www.tomorrowsengineers.org.uk/robotics

Submit a written application form describing in max. 500 words:

• How the Tomorrow’s Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge could be run in school, in curriculum time or as an extracurricular activity;
• Describe the background of your school, perhaps how OFSTED describes the school;
• How the school aims to widen participation towards learning about science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) and particularly engineering subjects through the Tomorrow’s Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge and other initiatives.
• Explain the impact that the Tomorrow’s Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge will be expected to have on you as a teacher and on the young people in the school.
• If you already work with a STEM Ambassador or a local engineer/engineering company, this should be highlighted in the application.

Multiple applications per applicant/school are not allowed. All applications will be reviewed against eligibility and judging criteria. Applicants will be notified by email of their application status. 


All applications will be assessed by a panel consisting of representatives from the Helsington Foundation, delivery partners and EngineeringUK. 

Schools will be selected and offered the opportunity to become a participant in the Tomorrow’s Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge for the School year 2019/20.

Judges are particularly interested in your proposed delivery structure, the potential impact on student learning and motivation, widening participation and how the challenge will inspire more students to continue with STEM.

Incomplete and/or inaccurate applications and applications not complying with these Terms are subject to disqualification. Decisions of assessment panel are final and binding. 

The selected applicant schools will be notified by email by Tomorrow's Engineers by 22 July 2019.

The Tomorrow’s Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge

Please be advised that additional terms will apply to schools participating in the Tomorrow’s Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge for the remainder of the school year 2019/20. 

Becoming a participant in the Tomorrow’s Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge is not subject to payment of a fee. All schools participating in the Tomorrow’s Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge Participant shall however expect to cover own costs and expenses of e.g. the school’s own teachers’ time spent on training and/or other activities during the Tomorrow’s Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge or transportation of students and staff to subsequent Challenge events under the programme.

It is a mandatory part of the Tomorrow’s Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge that selected schools appoint one or two teachers to participate in a one-day training session in September or October 2019. Dates and locations tbc.

All participating schools are expected to take part in a regional competition between January-March 2020. Dates and locations tbc. Winners of regional competitions are invited to take part in the UK final at The Big Bang UK Fair on Friday 13 March 2020.

Schools will be invited to continue with the challenge in subsequent years or return the resources for redistribution.


Applicant confirms and agrees that your application is an original work and/or that you have secured the full rights to use any material or rights belonging to a third party contained in your application. By submitting the application, you accept that the ownership and all intellectual property rights to your application transfers to EngineeringUK. EngineeringUK may use the application and any intellectual rights deriving from the application without any limitations.


This application process is operated by Tomorrow’s Engineers, EngineeringUK, 5th Floor, Woolgate Exchange, 25 Basinghall Street, London, EC2V 5HA.

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