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10 October 2017 - 2:42 pm How I raised £10K for a student-led project

This is a story about how I raised funding for my student-led project and how YOU can help me do it again.

Last year, I co-founded and led a team of students to enter the MATE ROV, an international competition to design and build a remotely operated underwater robot. The aim of the competition is to get students into marine technical fields and to give them a chance to learn more about enterprise in an engineering context.

Each year, the competition is based on a new theme, which relates to the location where its held. The teams are presented with a set of real-life problems given by a “client,” given in the form of a brief. The teams have to then act as a company and design & build a “product” in response to the client’s need. In addition to engineering their robots, the students are required to prepare technical reports, poster displays, and engineering presentations that are delivered to working professionals who serve as competition judges. This allows teams to experience a very realistic simulation of a real-life engineering project. Continue reading “How I raised £10K for a student-led project” »

  • About the author


    I’m a robotics engineer. I’m interested in enterprise and I have started and participated in several projects in the University, including the MATE ROV competition.