The Pit Lane


The Pit Lane

The Robotics and Innovation Award

The Robotics & Innovation Conference will give delegates, speakers and sponsors opportunities to engage with a variety of like-minded professionals, providing an insightful, thought-provoking, and informative platform from which to share ideas and solutions. 

The last few years have been something of a robotic revolution, with a number of rapid developments, and the conference aims to showcase how these innovations may adapt and shape an ever evolving and dynamic future. 

Thus, we have created the Pit Lane – an area dedicated to fresh ideas, innovative solutions and future projects, presented by those at the heart of their creation. This exclusive area will give 10 of the best start-ups, students and up-and-coming engineers the chance to gain the recognition they deserve for developing the robotics solutions of the future.

The Pit Lane is an unmissable, FREE opportunity to meet and interact with numerous influential companies and decision-making personnel who have a genuine interest in the projects being presented. It is the perfect platform to enhance brand exposure and spark conversations to ignite further innovation within the industry. 

With just 10 FREE Pit Lane places up for grabs, winning entries will be able to showcase and pitch their products, concepts and ideas to a room full of industry experts. Not only will Robotics & Innovation Magazine offer a £5,000 cash prize for the winning entry, but there is an invaluable opportunity to make connections with stakeholders that could turn a concept or prototype into reality.

The Judges

The judges will comprise those already speaking at the event. Their expertise and knowledge will be invaluable in helping you develop your project further. From all entries received a shortlist of just 10 will be generated, and from those 10 only one will walk away with £5,000. Entries that are not shortlisted will be able to attend the event at a discounted rate, with opportunities to network with industry experts still available.

The Award

The winner will not only receive a monetary prize of £5,000 but also the chance to speak to the judges privately, providing the perfect platform to thought share and create a rapport for potential future guidance and connection. This is an opportunity like no other, and Robotics & Innovation wants to ensure your project receives the recognition and investment it deserves.

What will winning entries receive?

  • A tabletop stand
  • Two delegate passes – allowing access to all sessions and networking opportunities
  • A dedicated time to pitch and present your product/project
  • Invaluable opportunities to meet and connect with various stakeholders
  • A pre-event story about your project within Robotics & Innovation Magazine
  • Online promotion on the Pit Lane members page, which includes your logo, link to your website and 75-word profile
  • Dedicated marketing emails to our database
  • A post-show follow-up article in Robotics & Innovation Magazine, as well as on our websites

Criteria for entry

We are looking for 10 new, up-and-coming projects, prototypes and ideas that are in need of investment both in monetary value and expert guidance. If you are developing a concept that you want to become the next must-have product in robotics, then entry into the Pit Lane will help make that a reality. To enter you must fit within the following criteria:

  • If you are a start-up, your company must be no more than one-year-old
  • All start-ups must have less than 50 employees
  • The project cannot be a finished product that has already been bought to market
  • A large investor cannot already be involved with the project
  • This must be a new innovation that will help to revolutionise a particular sector
  • You must have had direct involvement in the design, development and engineering of the concept

Submit your entry

Please use for the form below to submit your entry to be a part of the Pit Lane