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Formula Student + UAS Challenge Build Fund - Applications CLOSED

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IMechE Formula Student + UAS Teams

RS Components Grass Roots support to IMechE Formula Student + UAS Challenge teams

Enter our Build Fund for the potential to win the components, tools, and accessories you require to build your competition entry.

Funding available:

  • Formula Student Teams - £750 GBP

  • UAS Teams - £250 GBP

Limited spots are available, so make sure to get your entry sent in!

Green Apply Now

RS Grass Roots Education are proud sponsors of both competitions this year and have opened a Build Fund to support teams with hands-on technical learning as you work to bring your designs to life!

The application is simple, tell us about your team, and your objectives. Tell us how you would use the fund, which technical skills the competition is helping you to develop, and how our fund would have an impact on your team and your competition entry.

Entries will be judged against the level of impact the fund will have on your build and your team's vision for the Formula Student or UAS competition.



  • You must be a registered member of DesignSpark (sign up here - it's free!)

  • Aged 18 or over as of the date of entry

  • A registered Formula Student or UAS team via IMechE

Please see the full terms and conditions at the bottom of this page.


Successful Teams

If you are chosen as one of the teams to receive the Build Fund:

1. Sign our simple agreement

2. Create a DesignSpark article introducing your team, and post about it on your socials

3. Order your products and get building!

4. Create a DesignSpark article to summarise the build, this could be: key learning, challenges, product review, etc.

Full guidance will be given for the above


The Funding

RS Components product to the value of:

Formula Student: £750 GBP/or equivalent currency (inc.VAT) is available per successful team

UAS: £250 GBP/or equivalent currency (inc.VAT) is available per successful team



Timeline for competition



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