Home Automation  Challenge


Past events

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

2018 Winners  - Top Cats, PA Consulting Group

Home Automation Challenge 2018

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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