This year's competition is being sponsored and supported by dstl, Facebook, BT, Samsung, Huawei, Thales, Amazon and NVIDIA. The final stage of the competition is on 17th October when the 16 finalists will present their research projects hoping to be the winner of their category and overall winner of the competition.

Stephen Henthorn
Stephen’s area of research is the study of group modulation antennas within the Communications Group supervised by Professor Tim O’Farrell who suggested that Stephen should enter the competition. After successfully completing Heat 1, Stephen produced a video summarising his research for the semi-final which can be viewed here.

The category that Stephen is competing under at the final is ‘Intelligent Informatics’ and he will be judged by representatives from industry. The prizes at stake are a prize of £2,000 and an NVIDIA graphics card for best in category with the overall winner receiving a further £1,000.

We wish Stephen the best of luck and will update this page when he gets his results.

For more information on the competition please visit