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PA's New Raspberry Pi competition

Making the difference by inspiring the engineers of the future

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PA’s 2016-2017 Raspberry Pi competition - apply now!

Now in its fifth successful year, we are challenging entrants to invent under the theme of ‘Innovation for All’.

The aim of this year’s competition is to produce innovations that will improve the lives of people who have conditions that limit their ability to do things the rest of us take for granted. Inventions could range from technology which helps athletes win a medal in the Paralympics, aids visual impairment or learning difficulties, to those which uses music therapy to help mental health.

We believe this initiative will drive great innovations – from helping people with physical impairments to operate everyday IT and computers, to inventing wearable technology to enable better learning.

Our Raspberry Pi competition is a core part of our ongoing work to make the difference for young people. The competition gives teams of students as young as eight the opportunity to gain hands-on experience of computer programming and engineering – valuable skills which have been declining in the UK in recent years.

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PA's Raspberry Pi Competition 2016 - Finals

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About the competition

The competition includes the following categories:

  • PA’s Primary School Award: academic years 4-6
  • PA’s Secondary School Award: academic years 7-11
  • PA’s Sixth Form and College Award: academic years 12-13

What do entrants get for winning?

  • The winners of each category will receive £1,000

PA Raspberry Pi Learning Hub

We’ve created an exciting hub full of useful resources and videos to help you along the competition journey. Join our community here.

Previous competitions

In past PA Raspberry Pi competitions, winning entries have included an air quality and weather surveillance station, a robot that helps you with household recycling and a system that allows drivers to locate empty car park spaces in cities and towns.

See videos of the innovations from previous competitions below.

Find out more about our previous competitions here.

The PA Raspberry Pi Competition 2015
The PA Raspberry Pi competition 2015
The PA Raspberry Pi Competition 2014
The PA Raspberry Pi competition 2014
The PA Raspberry Pi Competition 2013
The PA Raspberry Pi competition 2013

In the media

“Raspberry Pi competition at the Science Museum”

Read the full article on BBC Make it Digital

“PA Consulting Raspberry Pi 2015 winners announced”

Read the full article on Computer Weekly

“Schools Raspberry Pi competition reveals future talent”

Read the full article on Electronics Weekly

“Raspberry Pi competition: Robot dog unlocks potential of pocket-sized computer”

Read the full article on International Business Times

“4 teams win PA Raspberry Pi coding competition”

Read the full article on Consultancy UK

Technology and innovation at PA

Our work in technology and innovation represents a unique combination of industry expertise and exceptional engineering capability. At our dedicated Technology Centre in Cambridge, UK, we create lasting impact for clients through consumer-led innovation, cost optimisation and business model implementation. For much of our 70-year history, we have been responsible for the development of  many ground-breaking products, the influence of which are still felt today – from award-winning micrometers to the original brushless servomotor, from 4G wireless test equipment to the world's first pre-filled disposable auto-injector.

PA's technology and innovation heritage

Career opportunities at PA

Thinking about your future? Higher Engineering Apprenticeships

PA is a highly successful Technology and Innovation Consultancy. Our engineers are involved in the design and development of world leading products in consumer goods, healthcare and industrial sectors. We are looking for hardworking, enthusiastic individuals, who are already focused on science, technology and engineering subjects, to join our Higher Apprenticeship Scheme. Find out more on our engineering apprenticeships page.

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