September 15, 2016


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A year-long national campaign to tackle the engineering skills gap and widen the pool of young people who join the profession. To mark the Year of Engineering, we’ll be piloting the evGrand Prix UK with 6 x schools in Wigan and Bolton from April through to July 2018.  It will be scaled up as a Greater Manchester wide championship in 2019 involving up to 20 x schools, with another planned for the Birmingham City Region.

Our Goals

  • To raise £30k to take a small group of pupils/students and a professional video crew to the evGrand Prix World Finals at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in May 2018, which attracts over 700 student competitors from USA, China and Ireland and takes place during the test week of the famous Indy 500.
  • Produce a promotional video charting the life-changing journey of transformation for the young people and promote it on social media.
  • Develop engaging e-learning applications using gamification to teach STEM subjects with video gaming partner.
  • Raise awareness of the career options in engineering that can be accessed through further and higher education or engineering apprenticeships.

Sponsor Benefits – Pilot Phase

  • Prestige of being a founder sponsor of an exciting electric go kart racing championship during the Year of Engineering, and as we scale up across the UK.
  • Be in pole position to become title sponsor for national scaled up championship in 2019.
  • Opportunity to adopt a race team, release staff to mentor them to success on track and build days
  • Enhance brand awareness and corporate image both in the UK and USA through association with Indianapolis Motor Speedway, low carbon, green and electric vehicle technologies, as well as educational activity to generate future engineers
  • Logo placements on karts and race team shirts
  • Public relations opportunities and event at Sponsor’s place of business with vehicle on display
  • Exposure on partner and teams’ websites and other social media such as Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.
  • Exposure on marketing & promotional video, with target of achieving 500,000 hits on YouTube.
  • The use of your race team’s pictures and competition results
  • Local and national media exposure including print, tv & radio and vlogging

To benefit from this opportunity, contact Dr Marilyn Comrie OBE ( or Helen Bashford Malkie ( )