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Student Project Sponsorship


What is Student Project Sponsorship?


This is an opportunity for undergraduate students from Northern Europe to have an extra boost for their projects to be the best they can be. NI will select 10 individual or team projects to sponsor and will offer several benefits that can take a project from good to award-winning.

NI is offering sponsorship packages to students in 2016/17 and those selected will be announced in November 2016. As well as cash, NI will provide a donation of NI equipment to enable students to instrument or automate systems. Training and NI Engineers will be made available to ensure success in using NI technologies.



How NI Supports Student Projects


Sponsorship Benefits
500 Cash This can be spent on any aspect of your project and will be given in the equivalent in your local currency.
2,500 NI Equipment NI Hardware for your project, based on your project requirements, maximum budget for NI hardware £2500.
2 Online Training Courses Two instructor lead courses as well as access to self-paced online training to gain the skills needed to use NI equipment and apply effectively to your student or team project. 
Direct contact with an applications engineer An NI contact to answer any questions and to help shape your project into a strong study for submission to the global and Northern European Student Design Competition.
Awareness for your project
  • Social media posts shared across our multiple platforms with over 15,000+ people across our community
  • Potential for articles, media alert's and press interest

Eligibility & Requirements


To be eligible for sponsorship, you must be an individual or a team who AT TIME OF SPONSORSHIP must be:

  • 18 years of age or older; and enrolled as a student at an accredited university that would award a bachelor’s, masters or doctorate degree.
  • A student in the Northern European Region (UK, Ireland, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Netherlands & Sweden)


    Students are required to submit a short proposal including business goals for the upcoming season and how they would use the sponsorship money: The instructions for this you can find below; Including further details on guidelines and expectations. 


    Applications are accepted until Midnight on the 6th November 2016. Finalists will be decided by November 14th.

    Email your completed application to 



    Examples of past projects that NI has supported: 


    Developing a Miniature Locomotive for the IMechE Railway Challenge

    University of Southampton

    Learn more here 

    Implementing a Full Chassis Control Module for Formula Type Vehicle

    Lund Formula Student Engineering 

    Learn more here 

    myFloppyDriveOrchestra: The Ultimate Electronic Band

    Cardiff University

    Learn more here 

    Colorophone: Enabling Blind People to Listen to Light


    Learn more here 

    Roadrunners: Engine Control Unit for Record Breaking Ecocar


    Learn more here 

    MedSim: Haptic Simulator for Training Medical Professionals

    University of Leeds

    Learn more here

    Stratos II: Launching a Rocket to a Record Altitude of 21.5 km

    Delft Aerospace Rocket Engineering

    Learn more here 






    Student Resources 


    Hacker’s Handbook

    1 week, 1 myRIO... Check out our intern maker projects and see what inspiring work they have done!


    Student design

    The competition that showcases the brightest undergraduate students from Northern Europe. Find out this year's finalists.

    LabVIEW MakerHub

    A community designed to inspire, enable, challenge and support makers using LabVIEW.


    Careers at NI UK & Ireland

    Find out more about career opportunities at NI and how to apply.

    If you are interested in finding out how NI can work with your project please contact our Academic Team