Welcome to the Keyloop Dealer Tech Competition
The technology competition for innovative students

The Keyloop Automotive Technology Competition (Dealer Tech) represents an opportunity for university students to develop innovative tech-focused product ideas that can make an impact in the automotive industry. Don’t worry if you don’t know much about buying or owning a car just yet, we have resources, industry experts, learning materials and mentors to help you turn your great idea into a winning product.

The Dealer Tech competition is much more than just a competition. It is an opportunity to team up with your friends (or make new ones!), to network with industry professionals, gain new skills and knowledge and win big prizes.

We are looking for future-focused, forward-looking solutions from the next generation of thought leaders. We encourage students to create new technology ideas, challenge conventional thinking and excite the automotive industry. If you think you have a new and creative idea that can help improve a process in a car dealership, improve the car buying and ownership experience for consumers or harness the power of new technology, we’d love for you to take part.

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What can you win?

What you can win

£ 1,000

The winning team from each university will receive a prize of £1,000

£ 11,000

The winning teams will the compete for the national prize of £11,000

Future Opportunities

Potential places on Keyloop Graduate Scheme

What can you win?

What can you win?

£ 1,000


The winning team from each university will receive a prize of £1,000

£ 11,000


The winning teams will the compete for the national prize of £10,000

Future Opps


Potential places on Keyloop Graduate Scheme

Key Dates

Key Dates

#1

Competition opens

September 27, 2021
 

#2

Phase one

Proposal Submission, November 22, 2021

#3

Phase two

Idea development,
January 31, 2022

#4

University finals

February 14-25, 2022
 

#1

Competition opens

September 27, 2021

#2

Phase one

Proposal Submission,
November 18, 2021

#3

Phase two

Idea development,
until January 31, 2022

#4

University finals

February 14-25, 2022

More details on the Key Dates ➔
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Keep up to date

Keep up to date

After the Dealer Tech competition opens in late September, there will be virtual information sessions held by Keyloop, so that you can find out more about the competition.

At those universities which allow, we will also visit you on campus for a live kick-off event. Please register your interest here. You will then receive further details including a Zoom link, or an on campus location.

Once entries are open, we plan to run a number of masterclasses to help you understand the automotive retail industry, big tech trends, how to team up and make a start. We will provide further details of this once you enter into the product idea proposal phase, starting from October 18, 2021.

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Participating Universities

Participating Universities