Join our ROCK SBC Engineering Challenge and win a $50,000 partnership with us – more info

OKdo ROCK Engineering Challenge

WIN a partnership with OKdo to scale up your project, valued at $50,000

The ROCK Engineering Challenge invites engineers, developers, educators, inventors and entrepreneurs, to submit an idea based on the OKdo ROCK single-board computers (SBC) and compute modules, including the recently released ROCK 5B platform.

The first 500 qualifying entries to the challenge will be sent a ROCK board of their choice (worth $45 – $159)

The challenge is free to enter and open to everyone until
12th April 2023.

The grand prize winner of the OKdo Single Board Computer Challenge will enter into a partnership valued at $50,000 with OKdo to
bring their idea to market.

The partnership will include a combination of product design, prototyping, business and marketing consultancy, and
manufacturing/distribution expertise.


The challenge is open to teams across the world eager to create the products and systems of tomorrow. To enter, submit a written idea for a part, product, or system that incorporates a ROCK SBC or compute module.

The best entries should clearly demonstrate how their plans leverage the advanced features of the ROCK platform such as 8K video handling and Arm® DynamIQ™ Quad Cortex® A76 driven AI capability.


Meet Matt Johnson, CEO and Co-Founder of LAIIER.IO, a leading force in utilizing smart materials, surfaces, and IoT to revolutionise the built environment.
Prior to founding LAIIER, he served as CEO of Bare Conductive, the world’s largest printed electronics prototyping platform.
Matt also imparts his expertise as a design engineering tutor at Imperial College London and the Royal College of Art.

Meet Majenta Strongheart, an exceptional designer from San Francisco, California. Her work is at the forefront of design, social innovation, technology, and fine arts. Majenta has a passion for creating positive social impact through her designs, collaborating with others, and conducting research. She is dedicated to using design thinking and problem-solving to tackle a diverse range of topics.
Majenta is committed to being an active and supportive member of her community. As the Director of Supplyframe DesignLab, she has organised over one hundred exhibits and events, fostering interdisciplinary connections, education, and innovation.

Rachel Gordon is a skilled Communications and Media Relations Manager at CSAIL, MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.
She is passionate about promoting the lab’s cutting-edge research in computing, and improving the way people work, play, and learn. Rachel’s strategic and targeted approach to media outreach and thought leadership initiatives have increased CSAIL’s impact and raised its profile.

Introducing Bram Geenen, the brilliant mind behind Wevolver – the ultimate platform and community for engineers to stay ahead of the curve. As co-founder and CEO, Bram’s expertise and vision have made it easier than ever for engineers to access the latest knowledge and make invaluable connections. Prior to launching Wevolver, Bram founded a groundbreaking design studio that utilised cutting-edge materials and manufacturing technologies.

Richard Curtin is a highly accomplished technology leader in the FTSE100 with extensive experience in the industry. He has served in senior positions, including SVP of Innovation and Partnerships at RS Group, and Co-Founder and CTO at OKdo.
His passion lies in leveraging smart technology to inspire the next generation of engineers. As the current CTO of OKdo, he is leading the company in navigating the dynamic SBC market and developing bespoke solutions to meet customer needs.
With his extensive expertise and experience, he is spearheading innovation and forging partnerships to introduce groundbreaking technology to the market.


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