Automation Student

Charles Auguste, Mälardalen University, winner of Automation student 2024.

To emphasise the importance of stable regeneration within the field of automation, Automation Region arranges an annual student competition for the best automation related degree project – Automation Student. The award has been distributed since 2010 by Automation Region, Svenska Mässan (the Swedish Exhibition and Congress Centre) and also the trade association Svensk Automation (the Swedish Automation Trade Association). The winning entry is rewarded with a scholarship of 20 000 SEK.

Competition rules

Competition degree projects must have been carried out within the field of automation and production technology. Automation encompasses automation technology solutions within the process industry, discrete manufacturing, logistics and property. The field of production technology comprises basic control and regulation technology, process optimization and production management as well as hardware and related software technology.

Automation Student is open to students from higher vocational education and from three- or five-year higher education and university programmes. The competition degree projects must have been carried out during 2023 or later.

Register entries

Here you can register your entry to Automation Student 2024. Acknowledgement of your registration and further communication will be made by email; therefore check that you have entered your correct email. We require the degree project to be submitted in pdf format. The degree project must be written in English or Swedish.

If you need help with registration, or if you have any questions about the competition, you are welcome to contact Anna Sandberg.

The closing date for applications to Automation Student 2024 is 25 August 2024.


Patrick Fredriksson
Consultant in production technology and sustainable enterprises

Henrik Johansson
Manager Electrical and Automation, Prevas

Christer Nygren 
Lecturer in Innovation Management, Mälardalen University

Marina Rantanen Modéer
Head of Autonomy & GNC, Saab Underwater Systems, winner of Automation Student 2012