The Challenge

From concept to reality!

Toyota is challenging you to bring the 2016 Toyota Logistic Design Competition winning entry, the FLOCK  to life! The FLOCK is an autonomous logistic vehicle, created with workflow optimisation, eco-efficiency, and value in mind. You have the opportunity to join forces with Toyota to develop an engineering solution for the different units of the FLOCK: Navigation and Positioning, Component Assembly and Function, Lift Mechanisms, Energy Supply, or Networking the FLOCK.

There are five engineering cases to choose from. Your solution should effectively address a single case.

Navigation and Positioning

Design the navigation and positioning system

Component Assembly and Function

Develop the steering, lifting, and/or safety system

Lift Mechanisms

Create the lift mechanism

Energy Supply

Construct the energy supply

Networking the FLOCK

Optimise the traffic rules and communication systems

Competition Process


Register or sign in to learn about the detailed instructions.


Choose a case study and then compete individually or in teams up to three.


Bring the FLOCK to life by uploading your revolutionary solution by December 8, 2017.


Finalists receive valuable feedback from Toyota experts to further develop their idea.

Work Submission

Submissions should consist of the following:

All solutions should adhere to the following rules:


The Toyota Logistic Engineering Challenge is open only to Swedish engineering students and recent graduates (2017) of an accredited university. Students across all fields of engineering are invited to submit their solution.

Applicants can apply individually or in teams of up to three members. Participation in teams with members from different engineering specialisations is encouraged.

All participants must be 18 years or older. Proof of enrollment (or graduation) will be requested from all finalists.


First prize: €5000

Second prize: €3000

Third prize: €1500

Finalists will be invited to the Award Ceremony at the CeMAT fair in Hanover, Germany held in April 2018. All travel expenses will be covered by Toyota.

Additionally, all winners will have the opportunity to apply for a paid internship at Toyota Material Handling Manufacturing Sweden, R&D Center.

Please note: All cash prize awards are paid gross/before income tax. No prize alternatives or cash equivalents are offered. Prizes are non-transferable. The winner is solely responsible for all applicable taxes related to the acceptance of the prize(s).

Key Dates

Competition launches

June 20, 2017

Submission deadline

December 8, 2017

Selective Mentorship

December 2017

Finalist Announcement

March 2018

Winner Announcement

April 2018

Screening Dates & Processes

Following the competition deadline, a panel of industry judges from Toyota Material Handling, R&D Center will evaluate all complete submissions and will determine the finalists based on the judging criteria listed below.

During December, a selective number of participants will receive feedback from Toyota experts, with the opportunity to further develop their solution. These selective few will be able to re-submit their solution to win the chance of becoming a finalist and travelling to Hanover, Germany for the Award Ceremony.

Experts and industry leaders will make the final decision and select the winners of the competition. Visit Prizes & Jury for more details about the jury.

The judges’ decision is final and cannot be appealed. The judges reserve the right to not select a winner if a sufficient level of quality is not reached.

Judging Criteria

Each entry will be judged based on the following criteria:

Information about Toyota Material Handling Europe products and philosophy is available on the Toyota Material Handling web page. You can also find more information about the Design Center and Toyota products.

The competition organisers reserve the right to choose the winners at their sole discretion. Although not anticipated, the competition’s rules and prizes may be changed or altered at any time without prior notice.

Terms & Conditions

Toyota Logistic Engineering Challenge 2018 competition is organised by Toyota Material Handling Europe (TMHE) in collaboration with Sqore. When registering an account, all participants consent to accept Sqore's Terms & Conditions, which apply for all competitions organised by Sqore.

These include:

Intellectual Property Rights

The applicant warrants that the work submitted is his/her own creation and that the work does not include nor infringe any third-party intellectual property rights.

The applicant grants Toyota Material Handling Europe (TMHE) an exclusive, irrevocable, worldwide, unrestricted right to use the work free of charge for any purpose.

The applicant grants to Toyota Material Handling Europe (TMHE) an exclusive option to, by April 27, 2018 acquire the intellectual property rights to the work. If Toyota Material Handling Europe (TMHE) does not exercise the option, the intellectual property rights shall be vested in the applicant and the applicant shall be entitled to use his/her work as of April 27, 2018.

The applicant acknowledges that the know-how, which is already within Toyota Material Handling Europe (TMHE) when the work was submitted or, which at a later stage and independently from the work will be developed by Toyota Material Handling Europe (TMHE) or, which Toyota Material Handling Europe (TMHE) otherwise benefits from, can be used without restrictions and that such use will not infringe the applicant’s intellectual property rights.

Use of the Applicant's Personal Data

Toyota Material Handling Europe (TMHE) will use the personal data you submit in connection with the competition for
 the purpose of administering the competition and evaluating the work. If you have any questions with regard to the use of your personal data or want to amend your personal data, please contact Toyota Logistic Engineering Challenge 2018 team at


The applicant hereby undertakes to keep secret and not to disclose to any third party, and not to otherwise use the work submitted in this competition under these terms and conditions.

The applicant acknowledges that any disclosure to third parties of the confidential ideas included in the work may jeopardize the possibilities for registering the intellectual property rights to the work. In the event that the applicant has disclosed any such confidential ideas to third parties before submitting the competition entry, the applicant undertakes to inform Toyota Material Handling Europe (TMHE) immediately of the nature and extent of any such disclosure.

This non-disclosure undertaking shall remain valid until Toyota Material Handling Europe (TMHE) informs the applicant that Toyota Material Handling Europe (TMHE) will not exercise its option to acquire the intellectual property rights to the work according to section above.

No Reimbursement or Employment

Applicants are not entitled to any compensation or reimbursement for any costs. The applicant’s participation shall not constitute employment, assignment or offer of employment or assignment.

Commercial Authorisation

By taking part in the competition, the finalists authorise Toyota Material Handling Europe (TMHE) to use their surname, forename, university name, photo and work for any commercial purposes.