The 2016 James Dyson Award is officially open for entry. The international competition challenges the brightest young engineers and designers around the world to think differently. They’re invited to submit a product or concept that solves a problem, competing to win a prize of $60,000 and $10,000 for their school.
Last year, the international winning project hailed from Canada for the first time ever. Voltera V-One is a rapid custom circuit board printer developed by a team of four engineering students from the University of Waterloo. The team took home the top spot, the prize money and secured significant recognition.
Let’s get Canada’s brightest and best engineering and industrial design students on the map:
The James Dyson Award is an international student design award running in 22 countries worldwide. The brief is broad: we’re looking for product concepts or ideas that solve a real problem.
The award celebrates ingenuity, creativity and sustainable engineering. Entrants are encouraged to do more with less, designing with the environment in mind. The best inventions have a significant and practical purpose, and the potential to be commercially viable.
We’re looking for designers who think differently to create products that work better. Engineers who follow an iterative design process. Rough and ready prototypes either designed from a university project or designed on the entrant’s own time. The best entries demonstrate the iterative design process and include sketches, images of models, prototypes and videos.
Join the competition HERE and register today!
- Any university-level student in an engineering, industrial design or product design program (or graduates within the past four years)
- Submissions can be from individuals or teams
- Students must have studied in one of the 22 participating countries
- Students submit footage, images, sketches and explanations of their ideas to www.jamesdysonaward.org.
- The international prize is $60,000 for the student and $10,000 for the student’s university department.
Up to two International Runners-up:
- $10,000 each
- Opens: February 18, 2016
- Closes: July 19, 2016
- National finalists announced: September 8, 2016
- Dyson engineers international shortlist: September 29, 2016
- International winner and finalists announced: October 27, 2016
- Students are invited to apply on the James Dyson Award website.