James Dyson

University Graduates & Student Inventors – Apply For The James Dyson Award 2017

The James Dyson annual design competition is looking to award up to £30,000 for an inventive solution to real world problems.

Run by the James Dyson Foundation, the award aims to celebrate and publicise the work of young designers on a global platform.

This year’s brief is asking entrants to design something that solves a problem, big or small.

The award program is open to university students and recent graduates, studying product design, industrial design, or engineering.

Past winners have helped tackle the problem of over fishing, transportation of vaccines in the developing world, global food waste, and mortality rates of premature babies.

The 2016 UK winning invention is ISOBAR – a portable vaccine cooling device for developing countries. It provides a stable temperature control for up to 30 days.

This year’s prizes:

  • One national winner from each 23 participating countries receives £2,000 each;
  • Up to two International runners-up receive £5,000;

Grand Prize:

  • The overall international winner will receive £30,000 plus £2,000 for their university’s design or engineering department.

James Dyson said: “There is normally a better solution to a problem. Engineers challenge convention and have brilliant ideas. The James Dyson Award looks for remarkable yet simple designs with the potential to have a huge impact on society. Each year I am amazed by the ideas and I look forward to seeing this year’s raft of entries”.

Deadline for application is 20th July – Apply HERE.