Industrial Design and Innovation

Competition: James Dyson Awards 2015

The 2015 James Dyson Award is now open. The brief is simple: “Design something that solves a problem”. Run in 20 countries with a total prize pool of almost NZD$200K, entries can be uploaded to www.jamesdysonaward.org before 2 July.
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Last year’s international winner, MOM is an inflatable incubator for the developing world. It provides the same performance as a $60,000 modern incubation system, but costs just $500 to manufacture, test and transport. British inventor James Roberts has gone on to further prototype and test his invention.

The 2015 New Zealand winner will be announced in August and their entry put forward with up to ten other Kiwi entries for international judging. The international winner will be announced in November.

The Prize:
The international prize is NZD$60,000 for the student or team, NZD$10,000 for the student’s university department, a James Dyson Award trophy. International runners-up receive NZD$10,000[i] each.

The NZ winner wins NZD$4,000, a year’s membership to The Designers Institute, an official fee prize package from IPONZ, tailored to the winner’s individual needs.

Entry process:
Students submit footage, images, sketches and explanations of their ideas to www.jamesdysonaward.orgInternational finalists will be asked to make a video pitch of their project to James Dyson who will announce the international winner on 10 November.

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