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James Dyson Award

WANTED: PROBLEM SOLVERS

The James Dyson Award 2019 opens for entries 28 March. If you have an invention that solves a problem, we want to hear about it.

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What is it?

A HEAD START FOR BUDDING INVENTORS

The James Dyson Award is an international design award that celebrates, encourages and inspires the next generation of design engineers. It's open to current and recent design engineering students, and is run by the James Dyson Foundation, James Dyson’s charitable trust, as part of its mission to get young people excited about design engineering.


Key dates 2019

Mar 28

Entries open

Jul 11

Entries close

Sep 19

National winners and finalists announced

Oct 17

Dyson engineers' shortlist announced

Nov 14

International winner announced

Prizes

WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?

The James Dyson Award is your chance to make a name for yourself as an inventor. As well as winning a significant cash prize, you could generate media exposure to kick-start your career, earn the esteem of your peers – and perhaps gain the confidence to launch your own business. Entering is simple.

National winner

22,000Kr

International runners up

57,000Kr

International winner

340,000Kr

(and 57,000Kr for your university)

The brief

Design something that solves a problem

The brief is broad. We’re looking for designers who think differently, to create products that work better.

Engineers who follow an iterative design process. The judges – and James Dyson especially – are drawn to designs that employ clever yet simple engineering principles. If yours is a sustainable design, that’s even better.

As well as proving your project’s technical viability, we'd also love to see that it’s commercially viable, too – so include any research you've done into manufacturing costs and retail prices.

"Young design engineers have the ability to develop tangible technologies that can change lives. The James Dyson Award rewards those who have the persistence and tenacity to develop their ideas."
James Dyson
A image of James Dyson
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