Where are they now?
We've caught up with some success stories from past years to find out how entering the James Dyson Award has benefitted their careers.
Meet the Winners
Solveiga Pakštaitė, inventor of Bump Mark
Solveiga was the UK National Winner of the James Dyson Award in 2014 with her bioreactive expiry label for food.
Dan Watson, inventor of Safety Net
Dan was the overall winner of the James Dyson Award in 2012 with his sustainable fishing net.
Kai Xiang Lin, inventor of Klippa
Kai was a US National Runner-up with his invention: a prosthetic leg designed for amputee rock climbers.