The sKan is James Dyson Award 2017 international winner

A team of medical and bioengineering undergraduates from McMaster University, Canada have been chosen as the international James Dyson Award 2017 winners. Their design solution, the sKan, is a low cost and non-invasive melanoma detection device. The sKan was chosen as the international winner by James Dyson who says “by using widely available and inexpensive […]

EcoHelmet wins James Dyson Award 2016

Bike share programs are used by millions of people around the world. But bike share users rarely wear helmets – a potentially fatal decision. According to the Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute, more than 800 cyclists were killed on US roads in 2015. Isis Shiffer, a recent graduate from the Pratt Institute of Design in New […]

National winners announced

The national winners and runners up in the James Dyson Award 2016 have been announced – with problem-solving ideas ranging from glucose-sensing contact lenses to a vaccine transportation system for the developing world. The inventors behind these projects have each been awarded £2,000 to help them pursue their ideas. The national winners and runners up […]

James Dyson Award 2016 open for entries

We’re looking for students and recent graduates of design or engineering, who have a problem-solving idea. The James Dyson Award is an international student design competition, open in 22 countries around the world. Entrants must submit a product or concept which solves a tangible problem, and works better. We’re looking for inventions that do more with […]

Voltera V-One wins 2015 James Dyson Award

Printed circuit boards (PCBs) are the electronic paths on an insulated surface that help power appliances such as smartphones, biomedical devices, and other electronic technologies. To research and develop new electronics, it is vital for engineers, inventors, and students working in this area to be able to prototype PCBs cheaply and quickly. But this process […]


More than one in ten babies worldwide are born prematurely. According to the World Health Organization, 75% of deaths resulting from premature birth could be avoided if inexpensive treatments were more readily available across the globe. This year’s James Dyson Award winner solves this problem with a low cost, inflatable incubator for use in the […]

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