James Dyson Award makes a return

For 15th year.

Entries are now open for the annual and global James Dyson Award now in its 15th year, which aims to empower next generation engineers with the challenge to design something that solves a problem.

Commenting on the awards, James Dyson said, “Young engineers and designers have perspective and unbridled intelligence that makes them incredibly adept at problem solving. Their ideas can easily be dismissed, but if nurtured and celebrated they are transformative.

“Developing a product or technology is a long and daunting process; the James Dyson Award celebrates the inventive young people embarking on that process. The Award champions our next generation of inventors and will propel them towards future success. I am excited to see what surprising ideas this year’s award brings.”

Past winners have sought to address food waste, water conservation, pollution, medical treatment in developing countries and sustainability across all industries.

The 2018 International Winner, O-Wind Turbine, addresses sustainable energy generation in urban environments with a new type of wind turbine that captures wind flowing in every direction. While the 2018 Australian National Winner, The Macaron (pictured), created a smart tape measuring device that intuitively measures and records distances to help the visually impaired.

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