Call For Innovators: The James Dyson Awards 2021 Is Now Open For Entries
A call for innovation has never been so necessary. As the world steps forward further into the 21st century, humanity is faced with a myriad of problems that need solutions—James Dyson, founder of Dyson, thinks that young designers and engineers could the answer to all of those. "Young people want to change the world and the Award supports them to do that giving crucial funding, validation and a platform to launch their ideas. They are remarkably successful. I will be looking for radical inventions that challenge and question established thinking," he says.
Last year, a brilliant Carvey Ehren Maigue won the Sustainability Award for his AuREUS System Technology, which was a new material made from waste crops that would convert UV light to renewable energy. This year, the award-giving body is looking for more talent and sharp minds to bring about change in the world.
In 2020, the James Dyson Awards saw the most number of entries in its history. This year, they continue to sift through all the possibilities to give away two Php1,900,000 global prizes: the International Sustainability winner and the Overall International winner. Each participating country and region will also be awarded a National winner, with a prize worth Php125,000. The main mechanic? "Design something that solves a problem."
Past winners, such as the UK 2011 National Winner, KwickScreen, has grown to become a mid-size company with over 70 employees. Founders of SoaPen, the US National runner-up in 2017, have also been listed in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list. Singapore's own runner-up, Rabbit Ray, a communications tool for hospital staff is now used in 23 countries. Therefore, winning the James Dyson award isn't just an individual win, but a collective one as well.
Compete with some of the brightest young minds in the world at the James Dyson Awards 2021—entries are now open!
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