James Dyson Award-2018 today announced to have opened entries for India-based Engineering and Design student innovators to showcase their innovation at the global platform.
James Dyson Award has been felicitating budding student innovators from various nations for last 14 years. This time, the organisers have announced to include student innovators from Mexico, the UAE, Sweden and the Philippines as new entries among 27 nations on the fray.
The Award will give away Rs 26 lakh to the international winner, Rs 4 lakh each to two international runners-up, and Rs 1 lakh to all national winners, the statement read.
This is the second season of the award for India. Last year, three Indians made it to the top-20 international list. The Founder of Maattam—a retrofit patient transfer system—Asish Mohandas was held the national winner for India, and Canada-based McMaster University students developed sKan—a low-cost, early detection melanoma skin cancer device, engineered to prevent misdiagnosis—was held last year’s international award.
James Dyson, Founder of James Dyson’s charitable trust facilitating the Award said: “The James Dyson Award celebrates the inventive young people embarking on the long and daunting process to develop a product or technology. The Award champions our next generation of inventors and will propel them towards future success.”
Entries at first are judged at the national level before progressing to the international stage. Further, a panel of Dyson engineers will shortlist 20 international entries, which are then reviewed by James Dyson to select the international winner, the statement read.
Interested student innovators can enrol themselves via official Website of James Dyson Award by 20 July, 2018.