James Dyson Award

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Wanted: Problem Solvers.

James Dyson is on the hunt for bright minds with fresh ideas across the globe. If you have an invention that solves a problem, we want to hear about it.

The 2021 James Dyson Award is open for entries and is on the hunt for bright ideas from students across the globe. The international competition run by Dyson’s charity, the James Dyson Foundation, aims to encourage and inspire the next generation of engineers by providing them with an opportunity to win prize money and gain global media exposure for their inventions.

The competition operates in 28 countries and regions and is open to current engineering and design university students, and those within four years of graduating. The challenge is simple: design something that solves a problem.

Continue reading for resources you can use to help engage your students with the competition, tips on what makes a winning entry, and hear from past winners and finalists. 

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