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James Dyson Award

Celebrating great minds

The James Dyson Award is an international design competition, run by the James Dyson Foundation, that inspires, encourages and celebrates budding inventors' new, problem-solving ideas – and provides a platform to launch them.

2011 international winner of the James Dyson Award, Edward Linacre, with his invention Airdrop

The award runs annually, and is open to current and recently-graduated design or engineering students in 27 countries.

Where are they now?

Solveiga Pakštaitė, inventor of Bump Mark

Solveiga was the UK National winner of the James Dyson Award in 2014 with Bump Mark - a bioreactive expiry label for food. She tells us more about her experience since winning the award.

Solveiga Pakštaitė, UK National Winner of the James Dyson Award in 2014.
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Where are they now?

Dan Watson, Inventor of Safety Net

Dan won the International James Dyson Award in 2012 with his sustainable fishing net. Dan talks about his progress since winning the award.

Dan Watson 2012 International Winner of the James Dyson Award with his invention Safety Net.
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The brief is broad: design something that solves a problem. If you’re a design or engineering student (or recent graduate), head to the James Dyson Award website to learn about competition entry dates and prizes, and submit your entry.