The James Dyson Award is now open for entries for 2024

by Gazette Reporter
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The James Dyson Award is an annual international design award that celebrates, encourages, and inspires the next generation of design engineers.

It is open to current and recent design engineering students, and is run by the James Dyson Foundation, James Dyson’s charitable trust, as part of its mission to get young people excited about design engineering.

Entries are open until July 17th, the National Winners will receive €5,800 to progress their invention and the International Winners will receive €38,000.

Irish past winners include:

  • Oasis, 2023: A concept derived from ADHD research, Oasis reduces visual distractions in open environments. The product uses electrochromic film to dim peripheral vision while keeping the main field of view in focus. The user can adjust the dimming and turn it off to seamlessly reengage with the environment.
National Winner 2023 Oasis
  • Méadú, 2022: Méadú aims to aid in curbing the development of maths anxiety through providing interactive mathematics lessons for students aged 7 to 12. The board primarily functions as an interactive multiplication table for children to learn up to their 12 times tables.
  • Eleskate, 2021: EleSkate is a sports analysis device which assesses the figure skating jump based upon its most important metrics . The device fits seamlessly underneath the boot. The data obtained is displayed on EleSkates user friendly companion app.

The deadline to apply is midnight on July 17th 2024.

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