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James Dyson Award

The James Dyson Award is an international student design award, organised and run by the James Dyson Foundation charitable trust. The contest is open to university level students (or recent graduates) in the fields of product design, industrial design and engineering, who "design something that solves a problem".[1]

The students must have studied in one of the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States.

Nine national winners are chosen from each country. Dyson selects an international winner for the overall prize. Previous winners have included Michael Chen, winner of the James Dyson Award 2008, who designed the 'Reactiv' cycling jacket. The winning student or team of students receives a £10,000 prize, £10,000 for their university, a trophy, and a certificate.


International winners
  • 2007 Maxi Pantel (Germany) for the Senjo, an electronic device for the deaf to communicate with the hearing.[2][3]
  • 2008 Micheal Chen (England) for the Reactiv, a self-inflating motorcycle safety jacket.[4]
  • 2009 Yusuf Muhammad and Paul Thomas (England) for Automist, a kitchen-faucet sprinkler system that controls residential fires.[5][6][7]
  • 2010 Samuel Adeloju (Australia) for Longreach, water floating device for saving victims in water.[8][9][10]
  • 2011 Edward Linacre (Australia) for Airdrop, extracts water from the air and delivers it directly to plant roots through a network of subterranean piping.[11][12][13][14][15][16]
  • 2012 Dan Watson (England) for SafetyNet, a new commercial fishing net to allow smaller and unwanted fish to escape.[17][18][19]
  • 2013 University of Pennsylvania team (United States) for Titan Arm, a bionic arm. The arm was developed for the Cornell Cup USA 2013 competition where they won first place.[20][21][22]


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  2. ^ "Effortless communication". Irish Times. June 11, 2007. Retrieved November 8, 2013. 
  3. ^ "James Dyson Design Award 2007". (in Italian). May 30, 2007. Retrieved November 8, 23. 
  4. ^ Amy-Mae Elliott (April 10, 2008). "Reactiv cycle jacket wins Dyson award". Pocket Lint. Retrieved November 8, 23. 
  5. ^ Cliff Kuang (September 9, 2009). "The Automist Wins 2009 James Dyson Award".  
  6. ^ Helen Walters (September 9, 2009). "And the James Dyson Award goes to... Automist, from RCA London graduates".  
  7. ^ Richard Tyler (May 10, 2012). "Sir James Dyson backs kitchen taps to save lives and launches 2010 competition".  
  8. ^ Charlie Sorrel (October 5, 2010). "‘Longreach’ Lifebuoy-Firing Bazooka Wins James Dyson Award". Wired magazine. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  9. ^ James Hurley (October 5, 2010). Buoyancy bazooka" wins James Dyson award""".  
  10. ^ Chris Shiny (October 5, 2010). "Longreach's livesaving buoyancy aid wins James Dyson innovation award". Tech Digest. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  11. ^ Clay Dillow (November 8, 2011). "Airdrop, Which Harvests Moisture Directly From Desert Air, Wins James Dyson Award".  
  12. ^ My Green Australia (November 16, 2011). "Aussie wins the James Dyson Award with AIRDROP". International Business Times. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  13. ^ Daily Mail Reporter (November 8, 2011). "Australian designer wins £10,000 James Dyson award by pulling water out of thin air".  
  14. ^ James Hurley (July 27, 2012). "Dyson’s pick of inventors take on the world".  
  15. ^ Ian Tucker (November 19, 2011). "Edward Linacre: it's possible to get water from thin air".  
  16. ^ Katie Scott (November 8, 2011). "Airdrop water harvester wins 2011 James Dyson Award". Wired magazine. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  17. ^ Rebecca Smithers (November 8, 2012). Humane' fishing net wins Dyson award"'".  
  18. ^ Bob Yirka (August 31, 2012). "High-Tech fishing net finalist for Dyson Award". Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  19. ^ Liat Clark (August 30, 2012). "Fish-saving SafetyNet design wins the UK James Dyson award". Wired magazine. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  20. ^ "Titan Arm website". Retrieved November 8, 2013. 
  21. ^ Devin Coldewey (November 6, 2013). Titan Arm' exoskeleton empowers heavy lifters and disabled alike"'". NBC News. Retrieved November 8, 2013. 
  22. ^ Kyle VanHemert (November 7, 2013). "An Exoskeleton That Boosts Biceps Wins James Dyson’s $45,000 Prize". Wired. Retrieved November 8, 2013. 

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