MOM is an inexpensive, electronically controlled, inflatable incubator, designed to reduce the number of premature infant deaths in the developing world.
The 2014 James Dyson Award opens for entries on March 27th. Learn more about past entrants and hear what James Dyson is looking for – $150,000 of prize money is at stake.
Design engineering is anything but boring – it’s one of the most useful and exciting careers. The Ideas Box challenges your students to explore the design process and start inventing.
We need more engineers to solve the 21st century challenges of sustainability, housing and an aging population. The James Dyson Foundation wants young people to discover their engineering potential – to think differently, make mistakes, and invent.
Last year, the James Dyson Foundation donated $12 million to the University of Cambridge, to provide bright young engineers with some of the world’s most advanced engineering facilities. Construction has begun on the four-story James Dyson Building – which will provide incubator units for intensive research and spaces for students to share and develop concepts.…
This holiday season, the James Dyson Foundation put forth an engineering challenge with a sweet twist – a gingerbread house design competition. The brief was simple: Construct the most ambitious gingerbread house possible. The contest, hosted on the Foundation’s Facebook and Twitter pages, saw some truly impressive submissions. Use #JDFgingerbuild to view the lot. Throughout…
“My cause is the shortage of engineers. By 2020 the UK will be hamstrung by a shortfall of approximately 470,000.” It is clear to me that the only way to deal with this scarcity is to engage young people at an early age and show them how exciting engineering really is – a job where…
This year’s James Dyson Award international winner is MOM – an inexpensive, electronically controlled, inflatable incubator constructed to decrease the number of premature child deaths in the developing world. James Roberts, the 23-year-old British inventor behind MOM, will receive $45,000 to commercialise his design. The competition was fierce, and three impressive runners-up will also receive…
One in ten babies worldwide are born prematurely. According to the World Health Organization, 75% of deaths resulting from premature birth could be avoided if inexpensive treatments were more readily available across the globe. This year’s James Dyson Award winner solves this problem with a low cost, inflatable incubator for use in the developing world.…
Less than four years ago, Revolights was just an idea. Fast forward to 2014, and Revolights have revolutionized bike lights. The LED lighting system casts 360 degrees of illumination, offering lighting and sighting in one design. Kent Frankovich and Adam Pettler (pictured below), the co-founders of Revolights, are Kickstarter legends, Shark Tank veterans and, above…
Frustration. It might not seem like a positive trait, but it’s the first step to identifying a problem that needs solving. And problems lead to clever new designs. James Dyson Foundation bursary student Rob Bye spotted an opportunity during his final year at Brunel University.
PhD engineering students can usually be found in labs and workshops – digging deep into problem solving ideas that no one else has dreamt up before. But last week, the James Dyson Foundation PhD students were at Dyson’s headquarters in Malmesbury, UK, exhibiting their trailblazing research to James Dyson and a team of Dyson engineers.
For the Chicago team, the end of February brought a lot of snow and the launch of the Ideas Box. The Ideas Box was developed to challenge students to find inspiration in everyday objects and develop ideas – to encourage keen problem solvers and creative solutions.
Anthony sees opportunity where others see a problem – a skill every great inventor must have.
Read MoreLenore Kaplan
Engineering runs in Lenore’s family. She has always enjoyed making things as a hobby, but it was taking part in after-school clubs that gave her the bug for design engineering.
Read MoreSean Hopkins Reliability Engineer
Sean wanted to be a fire fighter, a pilot, a race car driver and even an astronaut. He was captivated by speed, exploration and the world around him.
Read MoreDan Watson Freelance Designer
Dan is a freelance designer who grabbed headlines in 2012 as the global winner of the James Dyson Award.
Read MoreEdward Linacre Industrial Designer
Edward Linacre is a Melbourne based Industrial Designer. He won the 2011 James Dyson Award with his invention AirDrop – a low-cost, low-maintenance aid to the problems of farming in arid areas.
From nano to mega, the potential of engineering to change the world fascinates Orlina. It’s exciting and solves problems at the same time.