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James Dyson Award

Celebrating bright minds

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

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

Where are they now?

Kai Lin, inventor of Klippa

Kai was a National US James Dyson Award finalist with his invention, Klippa, a prosthetic leg designed for amputee rock climbers. Kai talks about his progress since winning and offers his tips for aspiring engineers.

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Where are they now?

Solveiga Paikstaite, 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.

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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.