Dyson Awards and RAE leaders programme invite applications for 2019
8 Apr 2019
Inventor James Dyson announced the launch of the 2019 version of his annual global award scheme for young engineers with the video challenge: “I’m looking for people who have an idea that solves a problem…”
The 15th anniversary James Dyson Award is open to students and recent graduates across nearly 30 countries to win the top prize of £30,000 and the chance to tap into top level expertise and support.
Those wishing to take part have until 11 July 2019 to submit entries. Winners of the various national finals are announced on 19 September, with the overall international winner disclosed on 14 November.
In addition to the overall £30,000 prize, international runners-up receive £5,000 and £2,000 for winning their national final. Judges will include James Dyson.
Last years winners were Lancaster university’s Nicolas Gonzalo Orellana Olguin and Yaseen Noorani [see photo]. Their invention, the O-wind turbine, can exploit horizontal and vertical winds without steering and enable apartment dwellers to generate their own electricity. It was inspired by NASA space technology.
Details and entry requirements for the 2019 James Dyson Award can be found here.
Meanwhile, the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Enterprise Hub opened this year’s application round for its SME Leaders programme.
Ten successful applicants will receive grant funding of up to £10,000 towards the cost of leadership courses and benefit from free use of meeting rooms and informal work space at the Hub’s Taylor Centre in London.
Services available will include mentoring, coaching and private business meetings.
Set up in 2017, the project has to date supported 53 engineering industry leaders seek investment and manage growth.
Closing date is 3 June 2019 at 16.00 BST. To apply, click here.