Competition Looking For Bright IDEAs

The International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) competition is accepting entries for its annual design competition.

Sponsored by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), the competition honors “design excellence in products, ecodesign, interaction design, packaging, strategy, research and concepts.” This year’s jury includes representatives from Nokia, Feiz Design, Microsoft Mobile, BERG, Procter & Gamble, GE Healthcare, and the University of Michigan. Continue reading

Brits Launch £1 Million Engineering Innovation Prize

Scientists and economists have the Nobel, and now engineers around the world will have their own big money innovation prize to chase. The UK’s Royal Academy of Engineering has launched the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering, which will award £1 million to an individual or team of up to three people of any nationality  “directly responsible for advancing the positive application of engineering knowledge.”

Awarded biennially, the first prize will be presented in 2013. An endowment has been established to fund the prize, with support from BP, GlaxoSmithKline, Shell, Siemens, Tata Steel Europe, and several other companies. Continue reading


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