Sir James Dyson is Looking for the Next Big Problem Solver in the Philippines!

We all know Dyson as one of the major forerunners in the tech and design industry. Sir James Dyson has contributed numerous innovations to the world and now he’s looking at giving back and giving others a chance to shine. 

The James Dyson Award is looking for entries until July 20, 2018. This search gives students and recent graduates of engineering and design a unique opportunity to show their problem solving inventions on a global stage.

The brief is simple: design something that solves a problem. The brief is broad enough for innovators from different fields to join in. To join, all you have to do is send your profile on the James Dyson Awards website. From there, contestants will be funneled into a nationwide selection, and from there, a global one. The winner will gain international exposure through the competition and £30,000 prize money to develop their idea.

“Young engineers and designers have perspective and unbridled intelligence that makes them incredibly adept at problem solving. Their ideas can easily be dismissed, but if nurtured and celebrated they are transformative.” Sir James Dyson

Who can join? Entrants must be (or have been within the last four years) enrolled for at least one semester in an undergraduate or graduate engineering or design programme at a university in a country or region chosen to participate. It’s the first time they added the Philippines to the list so you’re in luck!  If you want to join as a team, all members of the team must be, or have been within the last four years, enrolled for at least one semester in an undergraduate or graduate programme at a university in a country or region chosen to participate in the James Dyson Award. One will need to be nominated and registered as the team member.

“Developing a product or technology is a long and daunting process; the James Dyson Award celebrates the inventive young people embarking on that process. The Award champions our next generation of inventors and will propel them towards future success. I am excited to see what surprising ideas this year’s award brings.” Sir James Dyson


The competition recognizes ingenious designers and engineers who challenge the status quo and do more with less. The best inventions are often the simplest, yet provide an intelligent solution to a real-world problem. Past winners have sought to tackle overfishing, sustainability in the clothing industry and food waste. Last 2017’s International Award went to the sKan, a low-cost, early detection melanoma skin cancer device, engineered to prevent misdiagnosis.

Entry deadline is on July 20, so get to it!