The shortlist of 21 inventions submitted for the James Dyson Award for 2010 is now available at the web site. Click on the blue "View Projects" to see details of the inventions.
The award is for engineering and design students who have met the challenge "Design something that solves a problem."
The shortlist of semi-finalists is divided into four topic areas: lifestyle, medical, transport, and disaster relief. Five are from the UK, three each from the USA and Canada, and two from Switzerland and New Zealand. The inventions are a stimulating and varied mix, and visitors to the site can indicate which they prefer.
The judges will pick their top 15 from this selection on the 14 September. The international winner will be announced on the 5 October, and there will also be national winners.
The international winners in 2009 were Yusuf Muhammad and Paul Thomas for their home fire suppressant system called Automist™, which is explained on the website. It is already available through Plumis Limited.