James Dyson Award

The James Dyson Award 2017

The James Dyson Award is an international design award that celebrates, encourages and inspires the next generation of design engineers. The 2017 Award is open to current and recent design engineering students. It’s run by the James Dyson Foundation, James Dyson’s charitable trust, as part of its mission to get young people excited about design engineering.




20 Jul 2017


International Winner
£30,000 to the student or student team
£2,000 for their university department
James Dyson Award certificate

Up to 2 International Runners-Up
£5,000 to the student or student team
James Dyson Award certificate

National Winner (one from each region)
£2,000 to the student or student team
James Dyson Award certificate


July/August 2017: STAGE 1
A panel of design and engineering professionals in each region select the National Winner and finalists.
The judges will select one national winner and up to 4 additional entries per region to advance to the next level of the competition.
September 7: National Winners & Finalists Announced.

August/September 2017: STAGE 2
Dyson engineers identify the International Top 20 entries.
The 115 entries chosen by local judges move on to a panel of Dyson design engineers who further scrutinise the projects. The Top 20 entries selected by Dyson engineers will move on to the final round – there will not necessarily be one entry selected from each country.
September 28: Dyson Engineers Shortlist.

September/October 2017: STAGE 3
James Dyson chooses the international winner.
The Top 20 move on to the final stage – a review by James Dyson. James reviews each entry and determines his favourites, which are then scrutinised by the IP team at Dyson. They will look at each entry to spot any infringements on third party intellectual property. James then selects the international winner.
October 26 2017: International Winner Announced.

Note that while some organisers may accept applications from all around the world, you may still be required to travel to the host country in order to take part in the later stages of a competition for instance, or you may be required to live there for a period of time to take part in a funded programme (e.g. scholarship, incubator, accelerator).

Multiple host countries may mean that no travel is required.


Credit: The James Dyson Award 2017 

Date Added: 14 Apr 2017

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