2019 Design Innovation in Plastics finalists await results

5 Jun 2019

Five student finalists have presented their newly created products to enhance health and wellbeing to a panel of judges at the finals of the Design Innovation in Plastics (DIP) competition 2019.

DIP is held every year to encourage university students to come up with brand new products made primarily of plastic.

IOM3 and the Worshipful Company of Horners with headline sponsor by Covestro, this year set the challenging brief of improving health, wellbeing or encouraging exercise, with a product which has the qualities of longevity and sustainability.

The finalists, Louis Farnsworth (De Montfort University), Daniella Kaligorsky (Technological University Dublin), Christopher Kay (De Montfort University), Namgyun Ryu (Brunel University), and Kai Wang (Brunel University), were chosen from an original field of 149 entries at the preliminary judging stage. They were given several weeks to refine their products following the judges’
recommendations, before appearing before them in person to present their entries. Chairman of judges, Richard Brown (RJG Technologies), commented, 'We were encouraged to see that this year all the finalists had fully taken on board the guidance and feedback we offered them after the preliminary round, back in April. They clearly focused on areas we felt needed attention before their final presentation, and this resulted in improved entries.

'The content of their presentations and the very high level of professionalism, made it a difficult task to choose the winner. There are no losers at this stage of the competition, but there can only be one winner, and I am sure when all the finalists present their products on July 5 and the winner is announced, it will be evident why this competition continues to be highly regarded by the students and universities that take part.'

For more on the finalists and the awards ceremony, visit bit.ly/2IldgeK