Finalists for Design Innovation in Plastics 2019 Award winner

13 Feb 2020

The 2019 Design in Plastics competition co-organised by the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining (IOM3) and the Worshipful Company of Horners winner Daniella Kaligorsky talks about the real life impact of the competition and what she hopes to do in the future, when she finishes university.

Six months on from her win, Daniella Kaligorsky as part of her prize visited Germany to see the competition’s headline industry sponsor, the global plastics company, Covestro, and has recently completed a two-week work placement with another DIP sponsor, the London-based design agency, PDD. 

'I really value having entered and won this competition. DIP is the only one where all the finalists are given work placements, and the winner and one other get to go to Germany.  My university course is four years long but it doesn’t involve any placements so this was my first opportunity to get out there.'

Daniella, who also collected a national runners up place in the Dyson Awards with the same product, Chekkit, is now deep into her final year and has just a few months left to shape her next idea. It was still under wraps when DIP spoke to her, nevertheless she did however reveal that she is creating another product for the healthcare industry, in which she is keenly interested, only this time for the world of dentistry.

All the students from her course at Technological University Dublin will be unveiling their products at their university’s own design exhibition in June. Daniella is currently finishing the end of her four-year course at Technological University Dublin, and looking forward to what lies beyond.

More information on the Design in Plastics Award.

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Sara Bartlett

DIP publicity officer

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