Here at Disruptive Innovation we combine our passions for Eco-design and Innovation to design sustainable products that have substantial commercial, social and environmental value.
Our ethos is to minimise the environmental impacts of everything we design and develop. Whether we are engaged to design a simple toothbrush or complex industrial machine; good Eco-design principals are embedded in everything we do.
We know that innovation is an essential component for commercial product success and that those products which are truly innovative rapidly gain traction and share in their global consumer markets. Through effective innovation we can maximise both the social impact and the commercial impact of the products we help develop.
If you are currently a Student, consider yourself to be a product innovator and have the design talents to present your concepts professionally, please read on.
Our 2013 Student Competition Challenge is to:-
Design a product solution for an everyday problem endured by a specific group of people, living in a specific territory.
The choice of problem, solution, target group and geographic territory is entirely yours, but as with all competitions there are some important criteria that will enable us to rank entries and determine the Winner!
Design entries must:-
* explain the problem and rationale behind the choice of target group and territory.
* explain the positive social impact if their product was made available in the target market.
* present innovative design solutions rather than incremental builds on existing products.
* present only physical product designs (not services, applications, software).
* demonstrate effective recycling options at end of product life.
* demonstrate materials and electronics minimisation in the proposed design solution.
* estimate manufacturing costs for 100,000 units (factory gate).
* estimate commercial sales price in target market.
* propose only product design solutions that will be affordable for their target consumers.
* propose only product design solutions that will be profitable for their manufacturers.
* visually demonstrate staged product use (story board).
For more information on our 2013 Concept Design Competition, please download the Entry and Rules PDF from the link below.
We look forward to judging this years entries and to working with the Winner to develop their designs to D.F.M.A status later this year.
Good Luck All