Today’s the Day! The Universal Design Grand Challenge 2020 opens today. The competition is designed for students of Engineering, Architecture, Product Development and Software Design. Recent graduates in these disciplines are also eligible to apply.
Students who learn Universal Design at an early stage in their careers go on to design environments, products, services and technology that work for everyone in society. Their designs are useful and marketable to any group of users. In effect, incorporating Universal Design into their work makes them better designers.
Taking part in the Universal Design Grand Challenge is a great way to help students bring the 7 Principles of Universal Design to life in their work.
Students who make it to the finals will have access to expert pitch training to teach them how to present their designs professionally. The Centre for Excellence in Universal Design offers a prize fund of €4,000. In addition, one project will be selected by Enterprise Ireland to benefit from a €15,000 Commercialisation Fund.
Entering is quick, simple and free. The student completes their contact details, nominates you as their referee, answers 3 questions about their design and uploads drawings or visuals to support the application. That’s it!
Apply now on: https://universaldesign.awardsplatform.com/