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Winners 2016/17

In 2016/17, we received entries over 800 entries from 21 different countries spread over 4 continents. 82% of entries were from UK-based students and 18% were from students based elsewhere in the world.

View the full gallery of winning and commended work on our Facebook page.

RE-WORK
Sponsored by RBS

Design and develop a vision and a business case for a new product and/or service made from disused office furniture.

Thomas Howell-Jones, Birmingham City University

Thomas Howell-Jones, Birmingham City University

Project: Rest?, a hard-shell rucksack and pannier bag made from the backrest of redundant office chairs. Through ‘Rest?’ the office chair is transformed into a multi-functional, ecological product promoting an active lifestyle.

Award: Winner of the RBS Award of £2500

Thomas Wastling, Cranfield University, Leicester  Ethan Howard, Uppsala University

Thomas Wastling, Cranfield University, Leicester Ethan Howard, Uppsala University

Project: Bare Technology, a product and service design solution to convert old computers (e-waste) into simpler, more straightforward, accessible computers for older people; Bare Technology aims to address the increasing problem of e-waste and the fact that many older people are isolated by technology.

Award: Winner of the RBS Award of £1000 for the best business case.

Commended projects


Christopher Vogt, Jana Lenhard, Nico Witwicki and Victoria Sandvoß, DHBW Ravensburg

Project: Beesley
Award: Highly Commended for the RBS Award and Commended for Best Business Case

Monique Ortman, University of Central Oklahoma

Project: ZED Keyboard Key Tiles
Award: Commended for Best Business Case

Rachel Brown, University of the Highlands and Islands

Project: Admyra Beautifiler
Award: Commended for Best Business Case

THE GOOD LIFE 2.0
Sponsored by Philips

Use design to empower people to better prevent, detect, treat and possibly reverse lifestyle-related health conditions.

Aidan Postle, Plymouth University, 2017

Aidan Postle, Plymouth University, 2017

Project: Breathe-Easy, a consumer healthcare system and subscription service that tackles the issues caused by ambient air pollution through the application of citizen science; it uses three key strategies (the product, a tree-planting scheme and citizen science) to not only reduce the potential risk of air pollution on the body but also decrease the amount of contamination in the air and address people’s mindsets around the impact of pollution.

Award: Winner of the Philips Award of £2500

Nerissa Arviana Prawiro, Loughborogh University

Nerissa Arviana Prawiro, Loughborogh University

Project: Diit, a personalised automated diet management system that provides real-time handheld analysis of calories and micronutrients in food to detect over/under consumption through scanning and weight; the system encourages compliance with renal diet allowances and may prevent progression of kidney failure.

Award: Winner of the RSA Fellows Award of £1250

Commended projects


Marie Tricaud, Ahreum Jung, Bassam Huneidi and Pratik Ghosh, Royal College of Art

Project: The Brinery
Award: Highly Commended

Belfug Sener, Middle East Technical University/College for Creative Studies

Project: Blink
Award: Commended

AGILE AGEING
Sponsored by Fazer with additional support from Waitrose

Design a way to increase and maintain mental agility and ‘brain power’ in older age.

Jinhui Low, Cchaiwat and Christie Cheng Wan Ting, LASALLE College of the Arts

Jinhui Low, Cchaiwat and Christie Cheng Wan Ting, LASALLE College of the Arts

Project: LIT, an app (supported by local supermarkets) that allows users to shop for food based on their individual medical history and/or dietary requirements, making it easier to eat foods that will improve overall health. Users will be rewarded with points for buying the ‘right’ foods that will offset future purchases.

Award: Joint Winner of the Fazer award (£1250)

Amber Ruske, Arts University Bournemouth

Amber Ruske, Arts University Bournemouth

Project: Memory Bus, a regular bus service that also offers passengers a chance to play games and quizzes, engage in various activities, and have impromptu conversations in an effort to increase and maintain cognitive function and decrease loneliness.

Award: Joint Winner of the Fazer award (£1250)

Commended projects


Yasmin Dunnett, Middlesex University

Project: Skill Share Café
Award: Commended

Jade Innes and Lauren Mackay, University of the West of England

Project: 'Write a Letter, Story Teller'
Award: Commended

Hollie Fox, Plymouth University

Project: Mindfuel
Award: Commended

CIRCULAR FUTURES
Sponsored by Unilever

Design and develop a product, system or business model for Fast Moving Consumer Goods based on principles of circular design and value creation.

PHILIPPA BRIDGES, LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY

PHILIPPA BRIDGES, LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY

Project: Infinity Mascara: a refillable mascara product and service solution where the mascara can be applied to the lashes with a 3D-printed fingertip that fits the individual’s finger form; the product only needs to be replaced every 3-6 months and it is that Infinity will save an estimated 25 mascara bottles from landfill per person.

Award: Winner of the Unilever Award of £2500

Commended project


Blair McIntosh, Northumbria University

Project: Honest Water
Award: Commended