Engineering for People Design Challenge 7th Year!

11th May 2018

In the build up to this year’s Grand Finals we reflect on the biggest year yet for the Design Challenge, and give our top tips for those of you who will be pitching your design ideas at the upcoming finals!

The Engineering for People Design Challenge is into our 7th year, over that time it has evolved and become the leading student engineering design challenge in the country. The competing students have developed their understanding of globally responsible engineering, and each year they have amazed us by producing exciting and innovative context driven design solutions. Read on to find out our top tips for our competition finalists for when they present their design to the judges. We can’t wait to see the teams designs at The Grand Finals and find out who will win, so to start the countdown to the finals let’s look back at what we’ve achieved together in the last year in numbers!

6000 Students including some of the brightest young minds in the country have been battling it out to be crowned this years winner.

Over 80 Teams Shortlisted by their universities to compete for a chance to attend The Grand Finals on the 20th June 2018.

36 Teams Selected to do a short elevator pitch on their design to our judging panel of leading industry professionals at The Grand Finals.

28 Academic Institutions from Brighton to Strathclyde, from the University of West of England to the University of East Anglia; leading institutions from across the whole of the UK have taken part.

7 Design Areas to work together as a team to provide a solution for with a focus on: Water, Sanitation, Energy, Transport, Built Environment, ICT, and Waste.

3 Semi Finalists out of the 36 shortlisted groups will be selected to present their ideas to the whole audience and compete to be crowned champion.

Only 1 Winner! The winning team will be selected from our judging panel and get the prestige of being the winner as well as being presented with a cash prize to be spent on their academic studies.

To be crowned champion the groups will have to present their ideas to our judging panel and the grand finals audience. Here our five top tips for presenting your designs:

Good luck to everyone competing and don’t forget to have fun (better to laugh at your own mistake on stage than panic and freeze)! If you’re having fun and enjoying yourself then this will show the judging panel your passion for the project!

Click to find out more about the Engineering for People Design Challenge and how to get involved for the 2018/19 programme. There are lots of other ways to  get involved with our movement such as setting up a University Members Group or even signing up to our newsletter to stay connected.

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