Got an Idea for a Thing? 2013 James Dyson Award Now Open

By Gary Cutlack on at

The awesome global idea net that is the Dyson Awards has re-opened for 2013, with the inventor-backed scheme upping its top prize to £30,000 and asking for submissions that could change lives of people around the world.

Last year's overall winner was the sea-saving SafetyNet concept from UK student Dan Watson. Next year it could be you awkwardly being photographed beside your winning invention in a fish market, if you submit something before August 1st. Even a rough sketch is enough to enter the comp, although you do need to be a university student studying in some sort of design or engineering field and have evidence of prototyping and research to get through.

Have a look at some of last year's entrants if you need a bit of inspiring. [James Dyson Award]