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Innovate welcomes work placement student

London, November 05, 2013

A (very) warm welcome to James Scott, a student at Northumbria University Design School, who has recently joined Innovate on a two month placement.

James is currently in his second year studying Design For Industry (product design).

James was runner up in the ‘Design Innovation in Plastics Award’, a yearly event which aims to promote the use of plastics by allowing students from all over the country to enter their designs to address a particular brief. This year’s brief was, ‘Saving Lives – Design for Disaster Relief’.

James was one of 5 shortlisted from around the country and came second with his ‘Rain Pod’ design, which provides shelter during monsoons and also harvests clean drinking water. He was pipped to the post by a post-grad from the RCA, 7 years his senior, so not bad going at all. As James said, “This was probably a good thing as the placement/prize at Innovate is what I wanted to win!

While at Innovate, I hope to generally improve my design skills through concept sketching and practice on Solid Works as well as get a real taste of how the industry works. I am looking forward to working on an array of projects during my stay and hope I can benefit the group however I can. I have only been here a day and I can already tell I will have a fulfilling and enjoyable experience!”

For further information please contact:
Sylvia Katz, Award Coordinator tel: 020 7503 5949
email: sylviakatz@designinnovationplastics.org.uk    www.designinnovationplastics.org                                                                                            
Note to editors
Established in 1985, Design Innovation in Plastics is the longest running student plastics design award in Europe. For more information visit www.designinnovationplastics.org      

The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) was created from the merger of The Institute of Materials (IOM) and The Institution of Mining and Metallurgy (IMM), and now incorporates the Institute of Packaging. The IOM3 is the professional body for the advancement of materials, minerals and mining to governments, industry, academia, the public and the professions. For more information visit www.iom3.org

The Worshipful Company of Horners is one of the oldest livery companies in the City of London and was formed to regulate the horn-working trade. In 1943 it adopted its modern equivalent, the plastics industry. For more information visit www.horners.org.uk

Bayer MaterialScience, the headline sponsor for DIP, is one of the world’s largest producers of polymers and high-performance plastics. Its coatings, adhesives, insulating materials and sealants, polycarbonates and polyurethanes can be found in applications ranging from automotive, construction, electrical, electronics and household, to sports and leisure. For more information, visit www.bayer.co.uk

Design Innovation in Plastics sponsors:

  • PlasticsEurope, the leading European plastics trade association
  • PDD, worldwide provider of integrated design and innovation skills
  • DePuy International, a global leader in orthopaedics, spinal care and neuroscience therapies
  • Hi-Technology Group Limited, a provider of total solutions in plastics design, tooling and moulding
  • Brightworks, an award-winning UK product design and development consultancy
  • HellermannTyton, a leading supplier of products for fastening, identifying and protecting cables and their connecting components

The Award is also grateful for support from the following publications: NewDesign, Materials World and Mould Technology.