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Design Innovation in Plastics Award

A product design competition for undergraduate students in the UK & Ireland

2023 DIP Results!

2023 Results are in! 

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DIP 2024 Brief

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Undergraduate UK students can participate in the Design Innovation in Plastics competition for a chance to win up to £1,000 and a placement. Entry is free and IP remains solely the student's.

Timeline

31       March 2024            Submission deadline
12       April 2024               Preliminary judging
8-9      May 2024               Sumitomo Demag course
24       May 2024               Final Judging
5         July 2024
               Award ceremony

What
is
DIP?

Established in 1985, Design Innovation In Plastics is now the longest running student plastics design award in Europe. Students submit their entries digitally and finalists are invited to present their concepts to a panel of judges with presentation slides and models. All finalists win a cash prize, a short placement with a UK design company, and connections to esteemed members of the community. We encourage tutors and lecturers to incorporate our brief into their university’s coursework to facilitate student submissions.
Design Innovation in Plastics is sponsored by the Worshipful Company of Horners, The Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining (IOM3), and market leaders in the fields of design and innovation including Covestro.

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