How to enter the Innov_ex Student Design Prize
This annual prize was introduced in 2007 by the organisers of the Innovation for Extremes conference, Mike Parsons and Mary Rose and was sponsored by NWTexnet.
It is to encourage future innovators in the outdoor trade. The prize is :
A cash prize of £500 + a year’s business mentoring.
How to enter
Your preliminary entry should include:
1. A short (no more than 8 pages) illustrated PDF about your innovation.
2. A YouTube video (no more than 5 minutes) explaining how the innovation works.
Your PDF should demonstrate :
1. What your innovation is and why developed
2. Choice of materials and why appropriate
3. Clearly define the product benefits
•How does it relate to past innovations, what does it add, how has it been influenced past, what research has been undertaken to establish what has gone before?
•Who are the users, what are their needs how does the innovation meet these needs
•How does it relate to available technology
•Is it possible?
A key question to ask is how is this innovative ?
Credit will be given for the quality of presentation in both the pdf and the videoclip.
Acceptance will secure you a free place at the Innov_ex Conference (for year of entry) to display your innovation, and the opportunity to discuss it with leading outdoor specialists.
You will need to bring to conference:
•Design and prototype
•Poster explaining the innovation ( display board dimensions 87 cm (width) x 114cm (height)
You will be allocated display space at the conference and will have opportunity to discuss your innovation with judges and conference delegates
Submit the illustrated outline of your innovation and a link to the You Tube video as soon as possible and by 31 March 2012.
You will shortly be notified whether or not your innovation has been accepted for the 2012 competition.
NB Where innovations are under development but not at the prototype stage we will consider outlines for entry for future Innov_ex competitions. Please indicate if a future entry.
Further details and submission to : m.roseATlancaster.ac.uk