Deadline: 30 June 2019
Open to: inventors, entrepreneurs and creative talents who push the boundaries of 3D printing to solve real-life problems
Benefits: USD 1000 in grant funding to support their project
Show how you use 3D printing to realize your innovative engineering or design project. They are accepting designs in five categories: Product design, Robotics, sustainability, Transportation and Health Care.
3D Hubs encourages all students to submit their work for consideration. The table below will help you select the right category for your project. You can specify up to two categories in your application.
|Product Design||Consumer products, consumer electronics, gadgets, fashion …|
|Robotics||Mechatronics, automation, biomimetics, electromechanical systems, 3D printing systems …|
|Sustainability||Renewable energy, green technologies, sustainable architecture, eco projects, humanitarian engineering …|
|Transportation||Automotive, electric vehicles, alternative urban transport, aircraft, spacecraft, drones …|
|Healthcare||Medical devices, prosthetics, implants …|
For a project to be eligible, a physical prototype or product must be presented (renders will not be considered). Whole or part of the design must be fabricated through 3D printing. Components of the final assembly can be also manufactured through other (preferably digital) technologies, such as CNC machining.
They accept submissions from both individual contributors and teams. All contributors must be either current students (in secondary, undergraduate or postgraduate education) or recent graduates that have completed their studies after July 2018.
The submissions will be judged by a panel of engineers, designers, and entrepreneurs. The winners will be selected based on their presentation (40%), their innovation and potential impact of their project (30%), and their justification of the use of 3D printing (30%).
The awardees will be selected by a panel of experts based on certain selection criteria. The winner of each category will receive:
- USD 1000 in grant funding to support their project ;
- Exposure to a global audience (powered by 3D Hubs);
- Technical support to turn their idea into a product.
The five finalists of each category will receive a copy of The 3D Printing Handbook and an official finalist certificate.
How to apply?
In order to apply, please fill the application form.
For more information, please visit the official web page.