This is their 5th year, and the challenge is focused on “Promoting Lifelong Healthy Habits through Design”. The competition invites student teams from anywhere in the world to submit ideas for products or services that improve wellbeing across the lifespan, with finalists coming to Stanford to compete for a $10,000 first prize.
Submissions can be made any time from September 5, 2017 through December 8, 2017. The challenge is free to enter and Stanford does not put any claim on intellectual property related to the designs – the whole approach is designed to promote engagement of students with no cost or risk.
Several of the finalists have gone on to productize their designs, using the challenge as a springboard for publicity and connections.
In its first five years, they have received over 250 entries from 28 countries and the challenge finals have become a highlight our year, regularly drawing over 250 attendees from industry, academia, non-profits and investors.
In our dynamic world, art reflects conditional reality, and design contributes to further development of global societies. At Parsons School of Design, rigorous practice and critical scholarship prepares students to become leading agents of commentary and change.
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