The Global View

$100,000 prize for eco-design competition

logo1.gifPremier Farnell, a distributor of electronic components,  is to award some lucky sausage  $100,000 if they can win the ‘Live Edge’ – Electronic Design for the Global Environment competition.

“Electronics engineers, students and academics around the world are invited to submit designs for an innovative product that utilises electronic components and has a positive impact on the environment, for example by increasing energy efficiency or reducing carbon emissions. Full details are available at: www.live-edge.com

The winning entrant will receive a cash prize of US $50,000 as well as the support to move the design towards production. The support package, estimated to be worth an additional US $50,000, will include the services of an electronic design consultancy that will develop the design to prototype stage, assistance with legal matters and IP registration, marketing and publicity, as well as Premier Farnell’s help in securing investment funding. The group will actively market the end product to millions of customers globally through their leading edge web page, catalogue and direct marketing.

In addition, up to five entrants will be eligible for ‘honourable mentions’, each receiving a cash prize of US $5,000.

The closing date for registration is October 31st 2007 and entries must be submitted by November 30th 2007. The competition is open to anyone aged 18 or over and the winner will be announced in January 2008.