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Previous Winners

From 1985 to today


2019 – Theme Healthy Body- Healthy World, the Benefits of Plastic in the Modern World
Daniella Kaligorsky, Technological University Dublin – ‘CHECKKIT’, a kit which shows how to conduct a self-examination for breast cancer. The kit also has a brochure to explain what to do and how to recognise 12 possible symptoms.

2018 – Theme Branching Out - Design for Garden Innovation
Alex Roquero, Brunel University – ‘Hook’ Shelf - a cleverly designed shelf which can fit on any type of railing and which carry anything from a plant to a bottle of wine

2017 – Theme Products for Independent Travel
Ellen Britton, Glasgow School of Art –peek - an interactive travel sunshade based on smart technology which  allows children to use their imagination to create pictures, while still capturing glimpses of the big outdoors through a car or train window.

2016 – Theme Products for Pets
Annabel Burton, Nottingham Trent University – Surcingle Buckle - a new quick release buckle on the strap that fastens round a horse’s girth

2015 - Theme Design to Transcend Metal
Alexander Bordino, Nottingham Trent University – Soft Ice S Pump - a redesign of the stainless steel pump currently fitted to soft ice cream machines

2014 - Theme Design for Learning
Michael Tougher, Glasgow School of Art - Dots - Stackable, flexible buttons which encourage music comprehension, creation and play

2013 - Theme Disaster Relief
Chris Natt, Royal College of Art - Project Sting - a new syringe to improve safety of vaccinations in the developing world

2012 - Theme Universal Design
Jamie Mansfield, Nottingham Trent University - Collapsible Flat-pack Clothes Hanger - His presentation can be found here.

2011- Theme Design4Fun
Lewis Pearson, Swansea Metropolitan University - Moving Shelves for Primary Schools - His presentation can be found here.

2010 - Theme Refreshing Design
Dan Watson, Royal College of Art - SafetyNet Sustainable Trawling System - This design was initiated and developed in the Product Design Engineering department, Glasgow School of Art. Further development of the design, and in particular the escape rings, was undertaken at the Royal College of Art. - His presentation can be found here

2009 - Theme Sustainable Design
James Ravenhall, Northumbria University - DIG Flatpack Garden Tools

2007 - Theme Secure Design
Sara Bellini, Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design - Keepsafe Personal Bag Security Accessory - Her presentation can be found here

2005 - Theme Sound Design
Derek Muir, University of Huddersfield - HushFlush Noise Reducing Toilet Seat

2003 - Theme Free Time
Spike Reid, University of Northumbria - Slegoon
Bayer MaterialScience commenced as a main sponsor

2002 - Theme Mind, Body & Soul – Mobility
Martina Carpelan, Central St Martins College of Art & Design - Quacky Flipper

2001- Theme Millennium Kitchen
Rob Thompson, Central St Martins - Thermoplastics Button Bowl

2000 - Theme Plasti-city – Mobility and Urban Life
Alan Whiting, University of Northumbria, Urban Window Cleaning Kit

1999 - Theme An Educational Toy or Learning Aid for the Disabled
Ben Plewes, De Montfort University - 'Freddie the Frog' Buoyancy Aid

1998 - Theme A Design for Luggage
Rob Law, University of Northumbria - BASF Design Award - 'Rodeo Children’s Suitcase'

1997 - Theme Plastics for the Patio
Clive Nicholls, De Montfort University - Washing Line System incorporating a Rain Guard

Calvin Hiscock, University of Plymouth - Oil Container

1995 - Theme Bathroom Furniture or Fittings
Nick Cudworth, University of Teesside - Height Adjustable Tap

Juliette Beauchot, De Montfort University - Outdoor Seating System

Sebastain De La Hamayde, De Montfort University - Tactile Stickers for the Blind

Alsed Briscoe, Leicester Polytechnic - Modular Pill Dispenser

Gary Merrington, Colchester Institute/Birmingham Polytechnic - Light up Ruler

Mark Lomas, Nottingham Polytechnic - 'The Tug Toy' educational bath toy

Kenneth Newton, Teesside Polytechnic - Multipurpose light source for yachtsmen

1988 - Theme An Article of Kitchen Equipment
Philip Thompson, Teesside Polytechnic - 'Freefall' Detergent Dispenser

Richard Heayes, Colchester Institute - Multiple use Sports net, with accessories

Eric Hewitt, Manchester Polytechnic - Small 'Lean-to' Folding Greenhouse

Timothy Vince, Gwent College of Higher Education - Portable Pack-away Band Saw