Polymer materials supplier Covestro, formerly Bayer MaterialScience, will once again support the longest established student plastics design competition of its kind
The Design Innovation in Plastics (DIP) competition has been providing opportunities for bright young designers and scientists of the future to make a name for themselves since it was established in 1985.
Headline sponsored by Covestro, with additional support from other market leaders in the fields of design and innovation, it will be the first year the competition has been sponsored by the polymer company under its new name.
DIP is organised by the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining (IOM3) and the Worshipful Company of Horners.
This year’s competition winner will receive a cash prize as well as a week-long visit to Covestro’s headquarters in Germany, where they will have the chance to see polymers and high performance plastics being developed into products of the future.
Additionally, the winner will enjoy a placement in London at PriestmanGoode, the leading global design and brand experience agency specialising in aviation, transport and product design.
Runners-up and highly commended will receive cash prizes and either training courses or placements with other award sponsors.
Last year’s winner was Alexander Bordino, a BSc product design student from Nottingham Trent University, who redesigned the internal gear pump mechanism inside whipped-style ice cream machines.