Design Challenge 2020
The Stanford Center on Longevity invites university students from around the world to compete to win the grand prize of $10,000 USD in its 7th annual Design Challenge: “Reducing the Inequity Gap: Designing for Affordability“.
Challenge Goals :
Create well-designed, practical solutions that improve well-being across the lifespan
Encourage a new generation of students to become knowledgeable about issues associated with long lives
Provide promising designers with a path to drive change in the world
Deadline : September 9, 2019
Phase I submissions due : December 6, 2019
Finalists (5-8 teams) announced : January 2020
Finals : Tuesday, April, 2020 (Exact date TBD
What Kinds of Designs are Included?
Any design that significantly reduces the cost of a solution contributing to longer and healthier lives will be accepted. Designs could target:
The health and well-being of young people
Solutions that allow individuals to remain in their homes
Solutions that bring nutritious food to individuals
Monitoring health and managing chronic disease
Encouraging higher levels of activity and engagement at the community level
There is no entry fee to participate!
The competition is free to enter
$10,000 (1st place)
$5,000 (2nd place)
$2,000 (3rd place)
Finalists receive mentorship and personalized coaching from industry experts and researchers.
Finalists receive airfare and hotel reimbursement (limited max value) for a student to attend the Finals at Stanford University to present their idea to investors and potential customers.
Finalists attend an entrepreneurial workshop at Stanford and learn how to create a business plan to take their concept into execution.
Create a design for a product, service, or program that addresses the challenge topic, “Reducing the Inequity Gap: Designing for Affordability.”
Who may enter ?
The challenge is open to teams of 2-5 students enrolled during the 2019-2020 academic year, attending any accredited university or college globally.
Each team must have at least one full-time student and if the team is selected as a Finalist, only students may present.