The 20 finalists have been revealed. The winner will be announced in November and will receive £30,000 to launch their idea.
Pontus Törnqvist from Lund University in Sweden is among the finalists. He designed are a knife and fork made from potato peeling. Straws and cutlery would biodegrade within two months. Törnqvist’s new ‘plastic’ is made from potato starch and water.
James Dyson said:
“Young design engineers have the ability to develop tangible technologies that can change lives. The James Dyson Award rewards those who have the persistence and tenacity to develop their ideas.”
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