James Dyson Has Designs on the Next James Dyson

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You know him from his TV commercials; now you can apply to be the next James Dyson — provided you have a great idea that solves a problem, much as Dyson’s solved the problem of vacuum cleaners losing suction as they pick up dirt by removing the bags.

The 2011 James Dyson Award is open for entries through August 2nd, inviting engineering and design students to develop problem-solving inventions. The award, run in 18 countries, “celebrates ingenuity and creativity” with the winner receiving £10,000 to develop their invention and £10,000 for their university.

Dyson, a champion of design and technology in education, is also sponsoring a competition to inspire children’s inventiveness through PizzaExpress restaurants in the UK — first prize is a design workshop by Dyson’s foundation at the winner’s school.

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