Additive Design Challenge seeks disruptive concepts for AM

With the Additive Design Challenge, Sirris, Plan C and 3Dee are challenging thinkers, designers and doers to use the power of 3D printing to make a positive impact on mankind and the planet. It should be done with products that will make a difference by deploying the powerful qualities of digital production.

The Challenge has been arranged as a stage gate project. Participating concepts pass through a number of deadline events in front of an expert jury. The jury allows only the best designs and ideas to proceed to the next round. Plan C and Forum for the Future support you throughout the entire project, along with a network of manufacturers, industrialists, researchers, etc. Prototypes of the best concepts will be developed during the summer of 2015. The three Challenge winners will be announced at a closing event in the autumn. The jury members include Benjamin Denayer, an AM expert at Sirris.

Who is it aimed at?

The Challenge is aimed at everybody - students, starters, experienced professionals - who design to create 'disruption' and understand that technology is simply a means of developing better products and not an aim in itself. Individuals, teams and companies can sign up for the Challenge.

What's the prize?

Participants can certainly count on free coaching, free feasibility studies and free prototyping of their concept. Naturally the participants retain all the intellectual property rights of their concept throughout the Challenge. The actual prototypes also remain their property. The best concepts will be fully elaborated and become part of an exhibition at the closing event and therefore attract attention from the (international) media.

Do you have a cutting-edge idea that you would like to produce using 3D technology? Don't delay and register today! The registration period closes after 1 March.

Further practical information and the rules can be found here!