Podium sweep at Dutch James Dyson Award for current and former IDE students

News - 19 September 2019 - Communication

IDE graduate, Olivier de Gruijter, has won the 2019 Dutch James Dyson Award with his project ‘JERRY Can Water Filter for safe drinking water’. JERRY is a compact water filter that can be attached to a standardised jerry can to provide clean drinking water. Two other IDE projects have been selected as runners-up.

With his project, Olivier becomes the Dutch winner of the James Dyson Award, an international design award that aims to encourage the next generation of designers with a simple brief: ‘design something that solves a problem’. The JERRY was inspired on his IPD graduation project. As a national winner, he receives prize money totalling € 2,200. Supervisors: J.C. Diehl and Stefan van de Geer.

National runners-up

The IDE projects Schistoscope and SODOS, part of the Diagnostics for All research programme,  have been selected as runners-up in this year’s competition. 

The Schistoscope is a 3D printed, phone based diagnostic device to detect schistosomiasis in remote endemic areas, automating and simplifying diagnostics to increase access and accuracy. Supvervisors: J.C. Diehl, Gerard Nijenhuis and Bas Flipsen.

The Smart Optical Diagnostic Of Schistosomiasis, or SODOS in short, is the first functional and interactive prototype of a new diagnostic device to automatically perform diagnosis on urine. Supervisors J.C. Diehl, Stefan van de Geer, and Jenny Dankelman (3ME).

All national winners and runners-up have the chance to win the international James Dyson Award. The shortlist for this will be announced on 17 October.  

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