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