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Indian project is a winner in Premier Farnell’s ‘Change the World’ global design competition


Premier Farnell, The Development Distributor, have named an Indian project as one of the winners in their global design competition ‘Change the World’. The ten winning projects also included entries from Bolivia, Greece, Italy, Kenya, Poland and the United Kingdom.

The competition was launched in 2016 to inspire design engineers of all ages and experience, to explore their ideas and put their design skills to the test with a solution that could change the world for the better with just $1000 of products from element14.

Entrants were asked to select products from element14’s broad range of semiconductor, interconnect and passive products, as well as development boards, single board computers, test equipment and tools, and were tasked with explaining their idea in just 500 words or less.

Steve Carr, Head of Marketing for Premier Farnell says “We have received a variety of world changing competition entries from students, makers and design engineers all over the globe. The winning ideas range from a low-cost portable diagnostic center for rural villages to a precision apiculture system to help reverse the bee population decline, to a 3D printed incubator to address the lack of medical technologies in less developed parts of the world. We are now in the process of talking to each of the winners to understand how the team at Premier Farnell can support them in the development of these ideas, to turn them in to real projects that could change the world.”

The winning Indian project plans to use the Internet of Things to build a low-cost diagnostic center that can be deployed in every village in rural India to enable faster and better diagnosis of medical conditions, to improve the healthcare available.

You can find out more about all the winning ideas on the Change the World competition website The winners will also be documenting their journey for you to follow on the element14 Community.

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