RD Velho Design Award 2018 competition launched: Design a concept to clean the oceans for Wärtsilä Oyj

The aim of the design competition, arranged by RD Velho Oy, is to design a concept that will solve the enormous problem of plastic waste in our oceans. The entries must also include a suggestion on how plastic waste can be utilized ecologically after processing. The award winners are announced in September 2018 in the Subcontracting Trade Fair at Tampere Exhibition and Sports Centre.

The sixth RD Velho Design Award competition continues from May 5 to September 3, 2018. In the single-phased competition, this year’s aim is to design an innovative concept of plastic waste collection and utilization for Wärtsilä.

– The subject of plastic waste utilization is very topical. We expect the participants to demonstrate the plastic waste collection process clearly and in detail and to explain how the waste is utilized in an ecological manner after processing. In addition to the innovative concept, the key aspects of the evaluation include the method of presentation and how well the proposal supports Wärtsilä’s values, says Hannu Havusto, the commissioner of the design competition.

The assignment details, schedule and other competition information can be found in the RD Velho Design Award 2018 competition program.

For designers, students and innovative work groups
The RD Velho Design Award 2018 design competition is designed for designers, students and engineers who are able to provide the required material. The language used in this year’s competition is English.

The grand prize of the competition is EUR 3,000, and two other prizes are also awarded. The jury may appoint honorable mentions or, based on a unanimous decision, split the total prize sum of EUR 5,000 in a different manner.

The members of the jury are Davide Lamparelli (Wärtsilä Corporation), Johanna Fräki (Wärtsilä Corporation), Mika Kiljala (RD Velho Oy) and Ville Nenonen (RD Velho Oy). Hannu Havusto (RD Velho Oy) is the commissioner of the competition and is not eligible to vote.

More information about the RD Velho Design Award 2018 design competition: Assignment instructions, schedule and rules

Wärtsilä Oyj is a global leader in smart technologies and complete life-cycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasizing sustainable innovation, total efficiency and data analytics, Wärtsilä maximizes the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers.

Wärtsilä’s goal is to develop a sustainable society with the use of intelligent technologies, and this design competition seeks to find solutions for cleaning up the oceans. In addition to the RD Velho Design Award competition, Wärtsilä is also active in the Seabin Project as a global pilot partner and by donating floating rubbish bins to small marinas.

RD Velho Oy is a design and development company that provides companies in the technology sector with product development and planning solutions. We specialize in developing embedded systems and planning solutions for industrial internet (IoT).