A virtual technical talk session was held by Industrial Linkage Committee (ILC) of the Faculty of Engineering and Technology (FET) on 3rd May 2021. The session featured two invited speakers namely Ms. Yasmin Ibrahim, Lead Design Engineer of Dyson, and Ms. Grace Ke, Southeast Asia Manager of James Dyson Foundation, which aimed to introduce the James Dyson Award 2021 to the students.

Ms. Yasmin Ibrahim enlightened the audience on the overview and mission of the James Dyson Foundation, while Ms. Grace Ke provided first-hand information about the James Dyson Award and the entry guidelines for the award. The James Dyson Award is an annual international design competition for students in 28 countries including Malaysia. This competition celebrates, encourages, and inspires the next generation of design engineers.

James Dyson Award celebrates design that solves a problem. 1 national winner and 2 national runners-up will be selected by the national jury panel at the national stage. A total of 28 national winners and 56 national runners up from all the twenty-eight countries will stand a chance to become the international top 20.

At the final stage, the international winner, 2 international runners up and 1 sustainability winner will be selected by Sir James Dyson among the top 20 shortlists. The international winner will receive £30,000 and £5,000 prize money to their university. The competition is open for entries and will be closed on 30 June 2021. The faculty encourages students to participate in this competition and wishes all of you the best of luck.