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Competition - Shape the Future: 3D printing for a sustainable world

  • 25 June 2019

Shape the Future: 3D printing for a sustainable world

In May, Shape the Future, a national 3D printing competition was launched to find a great idea on the theme of sustainability for a product, artwork or part. 3D printing is a new technology that is changing how things are made and bringing sustainability to manufacturing.

Shape the Future is promoting this opportunity to entrants from across Ireland's women in science and technology community. WITS is delighted to partner with the Shape the Future competition.

The competition works like this:

  • Enter online with a short description of item and some background information. Sketches, designs, photos welcome. Closing date is 14 October 2019 at 5 pm.
  • Technical shortlisting process produces 5 - 10 finalists in 5 categories.
  • Finalists team up with one of Ireland’s leading researchers in advanced manufacturing and 3D printing from I-Form to develop the idea and create their pitch on the I’m a Scientist website.
  • During ScienceWeek in November 2019 school students and the public ask questions and vote for the finalist they want to win.

The winning idea gets a 3D print of their concept and €500 cash to promote their sustainability work.