My company has helped to launch this competition.
What do you think of it?
Farnell plc, one of the world’s leading distributors
of electronic components, has launched a major international
design competition called ‘Live Edge’ – Electronic
Design for the Global Environment. Newark, a Premier
Farnell business, will support the competition throughout
Electronics engineers, students
and academics around the world are invited to submit
innovative designs that utilize electronic components
and have a positive impact on the environment, for
example by increasing energy efficiency or reducing
carbon emissions. Visit
The winning entrant will receive a cash prize of
$50,000 as well as the support to move the design
towards production. The support package, estimated
to be worth an additional $50,000, will include
the services of an electronic design consultancy
that will develop the design to prototype stage,
assistance with legal matters and IP registration,
marketing and publicity, as well as Premier Farnell’s
help in securing investment funding. The group will
actively market the end product to millions of customers
globally through their “Leading Edge” web page,
catalog and direct marketing.
In addition, up
to five entrants will be eligible for ‘honorable
mentions’, each receiving a cash prize of $5,000.
A prestigious and influential panel of judges
from around the world will be announced shortly.
It will feature a mix of innovators, engineers,
entrepreneurs, academics, industry leaders and environmental
campaigners; it will be chaired by a leading figure
from the electronics industry.