My company has helped to launch this
competition. What do you think of it?
Premier 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 the Americas.
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.
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.