A unique partnership between Western Sydney University and innovative company Laser Wizard has resulted in the prestigious Laser Wizard Innovation Award, with a $2,500 first prize up for grabs – not to mention exposure at the University’s 2017 Widevision and the Penrith City Council Real Festival for the successful entrants.
In line with current market trends, this year’s theme is centred around ‘Smart Sustainable Homes,’ challenging students to develop ground breaking sustainable products for the home in the fields of Engineering – incorporating Civil, Construction, Electrical, Mechanical and Robotics & Mechatronics – Industrial Design, Computing and Construction Management.
Recognising the need for talented students to apply their valuable skills in today’s competitive commercial environment, the Laser Wizard Innovation Award provides young people with the platform to turn their visionary ideas into practical reality. At the same time, this inaugural award contributes to Laser Wizard’s Social Responsibility Program, ensuring the Western Sydney student community benefits directly from this exciting initiative.
Students are encouraged to develop eco-friendly devices or gadgets for use within, or outside, the home which can be applied to water usage, power, plumbing, construction methods, insulation, climate control, smart home developments, lifestyle spaces or lighting, though any area of sustainability may be explored.
Brett Kingham, a WSU alumni and CEO of Laser Wizard, a family-owned laser cutting business based in St Mary’s, saw the opportunity to give something back to the University while recognising the need for tech-savvy students to utilise their newly-learned skills in a real-world, commercial setting. ‘There is nothing more rewarding than encouraging and motivating the up-and-coming generation to design products which have the potential to revolutionise daily life, inside and outside the home.’
‘Supporting the local community appears on top of my shareholders priority list and the Laser Wizard Innovation Award is a great way to enable students to create tangible products which utilise laser technology while giving them recognition at the same time.’
Laser Wizard is at the forefront of providing innovative services in a highly competitive environment with a focus on delivering precision cutting every time. Established in 1999, the company has experienced steady growth due to its commitment to superior quality and standard of excellence.
Western Sydney University students are encouraged to register their interest to enter the competition on the Awards website by the end of the Autumn semester, Friday 26th May.
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