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Stanford Center on Longevity Design Challenge 2018-2019

The Stanford Center on Longevity invites university students from around the world to participate in its sixth annual Design Challenge.

This year’s contest challenges teams to create solutions for “Contributing at Every Age: Designing for Intergenerational Impact“.

The challenge will award cash prizes, sponsored travel, mentorship, and the opportunity to work with and present to leading companies and investors.

To overcome stereotypes and biases, we need new ideas and tools that help generations engage with each other in productive ways. For the first time, this year’s Challenge requires that the teams themselves be multi-generational, helping students to view other generations as contributors and equal team members. Designers will work to create products, services, and programs that encourage people of all ages to come together.

With thanks to their sponsors, the Stanford Center on Longevity is pleased to offer the following awards for winners and finalists:

  • Cash prizes: $10,000 (1st place), $5,000 (2nd place), $2,000 (3rd place)
  • Finalists receive:
    • $1,000 for prototyping and presentation development
    • mentorship and personalized coaching from leading industry experts and researchers
    • airfare and hotel reimbursement for each team to attend the Finals at Stanford University to present their idea.

The challenge runs concurrent with the 2018-2019 academic year, with initial submissions due by 7th December 2018 and finalists presenting at Stanford University in April, 2019.