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Deadline: October 22, 2019 00:00 (CEST)| Apply here
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Eligibility: The competition is open to university design students and recent graduates (2019), from all over the world. Only participants who belong to an undergraduate or graduate university programme are eligible to compete. Although the competition is focused on industrial design, product design and transportation design, students with a background in business, fashion, engineering, architecture etc. are also welcome to submit their work.

Toyota Logistic Design Competition 2020

Just working out how many pairs of socks you need when you’re off to the Seychelles, Milan or Timbuktu is a struggle in itself. The transfers also take it out of you. Be it trekking for miles at Frankfurt or misreading signs at Tokyo’s Narita airport.

At long last you’re at the conveyor, waiting for that precious bag. Suitcase after suitcase rolls up, people yank them off the belt, but yours is nowhere to be seen. Damnation.

Maybe you feel you’d want to do something about this. Not just to rescue your own bag, but to improve or perhaps even change the whole system of baggage handling.

Statistics reveal that 21.6 million bags were, as they put it, mishandled in 2016. Sounds like a lot, doesn’t it? Then again more than four billion bits of baggage was handled by airports in 2017. So, whichever way you look at it, baggage handling is a major operation.

Baggage handling — Can you make it fly?

If you feel that improving airport baggage handling is your bag, so to speak, we want you to enter this competition. Either you come up with a solution for the whole system. (Big task.) Or you concentrate on improving one particular aspect of baggage handling. (No small task, either.)

Toyota firmly believes the whole world’s waiting for turgid and flawed baggage handling to go away forever. So, to all of you 2019 design students and graduates, here’s your golden opportunity. Don’t try to second-guess what we’re after. Instead, do exactly what you like! Those of you who are lucky will be handsomely rewarded with a cash prize.

Prizes

  • First Prize: €5,000
  • Second Prize: €3,000
  • Third Prize: €2,000
  • Finalists may apply for a six-month paid internship at a TMHE Design Center.

Interested in applying for the Toyota Logistic Design Competition 2020? Register your participation by following the registration link and taking the suggested steps.


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