Electrolux Design Lab 2015 – The Final Countdown!

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I’m here in the beautiful city of Helsinki, gearing up for the final presentation of the 2015 Electrolux Design Lab competition, which will take place tomorrow (15th October, 18:30 CET). The six finalists are here, rehearsing for their final event and I’m watching them practice their best pitch. It’s not Shark Tank, but feels like it … I’m excited!

This year, the theme is “Healthy Happy Kids”, which means Electrolux is looking for ideas that cover safer environment and air quality, healthier eating habits and the everyday lives of families. The six finalists are from universities in Mexico, South Korea, Hungary, Lithuania, UK and Russia.

The livecast of the event will commence at 18:30 CET, you can watch it here. However, if you want to ask them a question during the presentation, Tweet your questions here with the #AskFinalist and #DesignLab2015 hashtags included.

Here are the six finalists:

Voris – a robot that teaches kids the importance of taking care of their clothes by Martha Fabiola García Bustos of Mexico.

Q.H [Quadruple H] – an air purifier and hula hoop in one by Jeongbeen Seo of South Korea.

Future Classroom – an interactive and self-sustaining kitchen for educational use by Tobias Tsamisis of Hungary/Germany.

Air Shield – a baby stroller that creates a pure and clean microclimate by Dominykas Budinas of Lithuania.

Bloom – bridges the gap between digital and practical education by encouraging good kitchen habits in a fun way by Jordan Lee Martin of the United Kingdom.

Plato – a robot toy that helps you take care of your child by Mary Pilyugina of Russia.

Prizes

First prize: € 10 000 and 6 months paid internship at Electrolux
Second prize: € 6 000
Third prize: € 4 000
People’s Choice: € 2 000

I will be back with more coverage from the event live. Be sure to follow Yanko Design on the latest Tweets here.