On May 19 at the VivaTech conference, Mr. Eng Keat LEE, Executive Director of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), announced the launch of the Design & Science 2020 Award. For this new prize, Singapore and Université Paris-Saclay are joining forces to imagine the future of urban agriculture in Europe and Asia.
Every year since 2016, the Université Paris-Saclay Design & Science Prize has brought together student designers and engineers to develop innovative projects based on an annual theme. In 2020, they will propose alternative and sustainable agricultural and food solutions for European and Asian megacities.
The winning team will win a trip to Singapore to meet partners and potential clients, in addition to a €3,000 grant and a place in an incubator to develop the project.
In parallel, the Agritech & Design Prize, led by EDB Singapore, will offer French start-ups the opportunity to take part in the thinking process in a dedicated competition.
The Design & Science Prize is led by Design Spot, the Université Paris-Saclay design center, in partnership with the Île-de-France region, EDB Singapore, Universcience, Strate - École de design, the Agence pour la promotion de la création industrielle (APCI), Laval Virtual and Incuballiance.
The award ceremony will take place on February 27, 2020 at the Palais de la découverte.