Join PROJECT PLASTIC 2019

Have you been working on an interesting project about plastics as part of your engineering degree – or are you just about to do so? Then you have the opportunity to win PROJECT PLASTIC 2019.

You can see the nominations and five finalists from PROJECT PLASTIC 2018 here.

PROJECT PLASTIC is a talent competition for engineering students. The purpose is to celebrate the talented students whom as part of their engineering degree (or another relevant education) lead the way in how to use plastic materials to create innovative solutions.

The competition is being administrated by The Danish Plastics Federation that also runs the Bliv plastingeniør-campaign.

 

How to win

You can participate in Project Plastic with an assignment or project that has been a part of your engineering degree. Assignments and projects within other fields such as productions, innovation, design, chemistry, sustainability and more, are welcome as long as the main objective is plastics. You can participate both as a group or as an individual. You can submit your project in Danish or English.

You can submit your project using the fields below enclosing a summarize of your project of max 200 characters and a longer version of max 1,000 characters. It is also possible to upload  the full assignment/project, but only as a supplement.

 

Assessment criteria

We select the winners on the basis of the following three criteria:

1. Optimal use  of plastics: The project must demonstrate innovative use of plastic and its characteristic properties. Examples are: design freedom, low weight, recyclability, low price, not corrodible, well suited for mass production etc. Also, a project can address sustainability and environmental themes such as recycling, weight reduction or circular design. Projects exploring other themes are also very welcome.

2. Operationally realistic: The project must include ideas that are possible to carry out in practice and will make a difference in the real world

3. High academic level: Considering the level of studying, the winning projects must hold a relatively high academic standard and challenge views on the use of plastic in order to lead to new and innovative ways and methods.  At the same time it is important that you also need are able to explain your idea in a manner understandable to non-engineers.

Project Plastic is open to both bachelor and master thesis as well as smaller semester- and project assignments. They can be in either Danish or English. If a project holds adequately interesting and innovative aspects, it does not necessarily have to meet all three criteria. Also, projects are assessed in relation to level of studying and general study progress, as well as the time/credits available for the project.

 

We find the winners at Plastic Engineering Day 2019

The winners will be announced at our great Plastic Engineering Day the 24th of October 2019 at DTU i Lyngby. Here the students behind 5 nominated projects will present their ideas and results to a panel of experts that together with the audience will select the final winner.

Plastic Engineering Day is open to everyone and will also include talks and provide plenty of opportunities to meet the many companies in the plastics industry. Transportation expenses to students coming far away from Copenhagen area, will be refunded.

 

Prizes

The winners of PROJECT PLASTIC 2019 will receive not only the honors and attention from the whole plastics industry, but also the following prizes:

1st price: 25.000 DKK

2nd price: 10.000 DKK

3rd price: 5.000 DKK

 

Do you dare to take on the challenge?

…then look below and sign up for the PROJECT PLASTIC 2019. If you have any questions you are more than welcome to contact Jo Dietrich: jd@plast.dk or phone number 2489 3247.

Deadline for signing up is Monday, October 7, 2019.

 

 

See 5 PROJECT PLASTIC 2019 finalists

PROJECT PLASTIC 2019 finalist: Frasortering af plastfolie Konstruktion af maskine, som kan frasortere det bløde plastik fra det resterende affald.
Link to PROJECT PLASTIC 2019 finalist: Frasortering af plastfolie
PROJECT PLASTIC 2019 finalist: Adaptation to meet the goals of the EU 2018 Directive for Plastics in Circular Economy
Link to PROJECT PLASTIC 2019 finalist: Adaptation to meet the goals of the EU 2018 Directive for Plastics in Circular Economy
PROJECT PLASTIC 2019 finalist: Aminolysis of polycarbonate - an environmentally friendly chemical recycling option?
Link to PROJECT PLASTIC 2019 finalist: Aminolysis of polycarbonate – an environmentally friendly chemical recycling option?
PROJECT PLASTIC 2019 finalist: HoneyBlock
Link to PROJECT PLASTIC 2019 finalist: HoneyBlock