Out of thousands of entries worldwide, three teams of Philadelphia University industrial design sophomores have moved on to the finals in the Electrolux Ideas Lab Student Design Challenge. They now need your votes to make it to the top 10.
As part of this international competition, the teams each created a 30-second video describing an idea to promote healthy eating. The judges narrowed down the pool to the top 50 entries, with only six from the United States.
The three PhilaU finalist teams and their projects are:
- Adam Hecht, Alex Tholl: Smartop, a smart countertop with touch screen
- Veronica Reguero-Cadilla, Toviah Botwinik: Cooktainer, a compact, portable cooker and accompanying app
- Alison Schlicher, Emily Monath: Procontainers, stackable ripeness-detecting food containers
The challenge now opens up to public to help determine the top 10. Click here to vote for PhilaU’s finalists (listed by the first name on each team above). You can pick up to five projects, and voting closes on Nov. 16.
Please note that you must enter your email when prompted and confirm your vote by clicking the link in an email you will then receive.
The winning students will receive a €10,000 prize and travel to Stockholm to present his or her idea to Electrolux and startup leaders. Electrolux is a global leader in home appliances that seeks innovative solutions for households and businesses.
The student projects were developed as part of a course taught by Industrial design faculty members Lyn Godley, associate professor; Mark Havens, assistant professor; and Christina Kazakia, adjunct.