The grand final of the 2017 Triumph Design Awards was held on Saturday, 1 July at Triumph’s headquarters in Hinckley, Leicestershire, with an intelligent growth system beating the competition to claim first prize.

The Design Awards competition, which is open to 16-18 year old students studying a relevant STEM subject (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths), asks entrants to design a product which solves a real world problem. Design Engineers from Triumph shortlisted 26 finalists to exhibit their work at the third national final, during which all entrants had the opportunity to present their design ideas to Senior and Chief Engineers from the Design Department at Triumph.

First place was awarded to Eneh Alexandra-Ikwue for her project Eva; an intelligent growth system which monitors temperature, humidity, and illuminance, responding appropriately to optimise growing conditions for plants and encourage people to grow food at home. Eneh received the Triumph Design Award trophy, £500 cash, two weeks of paid work experience in the Design department at Triumph, and will be considered for University Sponsorship.

Second place was awarded to Lewis Duckworth for his project Windsurf Rig Tensioner 'UPLOAD'; an innovative solution to rigging windsurf sails, whilst third place was awarded to Veer Patel for his project Visual Enhancer; a manoeuvrable, cost effective aid to help visually impaired students in classrooms and lecture halls.