Winners BoostCharger by Jochen Backs and Tesla Model 3 by Franz von Holzhausen 

Just Enter Your Best Work

Spark has a very open entry system, for every possible type of design within the disciplines covered. Thus, we have a large number listed. Sometimes, a design may fit more than one area and are listed here so a designer feels that their work is appropriate and welcome. But don’t worry about choosing the “best” one when registering. Everything is judged on its merits. Designs are judged in the context of our Criteria. We can have any number of winners—or none, in any given area. All depends on the quality of the work, and the design sensibility of jury. That’s why we work hard to find tough, fair and collegial judges.

Any innovation or design may be submitted, including designs previously submitted to Spark or other competitions. And if you have something unique, let us know. We’d like to see your work. When it comes to having strict vertical divisions, we want to keep in mind how interdisciplinary the development teams must be, and therefore focus on the end-use which the team is fulfilling. That stated, of course there are many options, combinations and possibilities here. So check out the list below of various potential project areas and see how your project might fit in.

The nature of this award category is to propose designs with innovative technological solutions. You’ll show the judges how you solve a design problem with scientific/engineering principles. There should also be good reasons and background about why solving the problem is significant and suits the Spark Mission. For products, it is always important to have good usability and well optimized solutions (number of parts, production costs, quality of used materials, textures etc). The submission may include posters, images, documents and videos that describe the design problem, solving process and the final outcome. A demo video of actual testing model or validating process of the principles used for problem-solving is highly valued. No actual products or prototypes are shipped to Spark.

Spark CleanTech Design may include, but is not limited to, the following projects and specialties:
AI, Robotics & Automation, Architecture, Systems & Processes, Communications, Prototypes, Electrical, Electronics, Energy, Engineering, Health, Medical & Universal, Hydraulics, Water, Waste, Industrial & Consumer Products, Internet of Things, Machinery, Materials, Operational, Production, Transport, Mobility & Aerospace, Urban Planning