Engineering for Access

Engineering for Access 2019 -

Thank you to everyone who entered Engineering for Access 2019!

Congratulations to our Engineering for Access 2019 winner, Cameron Lyon!

Cameron Lyon

Cameron Lyon

Cameron is a Biomedical Engineering student currently studying at Nottingham Trent University. He has submitted the design for a fibre optic pillowcase to detect nighttime seizures.

Click here to view Cameron’s design.

Cameron said of his win: “I am ecstatic about winning! It has been a long road from designing my project to this point but it has been worth every part! I’m most excited about trying out the FGB sensors and working with the university to try develop the pillow. Personally I have always loved the hands on work in engineering.

“Nottingham Trent University will be helping me as well as my lecturers on my course. I’m off this morning to tell everyone about winning! Super excited to share the news. I would like to thank and Bang Creations for picking my design – I am looking forward to working with Bang Creations on this project!”

To recap,, in association with product innovation experts Bang Creations, tasked Engineering students of all disciplines across the UK to come up with a fantastic product idea that can really make a difference to the lives of people living with a disability – and we were blown away by the entries we received from students up and down the country.

The winner will receive a prototype of their product made, up to the value of £5,000 – a great start for any students looking to break into the industry! Any funds leftover from that will be transferred straight to their pocket, so the challenge here is to create something revolutionary, AND also cost effective.

A huge thank you to our shortlist for entering this year – you can check out their entries below
Jamie Williams

Jamie Williams

Jamie is currently studying Mechanical Design and Manufacture at University of Plymouth. His idea is a steering wheel designed for people living with arthritis that affects their hands.

Click here to view Jamie’s design.

Kristen Tapping

Kristen Tapping

Kristen is currently studying Product Design Engineering at London Southbank University. Her design is a wheelchair solution that helps to both sanitise and improve the function of the pushing mechanism on a standard wheelchair.

Click here to view Kristen’s design.

Alfred Wilmot

Alfred Wilmot

Alfred studies Robotics at University of Plymouth and has designed a wheelchair-mounted robotic arm, to make the lives of people who are dependent on wheelchairs easier.

Click here to view Alfred’s design.

Andrew Barker

Andrew Barker

Andrew is a Mechanical Engineering student at Staffordshire University. Andrew’s design reimagines the wheelchair with caterpillar tracks that will allow the user to navigate tricky terrains, such as bumpy roads or kerbs.

Click here to view Andrew’s design.

Zachary Price

Zachary Price

Zachary is an undergraduate Computer Science student, currently studying at University of Plymouth. He has come up with a design that allows users of sign language to more effectively communicate with people who don’t understand it, by creating a sign-to-text system.

Click here to view Zachary’s design.

The brief

We tasked Undergraduate engineering students across the UK with designing a new product that would help improve the lives of people living with a disability. Any design had to consider a limit of a £5k budget to have the prototype made by Engineering for Access associates Bang Creations – which will be won by one lucky winner.

About the prize

If you are chosen as the winner of Engineering for Access 2019, we’ll work with Bang Creations to bring your product to life as a prototype. So, not only will you have the accolade of winning this award, you’ll also have the prototype to show and help progress your career once you leave university!

And, as a reminder, any cash leftover from the £5,000 budget will go straight to you at the discretion of Bang Creations and during the prototyping process.

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  • Entrants must be aged 18 and over.
  • Proof of registration will be required before monies will be released.
  • All entrants MUST be existing undergraduate students in any Engineering discipline.
  • All competition entrants must be permanent residents in the UK.
  • This competition is NOT open to employees of, their families or anyone else associated with this competition. The Marketing Director’s decision as to the eligibility of parties will be final.
  • You may be asked to provide proof of your eligibility at any stage during this competition.

Entry process

  • Only one entry per person is permitted. Entries on behalf of another person and joint entries will not be accepted.
  • Offensive, incomplete, incomprehensible or incorrectly completed entries will not be counted.
  • do not accept responsibility for entries that are lost or delayed, or which are not received for any reason.
  • All entries will be given careful consideration and must be written in English.

Winners’ selection

  • A shortlist will be published in advance of the announcement of the winner.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be notified directly by email. Shortlisted candidates may also be contacted for promotional purposes by our marketing agency, atom42, for the competition on the telephone number provided in the entry form. Neither email or phone number will be used for purposes other than the competition, and all entrant’s data will be removed from our system at the close of the competition. You can find out more about our privacy policy here.
  • We reserve the right to request proof of award winners’ identity in the form of a passport or driving licence and proof of address in the form of a utility bill dated within the previous 12 months. If the award winner is unable to supply proof of identity in an acceptable format, we may withdraw the prize and select another winner.
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Prize & Delivery

  • We allow up to £5,000 towards the cost of the winning submission being created by a prototype company chosen by Claims. Any remaining funds will be paid to the winner upon completion of the prototype and at’s discretion.
  • The winning entry will be published online at
  • We award cash prizes in the form of a cheque in the name of the prize-winner.
  • The prizes are not transferable and non-exchangeable.


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