Stanford Center on Longevity Design Challenge 2023-2024 now is over!
The annual Stanford Center on Longevity Design Challenge 2023-2024 now in its 11th edition is opened for entries and offers cash prizes and free entrepreneur mentorship in a competition open to all university students around the world inviting them to create solutions that help make life transitions more meaningful or healthy.
The 11th annual Stanford Center on Longevity Design Challenge 2023-2024 recently has been announced forentries.
The theme for this edition is “Designing for Life Transitions“. Students are invited to create solutions that help make life transitions more meaningful or healthy.
The Stanford Center on Longevity Design Challenge offers over $20K in cash prizes and free entrepreneur mentorship in a competition open to all university students around the world who want to design products and services which optimize long life for us all.
Student designers are invited to create solutions that help people move through life transitions at any age.
LONGEVITY DESIGN CHALLENGE GOALS:
➜ Create well-designed, practical solutions that improve well-being across the lifespan
➜ Encourage a new generation of students to become knowledgeable about issues associated with long lives
➜ Provide promising designers with a path to drive change in the world As we embrace a world in which it becomes increasingly common to live for 100 years, the nature of human experience is changing. The Stanford Center on Longevity’s New Map of Life project suggests that the traditional life course will become more complex and flexible, with people moving in and out of different roles multiple times. We now have a unique opportunity to reimagine the entire course of human life and we can make different choices about where to apply the new longevity bonus.
The New Map of Life identifies a variety of possibilities for how we might best use our extra years. People may take time off at different points in their work lives to focus on family or personal development. They might return to school more than once, and they are likely to change careers several times. They may retire, only to re-enter the workforce in an entirely new capacity. The 2024 Stanford Center on Longevity Design Challenge invites student designers to help develop a new vision for how to move through these new life transitions. Designs that help make transitions more positive and meaningful can play a large role in optimizing longer lives. And it is essential to pay attention to the entire life span, as most problems and strengths observed in old age have their roots decades earlier.
Designs may include physical products, digital solutions, or programs, and can address a life transition at any point in the life span.
The 5-8 Finalist teams will be announced on 24 January 2024. The Final competition will be held at Stanford University in April 2024.
Each team must consist of at least one full-time student from any accredited institution of higher education anywhere in the world (can be undergraduate or graduate). Teams may have a total of up to 5 members, and may include non-students. Students may also compete alone.
Finalists will receive:
➜ $1,000 USD to help with prototyping and finals preparation.
➜ Mentorship from an experienced industry professional.
➜ Paid travel (limited) to the Finals at Stanford University in April 2024, conditions permitting.
Winners will receive:
➜ 1st place: $10,000 USD
➜ 2nd place: $5,000 USD
➜ 3rd place: $2,000 USD
There is no entry fee to participate!