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Core 77 Recognizes UID Students

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The 2018 Core77 Design Awards saw students at UID receive a record number of 21 awards in 7 different categories. Two of the UID projects claimed top prize, Rebecca Daum's Malaika and Elias Pfuner's N-9.

The Core77 Design Awards champions the principles of inclusivity, innovation, and excellence. The Awards program offers 14 distinct categories for entry and honorees are chosen by international panels of design leaders.

From African slums to Cargo Efficiency - the UID Winners

Malaika is the 2017 degree project of Rebecca Daum, who last year graduated from the Master's programme in Advance Product Design. Her concept, Malaika, is a reaction to extensive research and insights gained from on-site visits to fire brigades and slum communities in South Africa and Kenya. Malaika provides a product, a service and a sustainable business model that empowers slum communities and the women responsible for creating homes and keeping their children safe there. Malaika provides functions of a smoke detector, access alarm and a panic alarm that will help make even the simplest of homes and communities safer.

Elias Pfuner's project, N-9 / autonomous empty container handler, won top prize in the Commercial Equipment Award category. The concept answers the question; How can we make empty container handling more efficient and at the same time increase safety? The product itself is an innovative autonomous empty container handler. It stacks containers from the bottom up instead of the top down. This drastically increases the container throughput and time efficiency. An automated robotic twist lock system is built-in, allowing for the stacking of up to 9 containers.

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