Finalists of The 2020 Fast Company’s Innovation by Design Award

Oct 12, 2020

Two student teams were selected as finalists in the student category.

By Cherrie Hui

Congratulations to KAIKU and The Tyre Collective who were both selected as finalists in the Fast Company’s Innovation by Design Award, Student Category!

Founders of KAIKU (Nicole Stjernswärd) and The Tyre Collective (Siobhan Anderson, Hanson Cheng, M Deepak Mallya, and Hugo Richardson) were former students of MSc Innovation Design Engineering programme, offered jointly by Imperial College London and the Royal College of Art.

The concept of KAIKU is to make plant-based natural dye to reduce environmental contamination by use of industrial dye derived from petrochemicals. KAIKU is founded by former student of the joint master programme on Innovation Design Engineering offered by Imperial College London and Royal College of Art. See more information about KAIKU.


About The Tyre Collective
On the other hand, The Tyre Collective’s device aims to capture majority of tyre particles and microplastic that are released when tyres wear out, and store them in a cartridge within the device. The team recently won the UK National winner James Dyson Award and the Mayor’s Entrepreneur Competition. See more information about The Tyre Collective.

The Tyre Collective

About the Award
The Fast Company’s Innovation by Design Award highlights designers and businesses that are dedicated to solving today’s most pressing issues. Entries are judged on functionality, originality, beauty, sustainability, user insight, cultural impact and business impact. See more information about this award.

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