An Australian designer from Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne is the winner of the 2011 James Dyson Award for his “Airdrop” – a low-cost, low-maintenance technology for farming in arid areas.
Dyson, an Inventor and entrepreneur who revolutionized the vacuum cleaner, said Edward Linacre’s invention “shows how simple, natural principles such as the condensation of water can be applied to good effect through skilled design and robust engineering.”
The 27-year-old beat a range of designers and innovators to take the £10,000 prize. His university department will also receive a £10,000.
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