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TU Dublin Student Reaches Final of Prestigious Design Contest

Posted: 6 June, 2019

Daniella Kaligorsky, a Product Design student at TU Dublin, has presented her newly created product to a panel of judges at the finals of the Design Innovation in Plastics (DIP) competition, 2019.

Daniella has come up with a product called CHECKKIT, a kit, which explains how to conduct a self-examination for breast cancer properly. It includes models that simulate the breast and the physical symptoms of breast cancer. She said: “My life changed dramatically as a result of a family member passing away from breast cancer.  Cancer survivors and patients can feel exceptionally lonely due to lack of awareness and fear of discussing the illness, and that inspired me to look deeper into the subject.”

Daniella was among an original field of 149 entries and now, along with the other four finalists, will go to the awards ceremony in London on July 5, when the results will be announced. The winner will receive a trip to Germany to visit Covestro, along with a cash prize.  A key feature of the competition is that every finalist also receives short industry placement with one of the competition sponsors: Brightworks, HellermannTyton, Innovate Product Design, PDD and RJG Technologies.

More information about the competition is available here

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