Engineers Without Borders Ireland (EWB Ireland) – Leaders in Humanitarian Engineering
The design brief is based on a set of six global development themes, each linked to the UN SDGs;
- Climate Resilient Infrastructure
- Self-Supply Water and Sanitation
- Community Participatory Health
- On and Off (Micro) Grid Energy Systems
- Food Security
- Applying Big Data in the Community
Each theme explores the relationship between People, Technology and the Environment. The setting for this programme varies on an annual basis. The programme is open to students and professionals across the disciplines of engineering, architecture, urban planning, science, business, social science, arts, media etc.
Outstanding undergraduate teams, together with professional teams from each region will be invited to participate in the National Finals where their work is reviewed by a multidisciplinary panel of judges.
The National showcase event is held in June each year. There is an overall award sponsored by Davies Group Ireland. The Davies Award funds the winning team to travel to the country to implement their design concept with a local development partner.
There are four Innovation Awards sponsored by an industry partner. These awards provide funding to teams to develop their concepts to prototype design stage with continued support from TU Dublin and EWB.