Client, Partner & corporate news for Design 1st

FIRST Robotics Competition

The FIRST Robotics Program (FRC) offers an opportunity for high-school students to mentor with Industry professionals and step into the design engineering world, putting their young minds to work building a sophisticated robot in 6 weeks to compete in a variety of challenges. Founded in 1992 the FRC annually provides over $12 Million in scholarships to students and  deems its mission is: "To transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology leaders.” - Dean Kamen, Founder Each […]
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Electrolux Appliance Design Competition

    The history of industrial design began during the 1920’s when automobiles and electrical appliances were starting to enter the consumer market. As competition grew, firms differentiated their market position catering to consumers who were willing to spend more on luxury goods and intelligent design. The inventors and engineers behind these products were technically brilliant but often lacked creativity to enhance the look, feel and usability of products. To remedy this problem they turned to talented artists from various art schools leveraging their creative insights for the development of consumer […]
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Design 1st Client’s Named as Gartner’s 2010 “Cool Vendors”

  The new technology landscape is filled with firms who have the potential to change a market in a significant way, yet have not gained exposure for their new value. Market analyst Gartner’s annual “Cool Vendors” report seeks to oust these innovative firms through publishing a series of research reports in key technology areas, highlighting emerging technologies.  The Cool Vendors report is a driving force behind the discovery and commercialization of new technology that has both a business impact and enables users to do useful things that have not been […]
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Design 1st – Color teller Connects with Stevie Wonder

"As a messenger of peace I want to encourage countries throughout the world to find ways of subsidizing technology and ways of making the world more accessible to those with disabilities." ˆ Stevie Wonder Advances in technology and innovative product development have made Stevie Wonder's message of accessible technology for the disabled - a reality. Selective material sourcing, user-centric design methods and innovative technology have all been combined to produce useful and empowering devices for the impaired. A recent 2010 NFL Superbowl Volkswagen commercial highlighted the latest advances in technology […]
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2010 Ottawa Technology Venture Challenge

Ottawa’s hi-tech community gathered for the 10th annual Technology Venture Challenge (TVC) on May 12, 2010. Started in 2000, the TVC is Ottawa’s most prestigious competition for encouraging post-secondary science students to act on their innovative ideas. From a starting point of over 20 teams in January, the event featured three finalist student teams, from Carleton University and the University of Ottawa, presenting their business case to an audience of technology executives, academics and local industry experts including Ottawa Mayor Larry O’Brien. Design 1st president, Kevin Bailey was among a […]
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