WDO Launches 'Design in Space for Life on Earth' Design Challenge

WDO Launches 'Design in Space for Life on Earth' Design Challenge

WDO has announced a two-week virtual design challenge to apply design thinking to space-based research for life on Earth.

The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space, manager of the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory, will support this challenge as advisors by offering insight into the possibilities that exist through research and technology development aboard the orbiting laboratory.

During this fast-paced virtual Interdesign workshop, space industry leaders and researchers, as well as designers will apply technical expertise towards co-designing solutions that best address three key challenge statements: How can space-based research address Sustainable Development Goals? How can we build an orbital university? How can the ISS become a business incubator?

Expected outcomes of this initiative, while varied, will extend beyond traditional design products, services, systems to include a number of proposals that can be used to demonstrate what space can teach us about life on Earth.

The challenge will run from September 28 through October 9. The deadline for applications is September 4, 2020.

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