Toyota Material Handling invites young and enthusiastic minds to figure out innovative solutions for baggage handling in the airport as well as design a system efficient enough to provide hassle-free baggage claim. As far as the baggage system in the airport goes, statistics reveal that 21.6 million bags were mishandled in 2016. Sounds like a lot, doesn’t it? Maybe you feel you’d want to do something about this. Not just to rescue your own bag, but to improve or perhaps even change the whole system of baggage handling. Then again more than four billion bits of baggage was handled by airports in 2017. So, whichever way you look at it, baggage handling is a major operation.
If you feel that improving airport baggage handling is your bag, so to speak, this competition is for you. Either you come up with a solution for the whole system. (Big task.) Or you concentrate on improving one particular aspect of baggage handling. (No small task, either.)
Toyota firmly believes the whole world’s waiting for turgid and flawed baggage handling to go away forever. So, to all of you 2019 design students and graduates, here’s your golden opportunity. Don’t try to second-guess what we’re after. Instead, do exactly what you like! Those of you who are lucky will receive a handsome reward with a cash prize.
The winner of the competition will receive a handsome cash prize of €5,000. And it doesn’t stop there. The first runner up as well as the second runner up will also receive a handsome compensation each of €3,000 and €2,000 respectively. The prize ceremony will occur in Sweden where the finalists will receive their prizes. Later their work will be exhibited at a fair in Hannover, Germany held on 20–24 April 2020. Also, the finalists will get an opportunity to apply for a six month paid internship at Toyota Material Handling.
Toyota invites innovative students to enter and design an efficient baggage handling system. Moreover, the competition is open to university design students and recent graduates (2019) of an accredited European university. Only participants who belong to an undergraduate or graduate university programme are eligible to compete. Although the competition focus on industrial design, product design, and transportation design, students with a background in business, fashion, engineering, architecture, etc. are also welcome to submit their work.
Further, you may enter in the Toyota Baggage Handling System Design Competiton in a team of 3 members.
To enter the competition, you require to create an account and submit your design online.
Applicants wishing to submit their application for the competition may apply no later than 22 October 2019.