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Premier Farnell announce winners in ‘Change the World’ global design competition

Chicago, Illinois 18 July 2017 – Premier Farnell, The Development Distributor, have completed the process of shortlisting entries for their global design competition ‘Change the World’. The competition was launched in 2016 to inspire design engineers of all ages and experience, to explore their ideas and put their design skills to the test with a solution that could change the world for the better with just $1000 of products from Newark element14.

Entrants were asked to select products from Newark element14’s broad range of semiconductor, interconnect and passive products, as well as development boards, single board computers, test equipment and tools, and were tasked with explaining their idea in just 500 words or less.

A shortlist of 25 finalists was announced by Premier Farnell in March, and the judges have now completed their selection process by picking ten winning projects from countries including Bolivia, Greece, India, Italy, Kenya, Poland and the United Kingdom.

Steve Carr, Head of Marketing for Premier Farnell says “We have received a variety of world changing competition entries from students, makers and design engineers all over the globe. The winning ideas range from a low-cost portable diagnostic center for rural villages to a precision apiculture system to help reverse the bee population decline, to a 3D printed incubator to address the lack of medical technologies in less developed parts of the world. We are now in the process of talking to each of the winners to understand how the team at Premier Farnell can support them in the development of these ideas, to turn them in to real projects that could change the world.”

You can find out more about all the winning ideas on the Change the World competition website http://element14changetheworld.com/winners/. The winners will also be documenting their journey for you to follow on the element14 Community.

About us

Premier Farnell  is a global technology leader with over 80 years in the high service distribution of technology products and solutions for electronic system design, production, maintenance and repair. Premier Farnell uses this experience to support its broad customer base, from hobbyists to engineers, maintenance engineers and buyers as ‘The Development Distributor’, working with leading brands and start-ups to develop new products for market, and supporting the industry as it seeks to develop the current and next generation of engineers.

Premier Farnell is a business unit of Avnet, Inc., (NYSE:AVT). Premier Farnell trades as Farnell element14 in Europe, Newark element14 in North America, and element14 throughout Asia Pacific.  Premier Farnell also sells direct to consumers through a network of resellers, as well as its MCM business in North America and CPC business in the UK.

For more information, visit the website at http://www.premierfarnell.com

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