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Design Collision

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The Design Collision competition held at Grenfell last weekend was a great success, with about 35 participants learning about design, 3D printers and more! Organizers of the event posed with the first place winners of the pitch competition. From left are Alex Henniffent, David Elgar, Robert Hengeveld, Lucas Neville, Dennis Waas, David McCarthy, Ketrin Alfred. Robert, Lucas and Dennis were the first-place winners. Lori Lee Pike photo


About the Event

The Design Collision Competition is a design competition that will take place from March 23- 25 at Grenfell Campus. The competition will bring together faculty, staff and students from any discipline, program or school.

Working in teams, participants will compete in a design challenge to design a prototype. Teams will have access to the Grenfell Campus fine arts Fab Shop/computer labs/3D printers/other technology and materials. The prototypes will be judged with prizes for the winning team.



The Design Collision Competition weekend is designed to bring people together from various disciplines to learn about design thinking and how it fits within our respective disciplines.

Join us for a fun weekend of design thinking!

Think. Create. Innovate.


Key Info

  • March 23rd-25th
  • Free admission
  • Transportation provided for travelling from St. John's.
    • A chartered bus will depart St. John's Friday morning and depart Corner Brook Sunday afternoon.
  • Meals/snacks will be provided throughout the event.
  • Accommodations provided for students from St. John's
    • Students will sleep in the Innovation Inn*                             
      • Keep the creative juices flowing!
      • Immerse yourself in the experience
      • Easy access to the activities
      • Shower/washroom facilities nearby.
  • Register online (Deadline to register is March 22nd).
  • For additional information, please email designcollision@grenfell.mun.ca


* Students from St. John's will be provided a mat to sleep on the gym floor. Bring your sleeping bag, pillow and towels (and tent if you wish). If you have any accommodations or privacy considerations, please email designcollision@grenfell.mun.ca.


Draft Schedule *


6:00                   Registration – Arrival and Check In

6:15                   Dinner – Eat, share ideas and get to know each other

7:15-8:00           Welcome – Review agenda and introduce guess speakers and mentors.

8-9:00                Pitches Start

9:00                    Voting – Attendees vote for top pitches

9:15                    Form teams and begin work

11:00                  Wrap up




9:00                    Breakfast

9:30                    Begin Work – Access to FabShop, depending on number a schedule maybe required

12:00                  Working Lunch

1:00                    Check In – After Lunch status reports or calls for help

2:00                    Coach Meetings – Coaches help teams at this time – Access to FabShop

6:30                    Dinner

7:30                    Check In – After Lunch status reports or calls for help

10:00                  Wrap Up




9:00 a.m.           Breakfast

9:30                    Check In – Coaches arrive to assist teams, final hours to perfect pitch

12:00                  Lunch

12:30                  Final Presentation

1:30                    Judging and Awards

2:00                    Wrap Up

* Schedule is subject to change.

Design Collision

Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland
20 University Drive, Corner Brook, NL
A2H 5G4, Canada

Email: designcollision@grenfell.mun.ca

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