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BRP, University Of Lapland Design Competition Returns

Published online: Feb 25, 2014 Industry News
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Rovaniemi, Finland – BRP and the University of Lapland in Finland launched a competition for industrial design students at the University whereby students will design a new on-snow motorised recreational product.

“This is the second time BRP has organized this competition,” Jukka Jokinen, vice-president and general manager of BRP's Finland facility, said. “The success of the first edition in 2012 pushes us to deepen our cooperation with the University of Lapland. This is integral to BRP in all areas where we operate.”

Students are motivated to participate by the fact that BRP is a global company and they have the possibility to answer real-life research and development challenges. The winner will be awarded a four-month internship at BRP's Design and Innovation Centre in Canada where international designers develop the powersports products of tomorrow.

“The collaboration with BRP is strategic for us,” Pertti Aula, industrial design teacher at the University of Lapland, said. “The cooperation allows students to obtain important working experience and industrial design expertise. It is the best practical application for design in the Arctic Circle.”

The competition officially begins in September and winners will be announced during the 2015 Arctic Design Week.