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Protolabs Network student grant 2018 launched!

tarting today, we’re accepting applications from students around the world for the Protolabs Network Student Grant 2018.

Written by George Fisher-Wilson

Starting today, we’re accepting applications from students around the world for the Protolabs Network Student Grant 2018. We’re looking for inventors, problem solvers and creative talents in STEAM subjects that push the boundaries of 3D printing.

The Grant is offered in three fields; engineering, product design and architecture, to students that can showcase the Best Use of 3D Printing in the specified academic fields. The awardees of the grant will receive $1000 in funding for their next project or towards the costs of their entered project. Due to the reception of the grant last year the award has been doubled from $500 to $1000 for each field. With 10 runners up in each category receiving a free copy of The 3D Printing Handbook to help them with their next big idea!

The 2017 Protolabs Network Student Grant had over 500 applicants, from 300 universities showcasing an array of innovative and unique uses of 3D printing in the fields of engineering, product design and architecture. Various entries made waves in their respective field inspiring students and professionals alike. You can find Protolabs Network student grant entries covered by the media in countries across the world and in all manner of publications ranging from tech to sustainabiliy to design.

The Protolabs Network Student Grant recipients for 2017 from left to right for Architecture, Product Design and Engineering.

Bram de Zwart (Protolabs Network CEO) explains the importance of supporting STEAM education and the response to the 2017 Grant;

“We had an amazing response to the first Protolabs Network Student Grant, and the level of projects that we received was above and beyond anything we could have expected. Supporting students is important to us and something we will continue to do, whether its through the grant, the 25% student discount or the wide range of educational materials we release. We can't wait to see what the next generation of designers and engineers are working on and giving it the exposure it deserves."

For more inspiration on student projects, follow our Instagram. Throughout the months of March, April, May and June we’ll be showcasing the best submissions.

Students can apply on this page; Protolabs Network Student Grant 2018. Applications close on Saturday, June 30th and awardees will be announced on Wednesday, July 18th.