Here we have a range of Design & Technology opportunities for you. You can gain work experience, learn more about higher education courses and careers in Design & Technology related industries.


Live briefs are an authentic learning experience. As part of your Design & Technology course, you have to  design and make an outcome - why not take on a real challenge?!

Our partners at DGrade are looking for students to design and make a device to flatten plastic bottles. You will have access to REAL feedback from a client, REAL opportunities to discuss user requirements and a chance to see your product reach real-life application!

DGrade make clothing from recycled bottles but they face a problem that many recyclers will not collect the bottles as they contain so much air, meaning they take up a lot of space. Youth Made Emirates were approached by DGrade to see if any students are able to tackle this issue. We are sure they are!

Check with your teacher to see if your exam board will support this brief. It is suited for IGCSE, A'Levels, IB and similar. Please email us if you wish to tackle this brief.

(There is no time-scale for this brief)

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