Core77, Autodesk and iFixit challenge you or your team to design a smart product that is smarter environmentally; a product that can be repaired and will stand the test of time, even if some of its components need to be replaced. Rethink the design of average household appliances, electronics, lighting, toys—any and all kinds of products that are ripe for a lower-impact redesign.


  • All submissions due—Thursday, November 15th extended!
  • Winners announced—Wednesday, December 5th

PRIZES (for individuals and teams)

1st Place

2nd Place

  • $1,000 USD
  • Pro Tech Toolkit from—70-piece tool set to fix all the personal electronics in your life

3rd Place

All Winners

  • Your projects covered on the Core77 and Autodesk websites


Allan Chochinov Allan Chochinov
Partner and Editor-in-Chief, Core77

Kyle Wiens Kyle Wiens
Co-founder and CEO, iFixit

Dan Lockton Dan Lockton
Researcher and Founder of Design with Intent Toolkit

Jeremy Faludi Jeremy Faludi
Sustainable Design Strategist, Educator and Researcher.

Fred Bould Fred Bould
Design Director | Founder, Bould Design

Dawn Danby Dawn Danby
Senior Sustainable Design Program Manager and co-creator of Autodesk Sustainability Workshop, Autodesk, Inc.

Adam Menter Adam Menter
Sustainability Education Program Manager and co-creator of Autodesk Sustainability Workshop, Autodesk, Inc.


This challenge is open to individuals or teams of students age 18 and older, from anywhere in the world, currently registered in an educational institution at the college/university level or 2012 graduates.


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A Core77 Student Challenge: DESIGN FOR (YOUR) PRODUCT LIFETIME Sponsored by Autodesk & iFixit

Develop a compelling new "smart" product that is repairable and designed to last and you could win up to $2,500 USD in prizes!

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