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2024 Beall and Butterworth Product Design Competition

Welcome to the Beall Butterworth Product Design Competition! Last year we witnessed an immense turnout with some amazing product design ideas. We hope that you will join us again this year and/or feel free to invite your friends to come along.

The competition is off and running! Be sure to join us for our great workshops this year. Our competition works in collaboration with the Stella Zhang New Venture Competition hosted by the Beall Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Paul Merage School of Business.

Got questions? No worries! Email us at bbcomp@uci.edu!

2023 Beall Competition Winners

1st – Pulsera

2nd – Encephalopod

3rd – WEngineers / Lengage Ware

2023 Butterworth Competition Winners

1st – Eupnea

2nd – Nibble

3rd – ChewRank

2023 Beall Butterworth Brazilian Collaboration Winner

1st – N3.AI

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Beall Student Design Competition at The Henry Samueli School of Engineering
Offered to encourage the creation of new technologies, or solutions to current design problems that have the potential for commercialization. Ideas and products are evaluated on their technological merits as well as potential to impact the marketplace. Students are encouraged to submit new product ideas that involve the development of hardware and devices. Products that entail integration are acceptable as long as there is a substantial development effort.

The competition is open to all UCI students. Teams must be composed of at least two (2) students, one (1) of which must be enrolled at The Henry Samueli School of Engineering.

Butterworth Product Development Competition at the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences
Is a product development competition designed to encourage the creation of new technologies with potential for commercialization. Ideas and products are evaluated on their technological merits and potential to impact the marketplace. Students are encouraged to submit new products that involve the development of software and systems. Products that entail integration are acceptable as long as there is a substantial development effort.

The competition is open to all UCI students. Teams must be composed of at least two (2) students, one (1) of which must be enrolled at the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences.


Prizes for each competition are:
1st Place: $10,000
2nd Place: $6,500
3rd Place: $3,500


Competition Highlights

We are proud of all of our Beall Student Design and Butterworth Product Development students who have participated in these two great programs. Please enjoy some of our special moments with our competition’s alumni, mentors, judges, sponsors and our schools. We’ve had a lot of fun over the years and we’re looking forward to the next set of entrepreneurial ideas as we kick-off our best year yet.