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2022 Beall and Butterworth Product Design Competition

Welcome to the 2022 Beall and Butterworth Product Design Competition! This year, the competition will be in-person and will include many more opportunities for students to engage and win prizes.

Kick-Off & Reception Event Thank You

Thank you to everyone that attended the Beall and Butterworth Competition Kick-Off & Reception! We are excited to have everyone back in-person and look forward to a fun competitive season in this year’s competition. For those of you that missed the Kick-Off Event, feel free to take a look at the materials from the event below:

Kick-Off Presentation Slides

Kick-Off Recording

As mentioned during the Kick-Off there will be a series of Workshops we will be having to help you guide you in your competition.

Register Here for Workshop #1 – 1/12/2022

Congratulations to the 2021 Beall and Butterworth Competition Winners! We thank you for participating in this year’s competitions and we look forward to seeing your product ideas flourish further.

Stay tuned for more information on the upcoming 2021 – 2022 Competitions!

2021 7th Annual Beall Competition Winners:
1st Place – forMED
2nd Place – Phoraptor
3rd Place – The Blue Box
2021 11th Annual Butterworth Competition Winners:
1st Place – GrasshopperFund
2nd Place – Nutripair
3rd Place – Armory

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.