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Why James Dyson Invested $8,000,000 In A Student Incubator | Co.Design

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Not mutually exclusive, but interesting points. We shouldn't be surprised that a hardware guy would invest in physical products :) I thin kickstarter is helping bring on a whole new age of innovation in product manufacturing for younger engineers without decades of experience.


"“The world needs the next generation of engineers to solve the problems of energy supply, food shortages, and infrastructure building,” Dyson says. “We need to do more to inspire them.”

It’s easy to see his point. As empowering as Facebook may be for communication and Google may be for data management, software simply cannot take the place of refrigeration to keep vaccines cold, toilets to keep water systems sanitary, green energy solutions to keep the lights on, and countless other, yet-imagined objects that can improve the conditions of the world around us.

Besides, just as Dyson has himself proven, there’s still plenty of money in good old physical products."

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