Design for Audio Technology Challenge


February 22, 2017  |  In partnership with Autodesk.

This flagship partnership between Autodesk and Real Industry gave students the opportunity to showcase their innovative ideas, amplify their portfolio and future career skills, and present their designs to audio industry leaders. Real Industry facilitated judging and collaboration between engineering leaders and designers from Bose, Sonos, Sennheiser, and Turtle Beach.

The challenge was a unique blend of kick-off events (UC Berkeley Design Challenge: Audio & Education and Create3D: UC Berkeley Designathon) and an online challenge. The online challenge reached over 10,000 students, across 70 countries. Students submitting over 1,025 headphone, speaker, and earbud designs!

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Real Industry’s cutting edge content and deep industry connections inspired students to participate in our Design for Industry program. We utilized Real Industry’s full potential to inspire students across the globe to design and create new Audio Technology devices.
— Rob Roberts, Strategic Programs & New Partnerships Manager, Autodesk
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The Audodesk Audio Challenge was an eye opener into a world of design, it gave me a feel for what it is to be a designer, from brainstorming the ideas to having a hard and set deadline. I was filled with excitement, this truly was a valuable real world exposure.
— Sugan, Student