Americans have claimed 7 out the 50 semi-finalist spots in the international competition.

The James Dyson Foundation is hosting their annual international competition for university students' innovative design solutions. The grand prize is approximately $16,000 (£10,000) for both the winning student and their university department, funding more research and prototypes. In the semi-finalist stage of the competition, 7 of the 50 applicants are from American universities. Check out their designs below:

Bicyclean

A modified bicycle used for harvesting electronic waste in developing regions and is a more sustainable solution to toxic landfills. (Harvard University)

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