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Win a paid internship at Sharp Laboratories of Europe


Sharp Europe has launched a unique competition, giving European students the opportunity to win a paid summer internship at its Research and Design centre, Sharp Laboratories of Europe, in Oxford, UK. The internship offers one lucky student a once in a lifetime chance to work on a new project that could go on to become a central part of our everyday lives.

The competition is open to any students who have an interesting solution to an everyday problem. It might be helping people get out of bed in the morning, solving their cooking conundrums or aiding in the quest to cut electricity usage. To enter, students simply need to sketch their idea, take a photo of the sketch and share it on Twitter with the hashtag #GetItDownOnPaper by 27 May 2013.
Ian Thompson, Director at the Laboratories says: "What we are looking for is someone full of enthusiasm, originality and genuine curiosity. This is a unique opportunity for someone passionate about science to work on cutting-edge technologies and a project that could eventually be put into production. We’ve got a great track record at Sharp Laboratories of Europe of innovating products and inventing new technologies, but people are at the core of everything we do, and it’s vital to nurture the next generation. Good luck, and we look forward to seeing your ideas.”
Every day, scientists at Sharp Laboratories work to come up with new ideas and technologies that can benefit society. The lab is responsible for cutting edge innovations like mobile LCD technology, smart cards, DualView, the ‘lab in the palm of your hand’ and many others that have helped solve a genuine human need.
Paul Molyneux, CEO of Sharp Europe says, "We’re really passionate about developing the next generation of inventors. We don’t invent for the sake of it, we believe our products should solve real human problems to benefit our culture and wellbeing. That is why we want your ideas on how to fix an everyday human problem. The winner with the best idea has a fantastic opportunity to work at our research laboratories developing future technologies that we hope will help aid society. I look forward to looking over the entries. Best of luck and remember, #GetItDownOnPaper.”

A panel of judges at Sharp Labs will whittle entries down to 3 finalists with Humans Invent interviewing each finalist about their idea and how it will work. The deadline for entries is May 27th. The winner will be announced on on June 10th with the placement beginning on the 1st July for 2 months. Good luck and remember - #GetItDownOnPaper

About Sharp
Sharp Electronics (Europe) Limited, headquartered in London, is the European subsidiary of Japan’s Sharp Corporation, a world-leading inventor and manufacturer of audio-visual, communication, health, environmental and information products and core technologies. The company employs 4,200  people in 26 locations across Europe, and achieved consolidated annual sales of 3,488,963 thousand dollars  for the fiscal year ended 31 March 2012. For further information, please visit