Do you have a lifechanging idea that can have a possitive impact on people's lives?

Shortlist deadline: May 31st
A product design contest
Whether you have an idea for a new kitchen gadget, a piece of outdoor gear, or something completely different, we want to see it.

Our goal is to encourage designers to think big and develop ideas that have the potential to be scaled up for mass manufacturing and mass processing. So, if you're passionate about creating products that can make a difference on a global scale, this is the contest for you!

Keep reading to learn more about the contest details and how to enter.


Thank's to all participants for your submissions
Participant - Project
Nathaly Gamarra - Kailo
Kevin Mestanza - Micro
Damaris Herrera - Baby Care
Camila Jimbo - Kailo
Emilio Orozco - New Blush
María José Ramos Albán - Casa Roja
Alejandro Simba - Key Pass
Raquel Araujo - Cyber Chef
Raul Andres Enriquez Villarroel - Compression Sleeve
María Ignacia Díaz Heredia - Braqua
Participating universities
Our sponsors

Our Judges & Speakers

Judge / Speaker
Patrick Abbattista
Founder & CEO at
Judge / speaker
Felipe Duarte
Footwear Designer at
Jimmy Apolo
Head of Design at
Quantum Leap
Judge / sPEAKER
María Bravo García
Designer at
Ricardo Lopes QL CEO
Ricardo Lopes
CEO at Quantum Leap
Judge / sPEAKER
Dr. Lisa Hockemeyer
Associate Professor at
Politecnico di Milano


Join us for 5 jam-packed weeks of inspiration, design, and brilliant ideas.

Our opening and closing ceremonies will feature great designers working in some of the best companies in the world. Get ready to unleash your creative potential like never before!
Week 1:
2-7 may
  • Opening Ceremony.
    Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, Auditorio 1, Torre 1
    12:00 PM

  • Contest Launch.
Week 1-2:
8-14 may
  • Project development period.
    Delivery until 12 may
Week 3:
15-19 may
  • Shortlist (5 per university)
  • QL Team Guidance.
Week 4:
20-26 may
  • Project development period.
Week 5:
27 may - 2 june
  • Project development period.
    Delivery until 31 may
  • Judges deliberation and winner claim
  • Closing Ceremony
    Universidad de las Américas
    ‍12:00 PM


Showcase your innovative design ideas and potentially make a real difference in the world.
First Prize
  • 6-month working experience with Quantum Leap, during which they will gain valuable work experience and work with our team to further develop their design skills.
  • The possibility to see your product become a reality.
  • One KeyShot Pro® Licence.
Second Place
  • One KeyShot Pro® Licence.
  • Dremel 3000-N/10
Third Place
  • Drawing Graphic Tablet


Don't miss this opportunity to showcase your skills and potentially bring your design to life on a global scale.
To be eligible for the Designing for a Better Future contest, you must be either a current student in a product design program or an alumni who has graduated within the past three years from such a program from UDLA or PUCE.

All entries must be original and created solely by the entrant.

Multiple entries are not allowed. By submitting your entry, you agree to abide by the rules and regulations of the contest.

Submit your entry

Ready to share your innovative product design with the world? Submit your entry and show us how you're contributing to a better future.

Don't miss this opportunity to showcase your skills and potentially bring your design to life on a global scale.

We can't wait to see what you've come up with!
What to send:
Two A3 pages in landscape format.

- First page: Infographic with your idea clearly defined. (Renders, drawings, sketches, pictures, etc.)
- Second page: Proper manufacturability definition. (Materials of each part, posible cost projection, etc.)
Shortlist Submission
By submitting an entry to the Designing for a Better Future contest, you agree to grant Quantum Leap the right to use your design idea for promotional purposes, including but not limited to marketing materials, social media posts, and website content. Please note that you will retain ownership of your design, but Quantum Leap will have the right to use, modify, and adapt your idea as needed. If you do not agree to these terms, please do not submit an entry to the contest.

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