Harry fights off opposition with his Orb

A DESIGN graduate will be lighting up the Tate Modern with his orb. Harry Ward fought off stiff competition at a regional final in Cambridge recently where his invention, the Orb, was judged by a panel of experts including ITV Dream Homes presenter and de

A DESIGN graduate will be lighting up the Tate Modern with his orb.

Harry Ward fought off stiff competition at a regional final in Cambridge recently where his invention, the Orb, was judged by a panel of experts including ITV Dream Homes presenter and designer Oliver Heath.

And he is now developing his invention for the grand final at London's Tate Modern in March.

Harry will be pitching his idea in a bid to be crowned the winner of the LIFE-IC Technology Award.

The winner will receive £5,000 and support from LIFE-IC to get their idea into production.

The Bournemouth University (BU) student, from Baldock, produced his design for his final project which was showcased at the BU's annual Festival of Design and Innovation.

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The Orb is an energy management device that allows homeowners and their families to understand energy consumption within their home.

By emitting a coloured glow and providing the user with figures they can begin to understand and reduce what they use financially and environmentally.

Harry said: "I've always had faith in my ideas so it's a great feeling to have been recognised by the EnergyLab judging panel.

"To have reached the national final in such a prominent competition is a huge achievement, it's going to be nerve-wracking but I can't wait to step up to the challenge."

EON EnergyLab judging panel chairman, Oliver Heath, said: "The standard of entries we reviewed at the Cambridge heat was extremely high and we had a tough decision deciding which inventions should go through to the national final.

"Harry and his invention really stood out for us and we look forward to seeing him again in London for what promises to be a very exciting final."

Since graduating last year Harry has been working for Sky News as a 3D visual effects producer.

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