Fastest Growing Design Competition
in Canada

A Designathon is best described as an invention marathon. It is a platform for students to learn and showcase their skills by tackling real-world design problems.

What is a Designathon?

Branstorm, Design, Build

Designathons are competitions envisioned for post-secondary students to tackle real-world challenges in mechanical and industrial design. Participants generate solutions, build prototypes, and present to industry professionals - all in the course of 36 hours. Founded in 2017, Designathons have rapidly spread across Ontario universities and attract employers looking for passionate young innovators.

Designathons for
all Students

NDL aims to inspire students by connecting academia to real-world design challenges, generated from companies and partners solving the big issues in society. We partner with various institutions make Designathons available and accessible to students at all skill/age levels.

High School


Post Secondary





Join the 2020-2021 NDL
Designathon Season

The Official Student Designathon League 

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