Euan Lind has secured £50,000 of development funding for the toy, which is sold by Learning Resources.
Euan won the prestigious Scottish EDGE Creative Award 2018 for his innovative new construction toy Stems, after successfully pitching to an expert panel live at The Royal Bank of Scotland Conference Centre on Thursday night.
The award means that Euan has secured £50,000 worth of funding to continue his work on the new construction toy, which is now available from Learning Resources.
Judges for Scottish EDGE, the annual competition aimed at identifying and supporting Scotland’s up-and-coming high-growth potential entrepreneurial talent, described Stems as a maker-based construction toy that inspires curiosity and opens up opportunities for active discovery.
Euan said: “What an amazing year for Stems. We’re delighted to have found in Learning Resources a partner which shares our passion for STEM education and belief in creative play as a way to build confidence and encourage critical thinking. We’ve got so many exciting plans for Stems, and having won the Creative Edge Award all the pieces are in place. We can’t wait to find out what Stems will grow into.”
Learning Resources’ managing director Dennis Blackmore added: “We are delighted that Euan has been recognised by winning this award. We believe Euan has created that rarest of products in the international toy industry – a truly unique new construction toy – and we are confident that Stems will be an enormous success.”