Mouser Electronics, Inc. is continuing its sponsorship of the 14th annual “Create the Future” Design Contest, a challenge to engineers and students worldwide to create the next great thing. Mouser’s valued supplier partners Intel® and Analog Devices, Inc. are joining in this sponsorship once again. The contest is produced by Tech Briefs Media Group, an SAE International Company.
The grand prize winner will receive global recognition and a cash prize of $20,000 for an innovative product that benefits society and the economy. Previous contests have produced more than 12,000 design ideas from engineers, entrepreneurs and students in more than 100 countries.
The “Create the Future” Design Contest brings attention to product designs that enhance quality of life, improve the efficiency and quality of healthcare and help to reduce dependence on nonrenewable energy sources. Previous grand prize-winning entries include an economical rapid screening device to prevent foodborne illness; a wheelchair propulsion system designed to increase the user’s mobility while decreasing upper body repetitive strain injuries; and a mechanism that makes CPR easy and safe for anyone to perform.
The contest was launched in 2002 by the publishers of NASA Tech Briefs magazine to help stimulate and reward engineering innovation. The grand prize winner will be chosen from the winners in seven entry categories including Aerospace & Defense, Automotive/Transportation, Consumer Products, Electronics, Machinery/Automation/Robotics, Medical, and Sustainable Technologies.
Entries are being accepted now through July 1, 2016. To learn more, visit http://www.mouser.com/createthefuture