NEW YORK, March 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The 14th annual "Create the Future" Design Contest, (www.createthefuturecontest.com) is now open for submissions and runs through July 1, 2016. Contestants are asked to submit innovative product design ideas that benefits society and the economy for the opportunity to receive global recognition and win a cash prize of $20,000 USD.
The "Create the Future" Design Contest has helped stimulate and reward engineering innovation, and has brought attention to product designs that increase the quality of life, improve the efficiency and quality of healthcare, and help to reduce dependence on non-renewable energy sources.
The contest's principal sponsors are COMSOL and Mouser Electronics with Analog Devices and Intel® as supporting sponsors. "Since the contest's inception, students, engineers, and entrepreneurs alike have contributed with inventive design ideas aimed at solving today's problems," said Bernt Nilsson, Senior VP of Marketing at COMSOL. "We're looking forward to recognizing contestants' ingenuity and rewarding their work."
"Creating the Future' is very much at the heart of what we support here at Mouser, and we are excited to help design engineers and want to thank them for their important contributions." said Kevin Hess, Mouser Electronics' Senior VP of Marketing.
The annual event has attracted more than 12,000 product design ideas from engineers, entrepreneurs, and students worldwide. Previous grand prize winning entries include a non-surgical circulatory support device for the treatment of chronic heart failure; a computerized construction method that rapidly 3D prints large-scale structures directly from architectural CAD models; and an economical, rapid screening device that prevents foodborne illness.
This year's categories include: Consumer Products and Electronics (both sponsored by Imagineering, Inc.), Aerospace & Defense, Automotive/Transportation, Machinery/Automation/ Robotics sponsored by Maplesoft, Medical Products sponsored by Qosina, and Sustainable Technologies. In addition to product concepts, designs for products that have been introduced to the market within the past 12 months are eligible.
Contestants can enter for free, and either as an individual or as a team. An independent industry panel will judge the entries. Web site visitors are invited to vote for their favorite entry. For more information on the official contest rules, go to www.createthefuturecontest.com.
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COMSOL is a global provider of multiphysics simulation and analysis software for product design and research to technical enterprises, research labs, and universities. COMSOL Multiphysics® is an integrated software environment for creating physics-based models and custom simulation applications. Add-on products expand the simulation platform for electrical, mechanical, fluid flow, and chemical disciplines as well as interfacing major technical computing and CAD software. Organizations rely on the COMSOL Server™ product to deploy applications to their design teams, manufacturing departments, test laboratories, and customers throughout the world. Founded in 1986, COMSOL employs more than 450 people in 22 offices worldwide and extends its reach with a network of distributors.
About Mouser Electronics
Mouser Electronics, a subsidiary of TTI, Inc., is part of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway family of companies. Mouser is an award-winning, authorized semiconductor and electronic component distributor, focused on the rapid introduction of new products and technologies to electronic design engineers and buyers. Mouser.com features more than 4 million products online from more than 500 manufacturers. Mouser publishes multiple catalogs per year providing designers with up-to-date data on the components now available for the next generation of electronic devices. Mouser ships globally to over 500,000 customers in 170 countries from its 492,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility south of Dallas, Texas.
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