Design Engineers Across The Globe Compete in 'Create the Future' Contest Save Lives, Create Jobs, Keep the Earth Green and Win a Grand Prize of $20,000

NEW YORK, March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The eighth "Create the Future" Design Contest (www.createthefuture2010.com) sponsored by PTC, COMSOL and Tech Briefs Media Group opens today and entries will be accepted through June 30, 2010. The contest is an opportunity to receive global recognition and a cash prize of $20,000 for a breakthrough product idea.

Past contests have generated over 1,000 design ideas annually from engineers, educators and students in more than 50 countries. Previous grand prize winning entries include a device that makes CPR easy and safe for anyone to perform, a fuel-saving motor/pump for cars and trucks, a low-cost in-vehicle emergency warning system, and a new type of energy-efficient lighting.

The "Create the Future" Design Contest has been responsible for bringing 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.

Additional prizes will also be awarded to winners in the six entry categories. Contest categories are Consumer Products; Machinery & Equipment; Medical; Safety and Security; Sustainable Technologies; and Transportation. Contest entries can be submitted by an individual or 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 how to enter the contest, go to www.createthefuture2010.com.

About COMSOL

COMSOL, Inc. (Burlington, MA) provides software solutions for multiphysics modeling and simulation. Its flagship product, COMSOL Multiphysics, lets engineers and scientists build simulations that bring their design ideas to life. Its unparalleled ability to include all relevant physical effects that exist in the real world opens up a wide array of modeling possibilities. COMSOL's customers apply this technology to make cars and aircraft safer and more energy efficient, enhance the reception of our cell phones, search for new energy sources, explore the universe, develop medical equipment enabling more accurate diagnoses, and educate the next generation of scientists. www.comsol.com

About PTC

PTC (Nasdaq: PMTC) provides discrete manufacturers with software and services to meet the globalization, time-to-market and operational efficiency objectives of product development.  Using the company's PLM and CAD solutions, organizations in the Industrial, High-Tech, Aerospace, Automotive and Defense, Retail and Consumer, and Medical industries are able to support key business objectives and create innovative products that meet customer needs and comply with industry regulations. www.ptc.com

About Tech Briefs Media Group

Tech Briefs Media Group is publisher of NASA Tech Briefs, the largest-circulation design-engineering magazine worldwide and Defense Tech Briefs, the largest-circulation engineering magazine for the mil/aero market. Combined, these products reach over 600,000 engineers and managers worldwide. The Tech Briefs Media Group product line has grown to include print/digital advertising, email/web products, virtual events, seminars & conferences, custom media and content related advertising. Additional products include Photonics Tech Briefs, Medical Design Briefs, Imaging Technology, Motion Control Technology, RF & Microwave Technology and Embedded Technology. www.techbriefsmedia.com

SOURCE Tech Briefs Media Group



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