MITTERTEICH, Germany, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SCHOTT-Rohrglas GmbH launched an Internet-based idea contest encouraging participants to submit new design ideas using non-round glass tubing. A video explaining the contest is available on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-3phdaSyFE or search for "SCHOTT Contest" on YouTube.
Whether square, rectangular, 5-sided or more, glass tubing from SCHOTT-Rohrglas in Mitterteich, Germany, doesn't have to be round. This opens up a world of opportunities for new and exciting applications and products.
Under the motto "Open Innovation" – the first project of its kind at SCHOTT – everyone is encouraged to submit ideas for new applications and products using SCHOTT Profile Tubing Conturax® Pro http://bit.ly/g3y09t
"We are very excited to offer everyone – students, professionals, designers, etc. – the opportunity to demonstrate their creativity and show how thinking outside the box can translate into a market success," said project leader Dr. Nikolaos Katsikis.
Registration for the idea contest is open now at http://bit.ly/g7jMad
Winning entries are eligible to receive prize money totaling more than euro 15,000 ($21,125) as well as the chance to see their idea become a marketable product.
In addition, winners will have the opportunity to receive a paid trip to SCHOTT's Mainz, Germany headquarters, where they will be able to introduce their product ideas to a jury at an awards ceremony.
SCHOTT, an international technology group, has been developing and producing special glass, specialty materials, components, and systems for over 125 years.
The company's core markets are the home appliance industry, solar power, pharmaceuticals, electronics, optics, the automotive industry and architecture. With its high-quality products and intelligent solutions, SCHOTT strives to contribute to its customers' success and make SCHOTT part of everyone's life. The company's technological and economic expertise is closely linked with its social and ecological responsibility. At the same time, SCHOTT strongly supports the principles of sustainability. The SCHOTT Group maintains close proximity to its customers with manufacturing and sales companies in all major markets. Its workforce of approximately 17,500 employees generated worldwide sales of approximately $3.8 billion for the 2009/2010 fiscal year. SCHOTT AG is owned by the Carl Zeiss Foundation.
The company's technological and economic expertise is closely linked with its social and ecological responsibilities.
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