Create the Future Design Contest

The Create the Future Design Contest was launched in 2002 by the publishers of NASA Tech Briefs magazine to help stimulate and reward engineering innovation. The annual event has attracted more than 5,000 product design ideas from engineers, entrepreneurs, and students worldwide. The 2007 competition set a new record, with nearly 1,000 entries. Presented by SolidWorks Corporation, this year the contest is co-sponsored by COMSOL, Hewlett-Packard, and National Instruments.

Contest begins July 7, 2008 and ends October 17, 2008. We must receive your entry by 11:59 pm ET on October 17, 2008.

Six categories:

* Consumer Products: Products that increase quality of life in the workplace, at home, during leisure time, or while traveling.

* Machinery, Equipment and Component Technology: Products that speed and improve work, manufacturing, or scientific research processes.

* Medical Products: Products that improve the efficiency and quality of healthcare.

* Safety and Security: Products that enhance the security or safety of individuals, businesses, communities, or nations.

* Sustainable Technologies: Products that help reduce dependence on non-renewable energy resources, as well as products designed for other purposes using environmentally friendly materials or manufacturing processes.

* Transportation: Products that enable movement of people and goods from one place to another.

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