Techbriefs Create the Future

Ages:Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional

Types:Submission, Presentation

Category:Technology

Scope:National

Registration Opens
Mar 1, 2020 12:01am
Africa/Abidjan

Registration Closes
Jul 1, 2020 12:01am
Africa/Abidjan

The Create the Future Design Contest was launched in 2002 by the publishers of Tech Briefs magazine to help stimulate and reward engineering innovation. The annual event has attracted more than 14,000 product design ideas from engineers, entrepreneurs, and students worldwide. The contest's principal sponsors are COMSOL and Mouser Electronics with Analog Devices and Intel as supporting sponsors.

  • Choose one of seven categories for your entry: Aerospace & Defense -- Product innovations with applications in the aerospace, aviation, and/or defense markets. Automotive/Transportation -- Products that enable movement of people and goods from one place to another. Consumer Product Design -- Products that increase quality of life in the workplace, at home, during leisure time, or while traveling. Electronics/Sensors/IoT -- Products that improve computing, communications, sensing, test, and other fields that rely on advances in electronic components, boards and systems; products that enable an interconnected world – the Internet of Things (IoT). Manufacturing/Robotics/Automation -- Products that speed, improve, and/or automate work, manufacturing, and research & development (R&D). Medical -- Products that improve the efficiency and quality of healthcare. Sustainable Technologies/Future Energy -- “Green” products that reduce dependence on non-renewable energy resources, as well as products designed for other purposes using environmentally friendly materials or manufacturing processes.
  • Provide a description of your entry (up to 500 words) in the form of a technical abstract, in English. Your description should cover how the entry works, what makes it novel, how it would be produced, and where it would be applied. Entries will be judged on these criteria: Innovation (50% of score) -- What makes the design novel? Does it represent an important advance over the current state of the art? Manufacturability (25%) -- How easy would it be to implement? Can it be cost-effectively manufactured/produced? Marketability (25%) -- Does the idea have practical applications? Is there a well-defined, significant market for its use?
  • Upload at least one (but no more than three) visual illustrations. File type options: PDF(single-page), GIF, JPEG, PNG. The visual illustration(s) should complement your entry description and can be drawings, photos, charts, or CAD images.

To select the Grand Prize and Category winners, and to determine the Top 100 entries overall, Tech Briefs Media Group will recruit a minimum of 24 judges from its editorial board of readers. The judging panel also will be open to one representative from each Primary Sponsor.
This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: https://contest.techbriefs.com/

Managing Organization: Tech Briefs Media Group

Contact:

https://contest.techbriefs.com/contactus

Entry Fee: $

Eligibility:
Complete the Official Entry Form and upload at least one image with your entry. Entries submitted without an illustration automatically will be disqualified, no exceptions. We cannot accept PowerPoint presentations, white papers, or other documents as illustrations. All descriptive text should be entered in the space provided on the Entry Form. Text on illustrations should be limited to captions or call outs.

Registration Opens
Mar 1, 2020 12:01am
Africa/Abidjan

Registration Closes
Jul 1, 2020 12:01am
Africa/Abidjan

Overview

The Create the Future Design Contest was launched in 2002 by the publishers of Tech Briefs magazine to help stimulate and reward engineering innovation. The annual event has attracted more than 14,000 product design ideas from engineers, entrepreneurs, and students worldwide. The contest's principal sponsors are COMSOL and Mouser Electronics with Analog Devices and Intel as supporting sponsors.

Process

  • Choose one of seven categories for your entry: Aerospace & Defense -- Product innovations with applications in the aerospace, aviation, and/or defense markets. Automotive/Transportation -- Products that enable movement of people and goods from one place to another. Consumer Product Design -- Products that increase quality of life in the workplace, at home, during leisure time, or while traveling. Electronics/Sensors/IoT -- Products that improve computing, communications, sensing, test, and other fields that rely on advances in electronic components, boards and systems; products that enable an interconnected world – the Internet of Things (IoT). Manufacturing/Robotics/Automation -- Products that speed, improve, and/or automate work, manufacturing, and research & development (R&D). Medical -- Products that improve the efficiency and quality of healthcare. Sustainable Technologies/Future Energy -- “Green” products that reduce dependence on non-renewable energy resources, as well as products designed for other purposes using environmentally friendly materials or manufacturing processes.
  • Provide a description of your entry (up to 500 words) in the form of a technical abstract, in English. Your description should cover how the entry works, what makes it novel, how it would be produced, and where it would be applied. Entries will be judged on these criteria: Innovation (50% of score) -- What makes the design novel? Does it represent an important advance over the current state of the art? Manufacturability (25%) -- How easy would it be to implement? Can it be cost-effectively manufactured/produced? Marketability (25%) -- Does the idea have practical applications? Is there a well-defined, significant market for its use?
  • Upload at least one (but no more than three) visual illustrations. File type options: PDF(single-page), GIF, JPEG, PNG. The visual illustration(s) should complement your entry description and can be drawings, photos, charts, or CAD images.

Criteria

To select the Grand Prize and Category winners, and to determine the Top 100 entries overall, Tech Briefs Media Group will recruit a minimum of 24 judges from its editorial board of readers. The judging panel also will be open to one representative from each Primary Sponsor.

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: https://contest.techbriefs.com/

Managing Organization: Tech Briefs Media Group

Contact:

https://contest.techbriefs.com/contactus

Entry Fee:

Eligibility:
Complete the Official Entry Form and upload at least one image with your entry. Entries submitted without an illustration automatically will be disqualified, no exceptions. We cannot accept PowerPoint presentations, white papers, or other documents as illustrations. All descriptive text should be entered in the space provided on the Entry Form. Text on illustrations should be limited to captions or call outs.

Deadlines

Registration Opens
Mar 1, 2020 12:01am
Africa/Abidjan

Registration Closes
Jul 1, 2020 12:01am
Africa/Abidjan