Annual event rewards engineering innovation with $20,000 grand prize for game changing product idea



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TO EDUCATION, AND TECHNOLOGY EDITORS:

Global Design Contest Challenges Engineers and Students to Create the

Future

NEW YORK, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 12th annual "Create the

Future" Design Contest (www.createthefuturecontest.com) sponsored by

COMSOL and Mouser Electronics, along with Intel@ and Analog Devices,

and produced by Tech Briefs Media Group is now open and runs through

July 1, 2014. Create an innovative new product idea that benefits

society and the economy for the opportunity to receive global

recognition and a cash prize of $20,000.

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.

"The Create the Future Design Contest does an amazing job of shining

light on new product ideas and innovators. That is why COMSOL is

delighted to be sponsoring the contest for the 10th year running,"

said Bernt Nilsson, COMSOL Senior VP of Marketing.

"Advancing technological innovation is at the heart of what we do here

at Mouser and we are very excited to support design engineers by

helping to sponsor this global design contest for them," said Kevin

Hess, Mouser Electronics' Vice President of Technical Marketing.

Past contests have generated over 9,000 design ideas from engineers,

educators, and students in more than 100 countries. Previous grand

prize winning entries include a ChemoPatch capable of delivering

quality early stage chemotherapy in developing countries; a key

fob-sized device that makes smart phones "smarter" by enabling

consumers to run a variety of low-cost sensing applications; and an

economical, rapid screening device that prevents food borne illness.

This year's categories include: Aerospace & Defense,

Automotive/Transportation, Consumer Products, Electronics,

Machinery/Automation/Robotics, Medical Products, 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.

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.createthefuturecontest.com.

About COMSOL COMSOL provides simulation software for product design

and research to technical enterprises, research labs, and universities

through 20 offices and a distributor network throughout the world. Its

flagship product, COMSOL Multiphysics@, is a software environment for

modeling and simulating any physics-based system. A particular

strength is its ability to account for coupled or multiphysics

phenomena. Add-on products expand the simulation platform for

electrical, mechanical, fluid flow, and chemical applications.

Interfacing tools enable the integration of COMSOL Multiphysics@

simulation with all major technical computing and CAD tools on the CAE

market. www.comsol.com

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 400,000 customers in 170 countries from its 492,000

sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility south of Dallas, Texas.

www.mouser.com

About Tech Briefs Media Group Tech Briefs Media Group is publisher of

NASA Tech Briefs, the largest-circulation design engineering magazine

worldwide, and Medical Design Briefs, the only OEM publication

targeted 100% to medical design engineers and managers. Additional

publications include Aerospace and Defense Technology, Photonics Tech

Briefs, Imaging Technology, Motion Control and Automation Technology,

and Lighting Technology. Combined, these products reach over 600,000

engineers and managers worldwide. www.techbriefsmedia.com

For Information Contact: Debbie Rothwell Director of Marketing Tech

Briefs Media Group 212-490-3999

Read more news from Tech Briefs Media Group.

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