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Mouser and Analog Devices sponsor ‘Create the Future’ design contest


Mouser Electronics Inc., the global authorized distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, is once again sponsoring the 13th annual ‘Create the Future’ design contest, a challenge to engineers and students worldwide to create the next great thing. Mouser is being joined in this sponsorship by Analog Devices Inc.

The grand prize winner will receive global recognition and a cash prize of $20,000 for an innovative product that benefits society and the economy. Previous contests have produced more than 10,000 design ideas from engineers, entrepreneurs and students in more than 100 countries. Entries are being accepted now through July 1, 2015.

To learn more, visit http://www.mouser.com/createthefuture.

“We are very excited to support design engineers by once again helping to sponsor this global design contest for them,” says Kevin Hess, Mouser vice-president of technical marketing.

Previous grand prize winning entries include a key fob-sized device that makes smart phones ‘smarter’ by enabling consumers to run a variety of low-cost sensing applications; an economical, rapid screening device to prevent food borne illness; a wheelchair propulsion system designed to increase the user’s mobility while decreasing upper body, repetitive stress injuries; a mechanism 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’ 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 grand prize winner will be chosen from the winners in seven entry categories including: Aerospace & Defense, Automotive/Transportation, Consumer Products, Electronics, Machinery/Automation/Robotics, Medical, and Sustainable Technologies. 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.