Congratulations to our 2022 Winners!

FlowIO, a development platform that allows researchers across the globe to quickly and easily create “soft” robots for a host of exciting applications, has earned the grand prize in the 20th annual Create the Future Design Contest. Congratulations to the FlowIO team at MIT, and to all our winners. See the list of 100 highest scoring entries here. Thank you to everyone who entered this year’s contest, and special thanks to our esteemed panel of judges.

A ‘Create the Future’ Winner Featured on ‘Here’s an Idea’

The podcast series Here’s an Idea explores the story of RepelWrap, from early 10-centimeter prototypes to ongoing efforts at commercialization. In the episode, lead inventor Dr. Leyla Soleymani explains how a suggestion for biosensors turned into an invention that some are calling a "Teflon" for pathogens.

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Read About Past Winners’ Success Stories

Over the past 20 years, many innovators have used the recognition afforded by the contest to advance the development and marketing of their technologies. We highlight some success stories of past winners who have brought their inventions to the marketplace.

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Thank you from our Sponsors

“At COMSOL, we are very excited to recognize innovators and their important work this year. We are grateful for the opportunity to support the Create the Future Design Contest, which is an excellent platform for designers to showcase their ideas and products in front of a worldwide audience. Best of luck to all participants!”

— Bernt Nilsson, Senior Vice President of Marketing, COMSOL, Inc.

“From our beginnings, Mouser has supported engineers, innovators and students. We are proud of our longstanding support for the Create the Future Design Contest and the many innovations it has inspired.”

— Kevin Hess, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Mouser Electronics

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