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Congratulations to Our 2017 Winners!

New technology that converts carbon emissions into a clean energy resource has earned Cornell University and Dimensional Energy the 2017 Grand Prize. Click here to see the full list of winning entries. Our thanks to the more than 1,100 entrants who participated in this year's competition. Special thanks to our esteemed panel of judges.

Top 100

Click here here to view the 100 highest scoring entries in the 2017 contest.

Browse All Entries

See all the great ideas submitted this year by innovators in 60+ countries across the globe.

Class of 2017

The 2017 Create the Future Design Contest winners and sponsors. Back row (left to right): Keynote Speaker Dipul Patel; James Williams of Zeus Industrial Products, sponsors of the Aerospace & Defense category; Jeff Stevens of Analog Devices, contest co-sponsor; Edward Murray of Enviro-Cool, Automotive/Transportation Category winner; Marilyn Cooper of Mouser Electronics, contest sponsor; George Sturmon of Enviro-Cool, Automotive/Transportation Category winner; Anita Mohanty, VSSUT Student Satellite, Popular Vote winner; David Taterka of Hewlett-Packard, category prize sponsor; Geoff Levene of NVIDIA, prize sponsor; Bernt Nilsson of COMSOL, contest sponsor; Yeonjoon Park of the National Institute of Aerospace, Electronics/Sensors/IoT Category winner; Svante Littmarck of COMSOL, contest sponsor; and Joe Pramberger of Tech Briefs Media Group, contest presenters. Front row (left to right); Jeffrey Plott of the University of Michigan, Medical Category winner; John Maris of Marinvent Corp., Aerospace & Defense Category winner; Dr. Steve Risser of Battelle, Consumer Products Category winner; Joshua Medling of Enviro-Cool, Automotive/Transportation Category winner; Xiangkun (Elvis) Cao of Cornell University, Grand Prize Winner; Volodymyr Khranovskyy of Talent Molecule LDA, Sustainable Technologies Category winner; Mohamed Gouda Alkalla of Mansoura University, Machinery/Automation/Robotics Category winner; and Sang Choi of NASA Langley Research Center, Electronics/Sensors/IoT Category winner.

2017 Grand Prize Winner Converts Carbon Emissions Into Clean Energy

Thank you from our Sponsors

“Design innovation is bringing a brighter future to businesses, people, and the planet. This year's Create the Future Design Contest shines the light on over a thousand innovators from around the globe and their brilliant designs. COMSOL is grateful to be a sponsor of the contest and we are delighted by the work of all participants contributing to a better tomorrow.”

— Bernt Nilsson, Senior VP of Marketing, COMSOL

“As a global distributor of new components and technologies, we are very excited to see the amazing ingenuity behind this year’s group of Create the Future entries. We'd like to congratulate the winners and commend the entrants for their creative designs. Engineers and innovators really deserve the credit for the incredible developments we are seeing today in electronic design.”

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

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