2018 Winners Press Release

For Information Contact:
Debbie Rothwell
Director of Marketing
Tech Briefs Media Group
March 2, 2018

Calling all Engineers, Entrepreneurs, and Students from across the Globe

Design Contest Open for Entries $20,000 Grand Prize

New York, NY – The “Create the Future” Design Contest is now open for submissions and runs through July 2, 2018. The world’s premier engineering design competition, the annual contest brings together engineers, entrepreneurs, and students to find solutions that benefit society and the economy; along with the chance to win a cash prize of $20,000 USD.  

Now in its 15th year, the “Create the Future” Design Contest has helped stimulate and reward engineering innovation and has brought attention to thousands of product designs that increase the quality of life, improve healthcare, and help to reduce dependence on non-renewable energy sources. COMSOL and Mouser Electronics are the principal sponsors of the contest, produced by Tech Briefs Media Group, an SAE International Company.

“The Create the Future Design Contest celebrates the creators behind the technologies that will shape our tomorrow. We are honored to support the next generation of innovators and look forward to this year's submissions." said Valerio Marra, Marketing Director, COMSOL, Inc. 

"Fostering technical innovation is an investment in the future that will benefit everyone," said Kevin Hess, Mouser Electronics Senior Vice President of Marketing. "As a forward-looking company, Mouser is proud to have the continuing opportunity to support this important event for engineers and students around the world."

Contestants can enter for free, either as an individual or as a team. An independent panel of industry professionals will judge the entries. Web site visitors are invited to vote for their favorite entry. For more information on the official contest rules, click here


COMSOL is a global provider of simulation software for product design and research to technical enterprises, research labs, and universities. Its COMSOL Multiphysics® product is an integrated software environment for creating physics-based models and simulation apps. A particular strength is its ability to account for coupled or multiphysics phenomena. Add-on products expand the simulation platform for electrical, mechanical, acoustics, fluid flow, heat transfer, and chemical applications. Interfacing tools enable the integration of COMSOL Multiphysics® simulations with all major technical computing and CAD tools on the CAE market. With the COMSOL Server™ product, users can deploy custom simulation apps throughout their organizations. For more information, click here.

About Mouser Electronics
Mouser Electronics, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is an award-winning, authorized semiconductor and electronic component distributor focused on rapid New Product Introductions from its manufacturing partners for electronic design engineers and buyers. The global distributor's website, Mouser.com, is available in multiple languages and currencies and features more than 5 million products from over 700 manufacturers. Mouser offers 22 support locations around the world to provide best-in-class customer service and ships globally to over 600,000 customers in 170 countries from its 750,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility south of Dallas, Texas. For more information, click here.