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Create the Future Design finalists announced

27 October 2023

Sponsored by Mouser Electronics, the 21st Create the Future Design Contest is a global challenge to engineers and innovators around the world to design the next great thing.

The competition is produced by SAE Media Group, an SAE International Company, and Tech Briefs magazine. COMSOL is also a principal sponsor of the contest.

"Congratulations to these outstanding finalists. Empowering innovation is at the heart of what we do here at Mouser," said Kevin Hess, Mouser Electronics’ Senior Vice President of Marketing. 
"We are proud of our longstanding support for the Create the Future Design Contest and the many innovations it has inspired through the years.”

The following finalists will compete on 10 November in New York City for the $25,000 Grand Prize. For more information on the finalists and their designs, visit the website

A New Treatment Approach for Spinal Cord Injury 

Ganaio High-Output Regenerative Damper

Sustainable Technology:
Leakproof Valve 

Robotics & Automation:
Patchflow-Robotics for In-Pipe Leak Repair 

Safely Watch and Prioritise Maintenance with AI Deep Learning and Low-Cost Passive RF Wireless Vibratory Strain Sensors
Manufacturing & Materials:
TenseFlatables: 3D Printed Tensegrity-Assisted Inflatable Structures 

Aerospace & Defence:
Zulu Pods Are the World’s First Decentralised Lubrication System 
The contest opened for entries on 1 March and closed on 1 July 2023. The grand prize winner will receive worldwide recognition and a cash prize of $25,000 for an innovative product that benefits society and the economy. 

Previous contests have produced more than 15,000 design ideas from engineers, entrepreneurs and students in more than 100 countries. 

The Create the Future Design Contest brings attention to product designs that enhance humanity, improve healthcare quality or help provide sustainable solutions. 

The contest was created in 2002 by the publishers of Tech Briefs magazine to help stimulate and reward engineering innovation. 

The grand prize winner will be chosen from the winners in seven entry categories: Aerospace and Defense, Automotive/Transportation, Electronics, Manufacturing & Materials, Medical, Robotics & Automation, and Sustainable Technology.

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