Create the Future 2012 Design Challenge – Now Open to Submissions

The Create the Future 2012 Design Challenge contest is open from now until June 30, 2012.  This contest was started in 2002 by the publishers of NASA Tech Briefs, and is open to the public –  featuring a Grand Prize of $20,000 as well as a number of smaller prizes.

The Design Challenge website is now accepting submissions in the following categories:

  • Consumer Products
  • Electronics
  • Machinery and Equipment
  • Medical Products
  • Safety and Security
  • Sustainable Technologies
  • Transportation

In order to submit your innovative design idea, inventors need only submit a 500 word technical abstract that includes one to three visual illustrations.  There’s also an option of submitting a video in support of your design. 

All submissions are open for all to see at the Design Challenge website.  Reading the amazing ideas already submitted is definitely food for thought, for example the life-saving “LIFE PACK – Hypothermia Prevention Flotation Device” invention in the Safety and Security section.