The Create the Future Design Contest, launched in 2002 by SAE Media Group (publishers of Tech Briefs magazine), recognizes and rewards engineering innovations that benefit humanity, the environment, and the economy. The annual contest draws product designs from engineers, students, and entrepreneurs worldwide. Sponsored by COMSOL and Mouser Electronics, the 2021 contest rewarded innovation in seven categories: Aerospace & Defense, Automotive/Transportation, Consumer Product Design, Electronics/Sensors/IoT, Manufacturing/Robotics/Automation, Medical, and Sustainable Technologies/Future Energy. In this special section, you’ll meet the Grand Prize Winner, as well as the winners and Honorable Mentions in all seven categories chosen from new product ideas submitted from more than 55 countries. Awards were announced via a live event that took place last month. To view the event online, visit here. To learn more about all of the entries, visit here .

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See this year’s Grand-Prize Winner, along with all additional category winners and honorable-mention awards.