The 2012 Create the Future Design Contest — sponsored by COMSOL, Nordson EFD, and Tech Briefs Media Group (publishers of NASA Tech Briefs) — recognized innovation in product design in seven categories: Con sumer Products, Electronics, Machinery & Equipment, Medical, Safety & Security, Sustainable Tech nologies, and Transportation. On the following pages, you’ll meet the Grand Prize Winner, as well as the winners and Honorable Mentions in all seven categories. Congra tulations to this year’s winners, and thanks to the more than 950 entrants from 60 countries who submitted their design ideas. To view the entries online, visit 

Grand Prize Winner

Consumer Products Category Winner

Electronics Category Winner

Machinery & Equipment Category Winner

Medical Category Winner

Safety & Security Category Winner

Sustainable Technologies Category Winner

Transportation Category Winner

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