Do you have an idea for a product that could generate new jobs, help the environment, or improve our health and safety? Your design could win $20,000 in the ninth annual “Create the Future” Design Contest, sponsored by COMSOL, Creo – a PTC product, and Tech Briefs Media Group. Visit for the exciting details. There is no cost to enter.

New this year is an Electronics Design category sponsored by Digi-Key Corp. Additional entry categories include Consumer Products; Machinery & Equipment; Medical; Safety and Security; Sustainable Technologies; and Transportation. Entries can be submitted by individuals and/or teams in up to seven categories.

The top entry in each category will receive a workstation computer from Hewlett-Packard. The ten most popular entries, as voted on by Web site registrants, will get a 3D mouse from 3Dconnexion. All qualified entrants will be included in a drawing for NASA Tech Briefs T-shirts, and the winning entries will be featured in a special supplement to NASA Tech Briefs magazine. The Top 100 entries overall, as determined by industry judges, will receive a certificate of achievement suitable for framing.

Best of all, winning entries will benefit from global media coverage and exposure to industry leaders who could help bring the idea to market.

All entries must be received by June 30, 2011.

For complete information and the official entry form, go to: