Design Engineers Across The Globe Compete in 'Create the Future' Contest

By Tech Briefs Media Group, PRNE
Sunday, February 28, 2010

Save Lives, Create Jobs, Keep the Earth Green and Win a Grand Prize of US$20,000

NEW YORK, March 1, 2010 - The eighth "Create the Future" Design Contest
( sponsored by PTC, COMSOL and Tech Briefs
Media Group opens today and entries will be accepted through June 30, 2010.
The contest is an opportunity to receive global recognition and a cash prize
of US$20,000 for a breakthrough product idea.

Past contests have generated over 1,000 design ideas annually from
engineers, educators and students in more than 50 countries. Previous grand
prize winning entries include a device that makes CPR easy and safe for
anyone to perform, a fuel-saving motor/pump for cars and trucks, a low-cost
in-vehicle emergency warning system, and a new type of energy-efficient

The "Create the Future" Design Contest has been responsible for bringing
attention to product designs that increase the quality of life, improve the
efficiency and quality of healthcare, and help to reduce dependence on
non-renewable energy sources.

Additional prizes will also be awarded to winners in the six entry
categories. Contest categories are Consumer Products; Machinery & Equipment;
Medical; Safety and Security; Sustainable Technologies; and Transportation.
Contest entries can be submitted by an individual or a team. An independent
industry panel will judge the entries. Web site visitors are invited to vote
for their favorite entry. For more information on how to enter the contest,
go to


COMSOL, Inc. (Burlington, MA) provides software solutions for
multiphysics modeling and simulation. Its flagship product, COMSOL
Multiphysics, lets engineers and scientists build simulations that bring
their design ideas to life. Its unparalleled ability to include all relevant
physical effects that exist in the real world opens up a wide array of
modeling possibilities. COMSOL's customers apply this technology to make cars
and aircraft safer and more energy efficient, enhance the reception of our
cell phones, search for new energy sources, explore the universe, develop
medical equipment enabling more accurate diagnoses, and educate the next
generation of scientists.

About PTC

PTC (Nasdaq: PMTC) provides discrete manufacturers with software and
services to meet the globalization, time-to-market and operational efficiency
objectives of product development. Using the company's PLM and CAD solutions,
organizations in the Industrial, High-Tech, Aerospace, Automotive and
Defense, Retail and Consumer, and Medical industries are able to support key
business objectives and create innovative products that meet customer needs
and comply with industry regulations.

About Tech Briefs Media Group

Tech Briefs Media Group is publisher of NASA Tech Briefs, the
largest-circulation design-engineering magazine worldwide and Defense Tech
Briefs, the largest-circulation engineering magazine for the mil/aero market.
Combined, these products reach over 600,000 engineers and managers worldwide.
The Tech Briefs Media Group product line has grown to include print/digital
advertising, email/web products, virtual events, seminars & conferences,
custom media and content related advertising. Additional products include
Photonics Tech Briefs, Medical Design Briefs, Imaging Technology, Motion
Control Technology, RF & Microwave Technology and Embedded Technology.

Debbie Rothwell, Director of Marketing, Tech Briefs Media Group, +1-212-490-3999

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