First Global Competition for Hardware-Led Social Innovation Issues Call for Entries

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

NEW YORK, New York – The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the world’s largest organization for the field of mechanical engineering, today announced a call for entries to the 2017 ASME Innovation Showcase (ISHOW).

ASME’s ISHOW is seeking sustainable and scalable hardware-based solutions and technologies that can have a transformational economic, environmental and social impact in underserved communities around the world. The global competition invites the best and brightest engineers, entrepreneurs, students, and innovators to enter their prototype solutions that focus on energy, health, agriculture, clean water, and sanitation.

“ASME launched the ISHOW because research shows the lack of support for hardware innovators seeking entry into global markets,” said K. Keith Roe, president of ASME.  “The products in the competition all demonstrate the potential for making a social and environmental impact, while showcasing the creativity and ingenuity of tomorrow’s engineering problem-solvers and business leaders.”

Now in its third year, ASME’s ISHOW is the only global competition with a focus on hardware-led social innovation. The competitions will be held this spring in Bangalore, Nairobi, and Washington D.C., where finalists in all three locations will share $500,000 in seed grants, technical assistance, design and engineering reviews and access to ISHOW’s partnership network.

Source: ASME (link opens in a new window)

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