Engineering Innovation & Design

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Check Out Our New Award For the Fast-Changing Worlds of Engineering Design

The Challenge is On! Engineers and engineer/designers of all specialties and disciplines are welcome to take part in this newest of Spark Awards.  We are launching a very useful competition to honor individuals and teams that are working on fascinating products and projects.

Globalization and new technologies have brought us new engineering disciplines and combinations of disciplines and approaches in development. CAD tools (like our friends at Autodesk pioneered) are being developed at break-neck pace, 3D & additive printers, scanners, augmented reality, Industry 4.0—forgive our enthusiasm—it is a fascinating era we are living in!

It’s important for Spark to not have all dry and boring award rules. So for our first year Spark has decided to not create highly formal guidelines and protocols for this Award. While the Spark mission and criteria are paramount considerations, we want to see and hear your ideas about these emerging and rapidly changing fields. You will show us your latest and greatest and actually be making Sparks!

Engineers entering Spark will specialize in a great number of areas, including:
Design
Mechanical
Computer
Mechatronics
Chemical
Electrical
Electronic
Materials Science
Mechanical
Civil
Environmental & Sustainable
Geotechnical
Architectural & Structural
Biomedical
Automotive
Aerospace
Systems
and many more…

So Engineers—Let’s get it out there—Show off your Sparks!

Engineering Sub-categories >HERE

Advisers
Arnold Wasserman, Collective Invention
John Guenther, Global Design Director Emeritus, Hewlett-Packard
KwanMyung Kim, Dean, Graduate School of Creative Design Engineering, UNIST
Mark Sarkisian, Structural and Seismic Engineering Partner, SOM
Zoran Tasic, Head of Engineering, TEAMS Design GmbH