Mouser Congratulates 2023 Winners of Create the Future Design Contest

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the New Product Introduction (NPI) leader™ empowering innovation, congratulates the winners of the 21st Create the Future Design Contest, a global challenge to engineers and innovators around the world to design the next great thing. Mouser’s valued manufacturers, Intel® and Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI), teamed with Mouser in sponsoring the annual contest, produced by SAE Media Group, an SAE International Company, and Tech Briefs magazine. COMSOL is also a principal sponsor of the contest. For more information, visit

“Mouser congratulates the 2023 Create the Future Contest winners, and we applaud all of the participants and their creative designs,” said Kevin Hess, Mouser Electronics’ Senior Vice President of Marketing. “We are proud of our longstanding support for the Create the Future Design Contest and the many innovations it has inspired through the years.”

Together with Mouser and COMSOL, the SAE Media Group awarded the $25,000 grand prize to Johannes Dapprich and a team from NeuroPair, Inc. located in Princeton, New Jersey, who submitted “A New Treatment Approach for Spinal Cord Injury”, which details the use of a minimally invasive injectable scaffold of aligned magnetic nanoparticles to protect, heal, and regrow neurons damaged in SCI.

Finalists were selected by senior editors at SAE Media Group, the producer of the contest, and judged by an independent panel of design engineers. Judges awarded the following category winners, who received prizes from HP and other companies:

  • Grand Prize — A New Treatment Approach for Spinal Cord Injury
  • Aerospace and Defense Category — Zulu Pods: World’s First Decentralized Lubrication System
  • Automotive and Transportation Category — Ganaio High-Output Regenerative Damper
  • Electronics Category — Safely Watch and Prioritize Maintenance with AI Deep Learning and Low-cost Passive RF Wireless Vibratory Strain Sensors
  • Manufacturing and Materials Category — TenseFlatables: 3D Printed Tensegrity-Assisted Inflatable Structures
  • Medical Category — A Salivary Test for Brain Health
  • Robotics and Automation Category — Patchflow Robotics for In-pipe Leak Repair
  • Sustainable Technology Category — Leakproof Valve

The Create the Future Design Contest brings attention to product designs that enhance quality of life, improve the efficiency and quality of healthcare, or help to reduce dependence on nonrenewable energy sources. The contest was created in 2002 by the publishers of Tech Briefs magazine to help stimulate and reward engineering innovation. For more information, visit

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