Deadline to Enter the 2018 ISHOW Program is Just Days Away

Jan. 26, 2018


If you’re interested in taking part in the 2018 ASME Innovation Showcase (ISHOW) program — the global competition for inventors and entrepreneurs who have developed hardware-led social innovations — there are only a few more days to apply. The deadline for individuals and organizations to register for this year’s three ISHOW events is Feb. 1.

The ISHOW focuses on sustainable and scalable products that are designed to have a positive social, economic or environmental impact. The first ISHOW of the year, ISHOW India, will be held April 5 in Bangalore, India. The second event, ISHOW Kenya, will be held in Nairobi, Kenya, on May 10. The third, ISHOW USA, will be held in Washington, D.C., on June 21.

ISHOW entries should address one of eight areas of interest: water and sanitation; safety; energy; environment; agriculture and food; economy and community; health and nutrition; and education. A total of $500,000 will be awarded in cash and in-kind services, which includes a cash prize of $10,000 to $50,000 to each of the nine winners, based on individual need for scaling their respective hardware solution.

Finalists for ISHOW India will be announced March 1. The finalists for ISHOW Kenya will be announced April 1, while the ISHOW USA finalists will be announced May 1.

To learn more about the 2018 ISHOW, to apply, or to see a list of past ISHOW winners, visit You can also follow the ISHOW on Twitter: @asmeishow and #thisishardware.