Submissions are now open on technology innovations for our annual Emerging Technology Awards.

Calling All Innovations for the 2020 Emerging Technology Awards

May 11, 2020

by Carlos M. Gonzalez

Today, we are experiencing a shift in the engineering world due to forces out of control. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all facets of engineering—from design and manufacturing to supply chains and shipment deliveries.
 
Several industries have shifted focus from their regular production lines to pitch in and help create emergency medical supplies. General Motors and Dyson shifted their production from vehicles and vacuums, respectively, to ventilator parts. Fashion designers have started to produce face masks for medical workers. Software design companies, such as Siemens and Dassault Systemes, have created online communities to rally engineers together to help transition engineering efforts to the digital space.

Check Out Last Year's Mechanical Engineering Magazine Emerging Technology Awards 2019
 
Every year, the editors of Mechanical Engineering magazine consider dozens of innovations in each of five engineering-related areas–clean energy, bioengineering, advanced manufacturing, robotics, and pressure technology. From there, the magazine selects five ascending technologies that have left the research and development phase and now look poised to transform their fields.
 
This year, these technological innovations will be different.
 
In its December issue, Mechanical Engineering magazine will recognize the innovations that are helping to change industries and also how we live.
 
One of last year’s winners was the Colossus robot from Shark Robotics. Shark Robotics may not be a household name, but the Colossus helped save the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris when it caught on fire. The blaze was so dangerous that the fire brigade had to pull its crews out of the building and sent in Colossus to beat back the flames.

Listen to ASME TechCast: Top 5 Emerging Technologies of 2019
 
What inventions have had an incredible impact in 2020? What designs have changed the way we think about engineering? You tell us. Submit your creations, designs, and innovations to see if you will be one of our 2020 Emerging Technology Award recipients.
 
For more information and to enter, visit our Emerging Technology Awards page to submit your innovations.

Carlos M. González is special projects manager.
 

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