Apply Now to Compete in the ASME Innovation Showcase (ISHOW)

Jan 24, 2019

The clock is winding down if you would like to participate in this year’s ASME Innovation Showcase (ISHOW) – the global competition for inventors and entrepreneurs who have developed hardware-led social innovations. Applications for the three events to be held this spring in India, Kenya and the United States must be submitted by Feb. 8.

The ISHOW program highlights sustainable and scalable products that are intended to address a social, economic or environmental problem. The first of this year’s ISHOWs, ISHOW India, will take place on April 4 in Bangalore, India. The second competition, ISHOW Kenya, is scheduled for May 9 in Nairobi, Kenya. The third event, ISHOW USA, will be held on June 13 in Washington, D.C.

Three winners from each of the ISHOWs will receive a share of $500,000 in cash and in-kind services, including an extensive design and engineering review by a panel of experts.

Finalists for ISHOW India will be announced Feb. 18, while finalists for ISHOW Kenya will be announced March 11. The finalists for ISHOW USA will be announced April 15.

To learn more about the 2019 ISHOWs, to apply, or to learn about past ISHOW winners, visit You can also get updates on the competitions by following the ISHOW on Twitter: @asmeishow and #thisishardware.

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