DESIGNS THAT CHANGE THE WORLD
Autodesk Inventor Dispels Sounds of SilenceDesigns that Will Change the World, First Place: Cochlear uses advanced technology to design and develop a breakthrough hearing aid that opens the world of sound to the hearing impaired.
Rethinking the Internal Combustion Engine with Autodesk Inventor 2010Designs that Will Change the World, Second Place: In an age in which so many are advocating the demise of the internal combustion engine, Grail Engine Technologies’ design team wants to make it better.
Blimp-based Power Plant Modeled in SolidWorksDesigns that Will Change the World, Third Place: Aerostat Wind Turbines has a keen interest in problem solving and an entrepreneurial spirit to raise wind power to a new level.
SolidWorks Enables Innovative Auto DesignDesigns that Will Change the World, Honorable Mention: This car is a composite of new technologies that promise significant potential benefits, but requires consumers and the automotive industry to accept change.
SIMULATIONS THAT CHANGE THE WORLD
Green Ocean Energy Rides the Waves with ANSYSSimulations that Will Change the World, First Place: Scotland’s Green Ocean Energy is poised to perfect its wave-powered energy-generation system using a suite of analysis and modeling software.
New Solar Collector Materials Modeled with COMSOL MultiphysicsSimulation that Will Change the World, Second Place: Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems use COMSOL to model characteristics of new polymeric materials.
Abaqus FEA Leads to Lifesaving Heart PumpSimulation that Will Change the World, Third Place: Sunshine Heart and SIMULIA win third place by optimizing a unique pump design to make sure the human heart continues to beat.
COMSOL Multiphysics Models Hybrid LocomotiveSimulation that Will Change the World, Honorable Mention: GE jumps on the green train by modeling a battery with COMSOL Multiphysics.
IT & COMPUTING THAT CHANGES THE WORLD
NI’s LabVIEW Enables Battery Testing PlatformComputing that Will Change the World, First Place: Bloomy Controls’ Battery Management System is poised to change the world by enabling better electric and hybrid automobiles.
Hyperacuity Systems Uses LabVIEW for VisionComputing that Will Change the World, Second Place: Enabling moving robots and other devices to see and understand their environment is a highly difficult problem for which Hyperacuity Systems has an innovative solution.
Mobile, Cloud-enabled Slate Pad Uses Intel AtomComputing that Will Change the World, Third Place: The Internet and Intel’s Atom processor make possible a new type of mobile computer that depends on the cloud or the servers back home for its functionality.
RAPID TECH THAT CHANGES THE WORLD
Using Geomagic Studio to Bring Smiles to Babies’ FacesRapid Tech that Will Change the World, First Place: A new treatment from Shriners Hospital uses reverse engineering and rapid manufacturing to help treat cleft palates.
Mimics Revolutionizes Life-Saving Device and Therapy DevelopmentRapid Tech that Will Change the World, Second Place: Materialise’s MIS helps doctors and designers get a better view of the human anatomy.
Skywalker Air Vehicle Built by Z Corp PrintersRapid Tech that Will Change the World, Third Place: Mirror Image Aerospace uses 3D printing for the prototype of its new VTOL vehicle.
Full-Scale Folding Bike Built on Solido SD300Rapid Tech that Will Change the World, Honorable Mention: Working model created by Ziv-Av Engineering for demo wins investment funding.
Flying in the Face of Adversity
Degrees of Freedom