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ASME Innovation Showcase (ISHOW): Call For Applications

  • In General
  • 4 Jan 2019 - 11:17am
  • By Mark Wamai
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Start your engines, robots, and devices - it's time for a little competition!

The ASME Innovation Showcase (ISHOW) is back and seeking top social innovators from around the world for its 2019 annual competition. This global contest is open to any individual or organization interested in taking a “hardware-led social innovation” to market. Applicants should have an existing prototype and have conducted some initial user outreach. In-person showcase events will take place in:

    India—April 4
    Kenya—May 9
    USA—June 13

Apply now through February 8, 2019 to win a share of US$500K* in prizes and a design and engineering review led by industry experts. Also check out the resources we've curated at the end of this message, specifically to help you through your engineering journey.

Visit www.thisishardware.org to begin your application and follow @ASMEishow on Twitter, and tweet about hardware led social innovation using #thisishardware.

For questions, contact: info@thisishardware.org.

*A total of US$500,000 will be awarded in cash and in-kind services, which includes a cash prize of US$10,000-US$50,000 to each of the nine winners, based on individual need for scaling their respective hardware solution.

Inventor’s Guide
Hardware is hard, but the ASME ISHOW is trying to make it easier by curating resources to inform your engineering journey. We've even created a design & engineering review framework specifically for hardware led social innovation - you will find it below, along with ISHOW FAQs, recommended reading and many more resources.

Visit Inventor's Guide

Maker Spaces Map
There are a growing number of spaces where you can meet fellow hardware innovators and make things. In collaboration with the Ananse Group we have curated a map of incubators, fab-labs, co-working centers and maker spaces.

Visit Maker Spaces Map

The Lemelson Foundation's Guide to Impact Inventing
This report focuses on what differentiates an invention-based entrepreneur from traditional entrepreneurs and highlights what support invention-based entrepreneurs require, what resources are available, what ecosystem level gaps remain, and what tangible actions can be taken to fill these gaps.

Visit Guide to Impact Inventing

ASME Global Development Review
Also, check out the ASME Global Development Review (@DemandASME) a case study based publication that is showcasing how engineering & design diligence is solving some of the world’s biggest challenges.

Visit ASME Demand

Engineering For Change
E4C’s mission is to prepare, educate and activate the international engineering workforce to improve the quality of life of underserved communities around the world. They provide resources and platforms that accelerate the development of impactful solutions and ensure public health and safety around the globe.

Visit Engineering For Change

The RAN team, Makerere University is available to support potential applications through the process of emerging best. To receive support, please contact

Harriet Adong / Communications Manager
ResilientAfrica Network (RAN)
Makerere University School of Public Health
P.O Box 7072 Kampala, Uganda
Tel: +256-414-343597
Mob:  +256-772-470626/ +256-701-100478
Email: hadong[at]ranlab.org
Website: www.ranlab.org
Skype: harriet.adong4


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