Make Your Invention Idea Come to Life
Do you have an idea for a product but are unsure of how to make your invention a reality? If you answered yes and currently attend George Brown College in Toronto, Ontario, listen up! MAKO Design + Invent has teamed up with George Brown College for the first annual MAKO @GeorgeBrown Invention Awards. MAKO is hosting a competition for students who have innovative product ideas that they want to bring to the market. The competition is being held on April 6, 2015 at the Career Centre Workshop Room at George Brown College, and you can now submit your application online until March 25, 2015.
In terms of your invention, the product must fall in one of these categories:
- House Ware and Office Supplies
- Consumer Electronics
- Fashion Inventions
- Medical and Health
- Lighting and Spatial
- Tech Products
- Other Inventions
There are a few submission requirements for students to enter. First and foremost, you must be a current George Brown student. Next, your invention must be something that could be sold in retail big-box stores like Canadian Tire or Home Hardware. This means your invention idea must be creative but practical as well. In order to be considered, applicants must also have a physical prototype made by the competition date.
Your Invention Awaits
MAKO strongly believes in helping and encouraging new inventors to take their ‘what if’ idea and create unique consumer products. While many students are innovative thinkers who are eager to create and share their ideas, many also feel like they cannot create something successful due to the competitive nature of the industry. The MAKO Invention Awards are a competition that gives students the incentive to finally take their ideas and bring them to life. The first place winner will receive a $5000 value in kind and cash prize, while the second place winner will receive a $3000 value in kind and cash prize, and finally the third place winner will receive a $2000 value in kind and cash prize. Along with the monetary incentive, this competition also gives students the insight, experience and guidance it takes to develop a working prototype. It is a learning process that will help students grow both professionally and personally, which is a priceless opportunity.
MAKO Invent is extremely excited to partner with George Brown College and work together to inspire students and young entrepreneurs to take their invention idea and turn them into a reality. There will be a networking information session for any students interested on February 19th, 2015 from 12-1pm held at the Career Centre Workshop Room at George Brown College. We are looking forward to meeting all the applicants and can’t wait to see what everyone has in store for the competition. Good luck to all applicants!
Article Author: MAKO Design + Invent
MAKO Design + Invent is a full-service consumer product development firm servicing both high-growth corporate manufacturers and invention startups. With a 25-person team across 3 offices (Austin, England, Toronto), MAKO has complete in-house industrial design, mechanical engineering, and electrical engineering design and prototyping services. To assist our start-up inventor clients, we also have a subsidiary branch called Mako Invent that, in addition to above, helps start-ups with patenting, strategy, marketing, and sales/distribution for all consumer product categories. For our corporate clients, MAKO Design develops world-class consumer electronics designs through our industrial, mechanical, and electrical design teams.
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