Innovation is not easy, especially consistent breakthrough innovation. According to research by Boston Consulting group, companies in fast growing economies, like the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) nations, generate more than 20% of their sales from new products and services created in the past three years.
Innovation has to be an ongoing process for companies to survive and perform well in rapidly changing markets. It is no wonder that Intel is a world leader in the microprocessor and semi-conductor chip manufacturing industry, while consistently featuring in top 50 Innovative Companies lists.
America’s Greatest Makers is coming to television in 2016. Intel, Turner Broadcasting, Mark Burnett, the Producer of “Shark Tank”, “Survivor”, and “The Apprentice”, and his United Artists Media Group are searching for inventors with the next big technology innovation for a new television series, “America’s Greatest Makers”.
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Intel is taking its “Make It Wearable” challenge to the next level and is looking nationwide for contestants to create the next big wearable or smart-connected device using Intel’s Curie Module™. People can submit an idea or a working prototype for consideration.
This new series will chronicle the competition among the finalists who will be mentored by Intel engineers to make their ideas a reality. The winner will be rewarded with a $1 million grand prize!
Nixie – The grand prize winner in 2014
Nixie, the world’s first wearable drone camera won the grand prize in 2014. Team Nixie won the Grand Prize for the Intel Make It Wearable Challenge on November 3, 2014.
Make It Wearable Finalists | Meet Team Nixie (Source: Intel)
How to apply for the competition?
The Innovation Challenge is easy to enter – the requirements are few, and the possibilities boundless!
For your chance to be on America’s Greatest Makers, submit a video to tell them a little about yourself and your idea, and why you want to be part of the challenge.
This competition is for residents of the United States only, aged 15 years or older. Entrants under 18 years of age must provide parental or legal guardian consent.
Each team is limited to four core members or fewer. When submitting your team’s information, please specify one point of contact only. Ideas that center on small form-factor smart devices that do not require video/camera functionality are preferred.
For more information for participating in this competition, you can visit to their official page – Intel.