The MForesight competition has two themes. First, we want to highlight innovations that are in the development stage, and second, the innovation should be capable of producing lot sizes of hundreds within 3-5 years. We recognize that few items are developed completely from scratch, and that existing commercial items may be the foundation for a new, more capable system.
A good guideline is this: “Is my innovation currently in use by a customer for low-volume manufacturing?” If so, then we do not recommend a submission. However, if the innovation is under development for low-volume production, and if the path to this production can be described, then we would welcome a submission.