If ever there was an innovative name for a innovation awards event, ‘Golden Mousetrap’ is it. (Although I hope that the phrase: Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door,” attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson, isn’t true because there would be no need for tech PR and digital marketing agencies like Publitek.) Golden-MousetrapTechnology innovation has reached most of our lives and the Golden Mousetrap awards set out to recognise the innovators in four categories: Electronics & Test, Automation & Control, Design Tools, Hardware & Software, and Materials & Assembly. Run by UBM Tech’s Design News, entries are $295 and are judged by Design News’s editors in a partnership with an advisory board of “the top brass from leading companies.” Products that entered the market between September 1, 2012 and August 31, 2013 are eligible. Winners will be announced in print, online, and during a live ceremony at the Pacific Design & Manufacturing show in Anaheim, California on February 11, 2014. You enter here.