Call for Local Innovations!


Was someone in your family an inventor? Do you know someone who was influential in developing a new product or method? We’re looking for local innovations to display with our Spark! Places of Innovation Smithsonian Exhibit, coming January 20th. From Scagel handmade knives to snurf boards to the Dake square piston engine, the Tri-Cities area has some amazing innovations that we would love to highlight!


If you have an innovation you’d like to submit for review, please fill out the form below. Please only submit innovations that have already been created. (We’ll have a place later for you to submit potential ideas!) The deadline for submissions is November 30th, 2023.

Dake Square Piston Engine

Snurf Boards

Scagel Handmade Knives

Grand Haven Musical Fountain