By: Jennifer Rocha

"Innovate the Future" contest is a call for breakthrough ideas to create a more secure future for the planet

In the release, Lockheed Martin invites participants to submit their thoughts on a range of topics facing the world community, including the need for sustainable energy, cyber security, and healthcare.

Online submissions are being accepted until September 30, 2012.  The contest will provide up to $50,000 US total in cash prizes.  The grand prize winner receives $25,000 plus a contract with the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute at the University of Maryland to further develop the idea.

To submit an idea, visit: