Dr. North holds bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees in engineering with focuses on mechanical design, rapid prototyping, and nanotechnology. He’s published in a half dozen major scientific journals, including the journal Nature; and continues to speak internationally on design and innovation. Mike masterminded builds on the Discovery Channel show Prototype This!, where he led teams of crack inventors, scientists, builders, and engineers to create never before seen spectacles of engineering. Inventions ranged from an omni-directionally driving stilt lifting traffic busting truck to a 30-foot tall waterslide simulator to cutting-edge lifesaving fire fighting equipment. Currently Mike is bringing innovation to the toy industry as Chief Technology Officer at Nukotoys, Inc.; runs his own design consultancy, North Design Labs, LLC; sits on the advisory board for the miraclefeet foundation and naturalinnovation.org; and is founder and CEO of reallocate.org, a non-profit that assembles small teams of world class talent to address fundamental quality of life issues in developing and disenfranchised parts of the world.
Specialties:- Innovation for Start-Ups to Corporations
– Rapid Prototyping
– Designing for developing countries
– Inspirational speaker