Friday, April 16, 2021

Enter the 2021 Collegiate Inventors Competition by Monday, June 7

Bring national attention to your invention, gain valuable feedback, and compete for cash prizes in the National Inventors Hall of Fame and Invent Now's Collegiate Inventors Competition. The student application deadline is Monday, June 7, 2021.
Invent. Compete. Achieve.

Enter your invention in the 2021 Collegiate Inventors Competition, the nation’s foremost competition encouraging innovation, entrepreneurship, and creativity in students who are working on cutting-edge research and discoveries at their colleges and universities nationwide. Bring national attention to your invention, gain valuable feedback, and compete for cash prizes.

The competition recognizes and rewards innovations, discoveries, and research by college and university students and their faculty advisers. Inventions entered in the competition are judged by a panel of experts who represent government agencies, research institutions, professional associations, and private industry. Entries are assigned to judges based on the particular field or category of the invention.

Eligibility

Eligible entries must be:
  • The original idea and work of the student or student/adviser team and must not have been made available to the public as a commercial product or process, or patented or published more than one year prior to June 2021.
  • A reduced-to-practice idea or working model
  • The work of a student or team of students, either as a class project or an independent project.
  • Submitted by students who meet full-time eligibility requirement.
  • Capable of being reproduced.
  • Clear, concise, and convincing.

Entrant eligibility:
  • Full-time or part-time students enrolled in a U.S. college or university between June 2020 and June 2021 are eligible.
  • All team members must be enrolled as full-time or part-time students in a U.S. college or university between June 2020 and June 2021 to be eligible.
  • Non-U.S. citizens are eligible as long as they are enrolled in a U.S. college or university and can meet the student eligibility status.
For more information and to enter the competition, visit the National Inventors Hall of Fame website.

If you have any questions, call 800-968-4332 (option 5) or email collegiate@invent.org.

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