Inventors Take Your Chance To Shine – 2018 Collegiate Inventors Competition Submissions Open Now!

David Ferrara from the CerebroSense team (Stevens Institute of Technology) speaks to National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductee Victor B. Lawrence.

2018 Collegiate Inventors Competition Submission Deadline is June 8  

WHAT: The National Inventors Hall of Fame’s Collegiate Inventors Competition®, an annual competition that rewards innovations, discoveries, and cutting-edge research by college students and their faculty advisors, announces its 2018 Call for Submissions.

WHEN: Submissions deadline is June 8.

WHERE: For eligibility requirements and to submit an entry, visit National Inventors Hall of Fame website today!

Ning Mao of Boston University won the 2017 Graduate Gold Prize for her invention “Combating Cholera: A Probiotic Solution.” (Photo by Jay Premack/USPTO)

ETC.: Inventions are judged by a panel of National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees and United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) experts — the most influential innovation experts in the country — for real-world feedback on optimizing the potential of each invention.

Competition Finalists will showcase their inventions and interact with USPTO examiners, event sponsors, media and the public at the November Collegiate Inventors Competition event at the USPTO Headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia.

Finalists receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the Washington, D.C., area. Monetary prizes will be awarded to the top three Finalist teams in the undergraduate and graduate divisions.

The Collegiate Inventors Competition is a program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame. The United States Patent and Trademark Office is a Presenting Sponsor.

Collegiate Inventors Competition finalists visit the National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum.

About the Collegiate Inventors Competition
The Collegiate Inventors Competition encourages and drives innovation and entrepreneurship at the collegiate level. A program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, this Competition recognizes and rewards the research, innovations and discoveries by college students and their advisors for projects leading to inventions that have the potential of receiving patent protection. Introduced in 1990, the Competition has awarded more than $1 million to students for their innovative work and scientific achievement through the help of its sponsors. For more information, visit

All of the 2017 Collegiate Inventors Competition winning teams on stage after the ceremony.


*Images courtesy of Collegiate Inventors Competition

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