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Opportunity

Hosted by: Lemelson-MIT

The Lemelson-MIT Student Prize honors promising collegiate inventors around the country. The student prize is open to teams of undergraduate students and individual graduate students who have inventions in categories that represent significant sectors of the economy: healthcare, transportation, food and agriculture, or consumer devices.

Prize categories:

  • “Cure it!” rewards students working on technology-based inventions that can improve healthcare
  • “Drive it!” rewards students working on technology-based inventions that can improve transportation
  • “Eat it!” rewards students working on technology-based inventions that can improve food and agriculture
  • “Use it!” rewards students working on technology-based inventions that can improve consumer devices. “Use it!” submissions are for technology-based, tangible consumer products where the end user is a retail customer who would purchase the product for use in their daily life.

Winners receive:

  • $15,000 to the winning graduate student in each of the prize categories
  • $10,000 to the winning undergraduate team in each of the prize categories
  • National media exposure and exposure to investment and business communities
  • A trip to MIT for an award celebration in June

Deadlines:

  • Initial application: Friday, September 29, 2017 at 5:00 pm EST
  • Category application: Friday, October 20, 2017 at 5:00 pm EST
  • Final round notifications: Thursday, December 21, 2017
  • Announcement of winners: April 2018

For complete details on the selection process, eligibility and the application process, visit the Lemelson-MIT website