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The Lemelson-MIT Program celebrates outstanding inventors and inspires young people to pursue creative lives and careers through invention.

Programs & Opportunities

Lemelson-MIT Prize
The Lemelson-MIT Prize is awarded to outstanding mid-career inventors, who have developed a patented product or process of significant value to society, which has been adopted for practical use, or has a high probability of being adopted.

Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
The Lemelson-MIT Student Prize is awarded to teams of undergraduate students and individual graduate students who have inventions in categories that represent significant sectors of the economy: healthcare, food/water and agriculture, transportation and mobility, and consumer devices.

Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams™ are comprised of high school students, educators, and mentors that receive up to $10,000 each to invent technological solutions to real-world problems of their choosing.

EurekaFest is the Lemelson-MIT Program’s annual event held in June at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, to celebrate the inventive spirit.