The Lemelson-MIT Program promotes invention and the early stages of entrepreneurship across the United States through its prize program for collegiate inventors and its invention education initiatives.

Programs & Opportunities

  • Lemelson-MIT Student Prize: Awards 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.
  • InvenTeams: Comprised of teams 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: An annual event held in June to celebrate the inventive spirit.