The Collegiate Inventors Competition, a program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame in partnership with the USPTO, is an annual competition that rewards innovations, discoveries, and research by college and university students and their faculty advisors. The 2016 Finalists and their inventions provide a glimpse into the future of American innovation and emerging technological trends, from advanced crop harvesting techniques to medical breakthroughs designed to help people in low- to middle-income countries.
Eleven competition finalists will showcase their inventions and interact with thousands of USPTO patent and trademark examiners, sponsors, media, and the public at the Collegiate Inventors Competition Expo. The Expo is free and open to the public and will be held on November 4, 2016, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the USPTO Madison Atrium, with the Awards Ceremony immediately following at 12 p.m.
More about the competition is available on the website.