2017 Collegiate Inventors Competition® Expo and Awards

CIC finalists talk about their inventions with patent examiners at the Expo.

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 2017 finalists and their inventions provide a glimpse into the future of American innovation and emerging technological trends in various industries, ranging from medical devices and biotech/genetics to materials science and IT.

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 3, 2017, from 11 a.m. to noon in the USPTO Madison Lower Atrium with the Awards Ceremony immediately following at noon.

More about the competition is available on the Collegiate Inventors Competition website

One hour of Other Time is available.