2018 Collegiate Inventors Competition® Expo and Awards


2017 Finalist Andrew Falcone explains his invention to NIHF Inductee Victor Lawrence during the Expo

The Collegiate Inventors Competition, a program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF), in partnership with the USPTO, is an annual competition that rewards innovations, discoveries and research by college and university students. The 2018 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 mechanical engineering to the Internet of things. 


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 to the public and will be held on Friday, Nov. 16, from 11 a.m. to noon, in the USPTO Madison Building, Lower Atrium. The Awards Ceremony will begin at noon.

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More about the competition is available on the CIC webpage.

One hour of Other Time is available on campus only.