Since 1990, the Collegiate Inventors Competition® (CIC) has celebrated the creativity of our nation’s brightest minds. This year, we’re searching for a new class of collegiate innovators to join us in looking back on the past 3 decades, while dreaming up the future.
Fast forward your innovation journey
• Earn a trip to the D.C. area all-expenses-paid
• Compete for cash prizes
• Network with innovation experts including National Inventors Hall of Fame® Inductees and United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) officials and patent examiners
Rewind to 2019
Hear from past participants
“The community that this competition is fostering between the Finalists and judges is awesome. There is so much creativity brought to this event and it’s cool to learn about the experiences other inventors have had.” – Elizabeth B., 2018 CIC Finalist
“I would encourage anyone to apply for a chance to compete in the Collegiate Inventors Competition. I think it's a great opportunity to not only represent your school, but also validate that what you've done is worth pursuing.” – Dev M., 2018 CIC Finalist
“To come to the Collegiate Inventors Competition and meet all the inventors who have had a significant impact on society is truly inspiring.” – Lia W., 2019 CIC Finalist
The future starts here. Enter the Collegiate Inventors Competition today!