The competition is open to full-time, degree-seeking students (as of the spring semester of 2018) with technology-based inventions in healthcare, food/water and agriculture, transportation, and consumer devices. Inventions are not limited to class projects or thesis work, and any side/personal projects could also be considered. Patents are encouraged but not required.
Winners in each category receive:
- $15,000 to each winning graduate student
- $10,000 to each winning undergraduate team
- National media campaign
- Exposure to investment and business communities
- An award celebration at MIT in June 2018
Applications are due by Friday, September 29, 2017. If you are interested in applying or referring a student, please visit http://lemelson.mit.edu/