Ignite the spark of invention and entrepreneurship in your students

Through Massachusetts Invention Convention, in collaboration with the Lemelson-MIT Program, you can introduce your students to a world in which they will solve their own problems and gain the confidence and 21st-century skills to invent their own future. The program is a celebration of K-12 inventors and entrepreneurs from across Massachusetts, that provides a vehicle for youth inventors and entrepreneurs from grades K-12 to display their critical thinking skills through inventing, innovating, and entrepreneurial activities. The STEM + Invention + Entrepreneurship (STEMIE) experiential learning program offers:

  • Hands-on, real-world, project-based learning activities
  • Free curriculum
  • Professional development workshops
  • Exciting events at school, state and national levels

Invention Convention is easy to implement, flexible enough to meet diverse student needs, adaptable to a broad range of disciplines, and accessible to virtually any young learner. As participants in the Massachusetts Invention Convention, in collaboration with the Lemelson-MIT Program, your students will join more than 100,000 K-12 inventors from across the U.S. and around the world who compete to showcase their inventions at their state Invention Conventions. Several winners from Massachusetts Invention Convention will go on to compete in the Invention Convention U.S. Nationals. In 2021, the Massachusetts Invention Convention and the U.S Nationals will be online events.

Registration for the 2021 Massachusetts Invention Convention has now closed. There was an online awards ceremony for all 2021 participants on April 24th. Click here to watch the awards ceremony!

Help Inspire local Students

All Kids Can Invent
As participants in the Massachusetts Invention Convention, in collaboration with the Lemelson-MIT Program, students will join more than 100,000 K-12 inventors from across the U.S. and around the world who compete to showcase their inventions at their state Invention Conventions. Several winners from Massachusetts Invention Convention will go on to compete in the Invention Convention U.S. Nationals.
Why is it important?
At the heart of Massachusetts Invention Convention, in collaboration with the Lemelson-MIT Program, is STEMIE education, which recognizes the foundational skills that Science, Technology, Engineering and Math create in combination with Invention and Entrepreneurship learning. STEMIE education prepares students for the needs of the 21st-century economy, creating critical thinkers and problem solvers and empowering a new generation of inventors.
Key Dates
Registration Deadline: March 2022

Deadline to have all components submitted to registration site: End of March 2022

Awards Ceremony & Celebration: April 2022
Info for Judges
  • Judge Trainings will take place March 2022
  • The Judging Window takes place from April 2022
  • Contact massinventionconvention@mit.edu for more information