It's all about having the right tools!
The Lemelson-MIT team presented four topical webinars about resources that can enhance the inventor’s toolbox. If you attended and would like to review the recordings, or if you weren't able to attend but are interested in one or all of these subjects, please see below for the links. In these interactive webinars, we heard from companies that focus on sustainability, 3D modeling, and entrepreneurship. There was also be a panel discussion to help demystify Intellectual property protection.
Held Monday, April 10, 2023, 7:00 PM ET
Featuring Marie Planchard of Dassault Systemes and SolidWorks
Sustainability is the starting point of any invention project. But how do you model and measure sustainable practices throughout the lifecycle of a product? SolidWorks provides stand-alone sustainability training with low-cost certification.
Looking for curriculum? Check out Lemelson-MIT's JV InvenTeams Green Chemistry activity guide here.
VIEW THE RECORDING HERE.
Held Tuesday, April 11, 2023, 7:00 PM ET
Featuring Brien McCormick with Onshape 3-D modeling
Ideas are great, but at some point in the invention process you need to create a prototype. Onshape is a professional, cloud-based platform that students and educators can access for free on any device.
Check out Onshape's Educational Offerings by clicking here or by subject below.
Getting Started – CAD Basics learning pathway: https://learn.onshape.com/learn/learning-path/introduction-to-cad
Intro to CAD Curriculum: https://learn.onshape.com/learn/learning-path/intro-to-cad
Certified Onshape Associate Exam: https://learn.onshape.com/learn/course/certified-onshape-associate/certified-onshape-associate-exam/certification
Held Wednesday, April 12, 2023, 7:00 PM ET
Your invention is built and ready to take on the world. How exactly do you do that? The team from Slyngshot will talk about the importance of developing a clear plan of how you’ll take your product to market.
Do you have a cool business idea? Check out Slyngshot for yourself here.
Held Thursday, April 13, 2023, 7:00 PM ET
Intellectual Property (IP)
“Getting to know IP and Patents” hosted by Lemelson-MIT
During this panel discussion you will hear about IP from three different perspectives, including:
- A representative of the U.S. Intellectual Property Alliance/Illinois Intellectual Property Alliance
- An inventor and professor of engineering ed and innovation management
- An InvenTeam teacher who was awarded two U.S. patents with her first two InvenTeams.
The conversation will help to demystify IP and help teachers build confidence that they can lead teams of students through the invention process that includes considering IP protection.