THE LEMELSON-MIT PROGRAM’S STUDENT PRIZE FOR COLLEGIATE INVENTORS
The Lemelson-MIT Student Prize was first awarded in 1995 as an annual prize that honored MIT graduate student inventors. In 2014 it was expanded to a national prize that recognized undergraduate teams and graduate students who had invented technology-based solutions in prize categories that represent significant sectors of the global economy: Cure it! – Healthcare, Eat it! – Food/Water or Agriculture, Move it! – Transportation or Mobility, and Use it! – Consumer Devices or Products. In each of the four categories, winning graduate students received $15k and undergraduate teams received $10k. The wide-reaching recognition that collegiate students have received from winning the Lemelson-MIT Student Prize has provided new opportunities and support for their work as inventors.
Update to the Student Prize
While we are no longer offering the Student Prize, the impact past winners have had on the world with their inventions is immeasurable. We applaud their work, and will be celebrating all winners as part of a Student Prize retrospective that will include written materials, short videos, and a documentary film featuring a few of the winners along with their invention journeys.
2021 Current Winners
Prize Opportunities for Student Inventors
ACC InVenture Prize
Baylor New Venture Competition
ClimateTech & Energy Prize @ MIT
Collegiate Inventors Competition
E-Team Grant Program
Inventing Green Toolkits
James Dyson Award
MIT Water Innovation Prize
Rice Business Plan Competition
2017 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize winner