Each year, the nation’s most creative college students come together to compete while networking with world-class inventors.
What is the Collegiate Inventors Competition?
This unique invention competition drives innovation and entrepreneurship at the collegiate level. Our judges, including National Inventors Hall of Fame® Inductees, provide invaluable feedback and guidance as we reward the country’s most innovative university students.
Since 1990, with the help of our sponsors, we have awarded more than $1 million to students nationwide.
Vote for the 2018 People's Choice Award
This year, we are asking YOU to vote for your favorite Collegiate Inventors Competition® (CIC) Finalist team! The People’s Choice Award winner will walk away with $1,500. Who will it be? The choice is yours! Voting begins November 14.
2018 Undergraduate Finalists
2018 Graduate Finalists
Thank you to our 2018 CIC Sponsors
Arrow Electronics Five Years Out
The Arrow Electronics Innovation Prize is available to one team each year that embodies the spirit of innovation in technology. This exclusive prize, awarded by a panel of judges from Arrow Electronics, a Fortune 113 global technology-solutions provider, advances the team to the final round of judging at the November competition. It also includes a unique opportunity to work with representatives from Arrow to discuss their innovation, explore collaboration opportunities and discover what’s next to achieve transformational results.