4 Student Teams Win 2019 Collegiate Inventors Competition
NORTH CANTON, Ohio, Oct. 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- A glimpse into the future of American innovation and emerging technological trends from the nation's brightest young inventors — from water conservation to reducing medication waste — were recognized yesterday at the 2019 Collegiate Inventors Competition®, an annual competition for college and university students and their faculty advisers.
"For the United States to maintain our leadership role in critical STEM disciplines, we must empower the next generation of world-changing inventors," said Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). "The USPTO is proud to once again be the host and presenting sponsor for the Collegiate Inventors Competition — a program where the creativity of our greatest collegiate inventors foretells the future of American innovation."
Ten Finalist teams received an all-expenses-paid trip to the final round of the competition held at the USPTO's Madison Building in Alexandria, Virginia. The teams presented their inventions to an esteemed panel of final-round judges composed of the most influential inventors and innovation experts in the nation — National Inventors Hall of Fame® Inductees and USPTO officials.
"The Collegiate Inventors Competition showcases the next generation of innovation game-changers — college inventors who are finding tangible, creative solutions to real-world problems," said NIHF CEO Michael Oister. "These student teams earned the opportunity this week to meet and learn from the greatest role models in American history — the Inductees of the National Inventors Hall of Fame."
Established in 1990, the Collegiate Inventors Competition is a program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame and is sponsored by the USPTO, Arrow Electronics (People's Choice Award), Merck, Hologic and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.
FIRST-PLACE WINNERS ($15,000 PRIZE)
RUNNER-UP WINNERS ($5,000 PRIZE)
The PeritoneX team also received the Arrow Electronics People's Choice Award ($1,500 prize).
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