Harnessing the power of invention and innovation to accelerate climate action and improve lives around the world.

Recharging the Electric Vehicle Industry

Paving the Way to Sustainability

Teaching Beyond Textbooks

Achieving that Lightbulb Moment

Engineering for One Planet: A Paradigm Shift for Climate Action and a Sustainable Future

Embracing Black Ingenuity: Beyond Black History Month

Sparking Imagination, Empowering Ingenuity

The Transformative Power of Invention Education

We believe inventors will solve our biggest challenges,
and improve lives in communities in the U.S. and around the world.

The Lemelson Foundation Story

Inspiring and educating the next generation of inventors and catalyzing their ideas into invention-based businesses and commercial technologies.

The Lemelson Foundation

supports the people and systems needed to advance impact invention through the creation of products that have positive social impact, reflect environmental responsibility and support financially self-sustaining businesses.

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From Idea to Impact

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