Invention has the power to improve lives

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

Inventor Spotlight

Angela Belcher

Genetically engineered viruses to create new products

Hugh Neri and Skyler Pearson

Nexgarden: High-efficiency vertical farming for sustainable, healthy food

David Sengeh

Custom-designable socket for more comfortable prosthetic legs

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.

ToucHb: needle-free anemia testing

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

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