The Invent Oregon Collegiate Challenge inspires the next generation of inventors and entrepreneurs by providing student teams with an inclusive arena for creative problem solving — funding, mentoring, and education — necessary to take an idea with the potential for positive impact through all the stages of invention prototyping and commercialization.

Invent Oregon is grateful to our presenting sponsors including the Lemelson Foundation, Business Oregon, The Oregon Community Foundation and PSU's Center for Entrepreneurship. 

SEEDING THE

NEXT GENERATION

OF OREGON INVENTORS 

TEAMS WILL TAKE THEIR CONCEPT FROM IDEA TO REALITY WITH THE INVENT OREGON COLLEGIATE CHALLENGE.

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Innovation and Entrepreneurship happens every day all over Oregon.

Together we can support the next generation of Oregon inventors and entrepreneurs.

We define inventions as a new, innovative, and tangible product, process, or service that affects the communities and environment in a positive way including areas of energy, food, transportation, housing, and health. The innovations can be consumer products, industrial, commercial, municipal processes or technologies, microproducts, and nanotechnology or anything that solves a community problem around the planet.

Submissions must be a physical invention. For example, we discourage lifestyle apps and standalone software. We do, however, accept and encourage the use of technology as part of a physical invention.

About The InventOR Collegiate Challenge

InventOR is a prototyping competition open to all college/university students from all disciplines. It is a challenge designed to increase the number of inventors and entrepreneurs in Oregon. InventOR provides students with resources to take a concept from the idea stage and turn it into reality while learning the fundamentals of commercialization.