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Inventor Calendar

This section is intended to update inventors on all the invention contests, invention events, invention trade shows and whatever else that's going on of interest to inventors.

You can find out about the latest invention contests and inventor events by checking our Inventor's Home Page.

Note: This page is only updated periodically, The information on this page is just a starting point for your research. We wanted to provide a rough idea of some of the events and contents that go on throughout the year that may be of interest to inventors and innovators. 

 


 


JANUARY

 

PGA Golf Merchandise Show 

The PGA Merchandise Show provides a unique platform where inventors can introduce their golf inventions to industry influencers and product development experts.

 

FEBRUARY 

Ontario Engineering Competition

The Ontario Engineering Competition (OEC) is an annual competition that is hosted annually by a different accredited Ontario engineering university.

Red Dot Award: Product Design 

With around 11,000 entries from over 60 countries, the red dot design award is the world's largest design competition.

MARCH 

 

International Home and Housewares Show

 Annual inventor friendly trade show that showcases all the latest products for the home.

 

MAY 

National Hardware Show 

The National Hardware Show in the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV is the prime time & place for face-to-face sourcing, trading and learning for the $343 Billion dollar US home improvement and DIY markets.

 

NOVEMBER


R&D 100 Awards

Entries are invited for the prestigious R&D 100 Awards that have been helping companies provide the important initial push a new product needs to compete successfully in the marketplace. The winning of an R&D 100 Award provides a mark of excellence known to industry, government, and academia as proof that the product is one of the most innovative ideas of the year.

NOVA Innovation Competition

The NOVA Innovation Competition rewards start-ups offering the most innovative solutions in the field of habitat, sustainable products, advanced materials, renewable energy sources and high-efficiency building solutions. 

OTHER ANNUAL EVENTS 


DANDAD Award
Rewards excellece in Design and Advertising. Has annual product design awards.

Intel Global Challenge

The competition held by a collaboration between UC Berkeley and Intel, held annually at the Haas School of Business in Berkeley, California, hosts teams from around the world and showcases global business opportunities that have the greatest potential for a positive impact on society through the deployment of new and truly innovative technologies.

Metropolis Design Competition

Metropolis Magazine challenges young designers to apply their innovative talents to our energy addiction and rethink the broken models that represented 20th-century life and work. The magazine seeks entries at all scales of design-urban, landscape, building, interior, object, communication-and for every aspect of the man-made environment. 


The Northern Plains Inventors Congress (NPIC)

 is usually be held in Bismarck, North Dakota every year in cooperation with Marketplace for Entrepreneurs, organized by U.S. Senator Kent Conrad. All inventors, entrepreneurs, businesses and service providers are invited to attend this annual event that attracts individuals from across the United States. 


 

OTHER EVENTS TO RESEARCH FURTHER

 Imagine Cup

This year's theme is "Imagine a world where technology helps solve the toughest problems facing us today." The competitor’s charge is to address The United Nations hardest challenges in the world today, identified in its Millennium Goals. The competition categories include software design, embedded development, game development, robotics and algorithm, IT challenge, and MashUp. Each category has its own rules of entry. 


International Bicycle Design Competition

The Bicycle Design Competition is sponsored by the Department of Industrial Technology, Ministry of Economic Affairs, R.O.C. and managed and produced by the Cycling & Health Tech Industry R&D Center. The sponsors anticipated that it could become a channel of communication among bicycle designers, manufacturers and aficionados from all over the world. We hope that through the coming together of different design concepts and cultures, bicycle product design can be promoted worldwide. Moreover, we also wish that a way of life incorporating bicycling could be spread worldwide, and make a contribution to improve environmental conditions. We take great pleasure in inviting you to participate in the ONLY worldwide bicycle design competition!


Student Invention Competition, Connecticut Invention Convention

 

BKFK Invent A Game Contest

The BKFK “Going Green Challenge” invites entries from children between the ages of 5 and 19 to enter new online games. You don't need technical or illustrative skills to enter, all entries are expected to be entirely conceptual. The winning game will be produced by Electronic Arts and will be rewarded with $10,000 Face Value U.S. Savings Bond.

Samsonite Baby Travel Design Competition 

Samsonite Baby Travel contest encourages the design of innovative travel products related to traveling with babies and toddlers. Eligibility extends to all students, designers, engineers, and inventors over the age of 18. Your product should represent real innovation and fulfill the main criteria for traveling; compact, lightweight, easy to use, safe and durable. Prizes include: €5000, €3000 and €1000 for the first three winners; five Judges Special Awards of €500 will be awarded.

Live EDGE Global Environmental Challenge

Entries are invited for the $100,000 USD Live EDGE global environmental challenge for 2009. To enter, your design must be original and innovative, use electric and/or electronic components, and positively impact the environment, such as by increasing energy efficiency or reducing carbon emissions. 

Braun Prize  International Design Contest

Braun 2009 is an international design competition open to young industrial designers who are still studying or who have graduated within the last two years. Students are invited to submit their product concepts to Braun. The total prize money amounts to EUR 36,000.

 

AIA Ideas Competition 

Architects, students, and allied design professionals are invited to submit sketches to the international 2009 COD Ideas Competition, titled "Listening to the Past, Looking to the Future: A House for Today." In this unique sketch competition, submitters are asked to explore the legacy of modernist design through a concept design problem.

Invented in Utah

The event is open to Utah-based individuals and small businesses with less than $5 million in annual revenues, and whose inventions have not yet generated formal sales revenues.