Inventor Calendar

This section is intended to update inventors on some of the product design competitions,  invention contests, invention events, invention trade shows and whatever else that's going on of interest to inventors in 2015.

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 and the information changes rapidly. The information on this page is intended as 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. We encourage you to search your favorite search engine for additional events and competitions.





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.



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.


International Home and Housewares Show

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



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.



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. 




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. 



Braun Prize  International Design Contest

Braunis 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.

Collegiate Inventors Competition

On of the country's top competitions encouraging innovation, entrepreneurship, and creativity in students who are working on cutting-edge inventions at their colleges and universities nationwide.

Spark Awards World of Design

The Spark Awards are an exciting competition created to promote great design and designers.


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.

Student Invention Competition, Connecticut Invention Convention

Oldest national children's invention competition.