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$100,000 in Prizes for Young Inventors

Invent Now, an organization that fosters innovation and creativity will again run their annual competition to showcase the work of amazing students in biotech, science, health, and engineering. A GEW USA 2014 Featured Event and nationwide program, the Collegiate Inventors Competition is helping to spread the word about rising leaders creating life-saving inventions while awarding winners with startup capital that totals $100,000.The Competition is sponsored by the AbbVie Foundation and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

The 2013 competition's winning teams from Stanford University and Johns Hopkins University both work in the field of biomedicine; the Stanford graduate students brought pioneering research on how to better combat cancer while their undergraduate peers at Johns Hopkins created a better delivery system for life-saving defibrillation shocks. Top prize for is $12,500 for undergraduate entries and $15,000 for graduate entries.

Since 1990, the Competition has encouraged graduate and undergraduate students working on cutting-edge research in any field to showcase their innovative, creative, and entrepreneurial skills in a professional and constructive environment. The Collegiate Inventors Competition is a program of the nonprofit Invent Now and the National Inventors Hall of Fame, founded in 1973 to recognize and honor the great inventors of our time. 

Finalists receive an all-expenses paid trip to the USPTO Headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia, November 16-18, 2014. Prizes will be awarded to the top three candidates, along with their advisors, in each division. For more information on the program and the 2014 Competition, please visit

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