Applications are open! Nominate mid-career inventors for the Lemelson-MIT Prize 2018. The Lemelson-MIT Prize recognizes individuals who translate their ideas into inventions that improve the world. The prize is awarded to outstanding mid-career inventors, who have developed a patented product or process of significant value to society, which has been adopted for practical use, or has a high probability of being adopted.
Jerome H. Lemelson, one of U.S. history’s most prolific inventors, and his wife Dorothy founded the Lemelson-MIT Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1994. It is funded by The Lemelson Foundation and administered by MIT’s School of Engineering. The objectives of the Lemelson-MIT Prize are to:
- Recognize and reward America’s outstanding mid-career inventors,
- Celebrate individuals who enhance economic opportunity and community well-being through their inventive work and who have a global perspective,
- Increase awareness and foster the work of inventors and the potential for commercialization and wider adoption of their inventions
- Promote role models who can inspire young people to pursue creative lives and careers.
- $500,000 to be won.
- Winners will be invited and encouraged to participate in Lemelson-MIT Program activities.