PennVention Student Inventors Competition 2011


Achievement Round submissions due


Competition Organizer

University of Pennsylvania's Weiss Tech House

Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


Competition Category
  • Graduate - Local U.S.
  • Undergraduate - Local U.S.
  • Specialized Industries
Who's Eligible
Any team with at least one active member who is a degree-candidate student of the University of Pennsylvania (graduate or undergraduate) may enter. Teams that have received twenty-five thousand dollars or more from outside financing are not eligible. 

PennVention accepts invention ideas pertaining to a broad range of industries including but not limited to:
- Consumer products
- Medical Devices
- Environmental Devices
- Electronics
- High-Tech products

Important Dates

Achievement Round team packets must be submitted by February 15, 2011. Ten finalists will pitch their idea at the Invention Fair on April 8, 2011.

Competition Prizes

Grand prize: $5,000, 2nd place: $2,500, 3rd place: $1,000

An additional $18,000 in in-kind prizes and services will also be awarded.

Other Info

Participants can choose to take part in a "Mini-Mentoring Marathon", in which they can discuss their invention idea to industry leaders and receive feedback and advice.