InventOR 2021
Invent Oregon is an exciting competition for college and university students with ideas for inventions to address today’s most pressing problems. Through the Invent Oregon program, students are empowered through mentorship and education to see themselves as innovators. They receive up to $2,500 in development grants to take their invention from an idea to a working prototype while learning about the process of commercialization.

Student teams selected to participate at the Invent Oregon Collegiate Challenge finals, will present their invention and compete for $30,000 in cash prizes.

Please review the rules and eligibility criteria

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To apply please complete the form below by April 15th, 2022

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Team Name:
Primary Contact Information
First and Last Name *
College or University Institution *
Phone Number *
Email *
Team Members Contact Information
Include the following information for all your team members : First and Last  Name, College or University, Phone Number, Email Address.

Teams must consist of one or more people. At least one team member must be directly affiliated with an Oregon college or university as described on the rules section of the competition at We recommend that teams consist of one technical and one business lead.

What is the specific problem you seek to solve? Limit response to 150 words. *
How does your concept solve that problem? Limit response to 150 words. *
What is the market for the proposed solution? (Please be as specific as possible. Who will buy your product or service?) Limit response to 150 words. *
If selected as a semi-finalist, how specifically will your team use the development grant*? How much do you think you can accomplish in 90 days? (*If selected your team will receive $500 to develop a pre-prototype. If you team advances to the finals, your team will receive an additional $2,000). Limit response to 150 words. *
If your concept was adopted at scale, what is the potential broad, long-term impact? Limit response to 150 words. *
Please provide brief (no longer than one paragraph) bios for each team member. Limit response to 150 words. *
Optional Supplemental Materials
If you have any drawings, models, mockups, etc., email them to XXX for consideration with your application.
Optional Supplemental Video
If you would like to create a 1-2 minute video describing your concept, please feel free to include the YouTube link below for consideration with your application.
Please confirm that, if selected, that we require (non-negotiable) that members attend InventOR bootcamp scheduled for April. This two day event will take place virtually. All advancing finalist teams will also be required to attend InventOR finals in June 2021. Finals are tentatively planned to be hosted virtually.
Initials here for each team member. *
I acknowledge that I and every team member read and agrees to abide by the rules and eligibility requirements as described at
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