Invention Convention Michigan

How can we empower the next generation to learn from failure, stay curious, and challenge the rules?

Invention Convention Michigan

COVID-19 Update: The 2020 Invention Convention Michigan event scheduled for April 25 has been canceled. The competition will now take place online. If you are a student who received an invitation to ICM (or are a parent of a student who qualified) and have not yet received the new registration guidelines, please email

If you are an educator or student interested in participating in the 2020-21 Invention Convention Michigan program, please email for more information and to register your school by December 31, 2020.

Invention Convention Michigan provides students in grades 3-12 an interactive and interdisciplinary opportunity to use the invention process to create and pitch an original product at a state-wide convention. Students will build their critical thinking and entrepreneurial skills and may qualify to compete at Invention Convention U.S. Nationals.

The Henry Ford hopes that Invention Convention Michigan will bring together problem-solvers, inventors, and entrepreneurs of all ages, backgrounds, and disciplines.

2020 Invention Convention Michigan

Invention Convention Michigan will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2020.

Participate in Invention Convention Michigan


Get your students involved!
Educators of Michigan schools, ISDs, cooperatives, and afterschool programs serving the 3rd-12th grade student population are welcome to participate.

Contact the Educator Ambassador in your school or district for more information. If your school or district does not currently participate in Invention Convention Michigan, contact us at


Become a Student Participant and compete in an Invention Convention!
Are you a student in grades 3-12? Do you like solving problems? If you do, then Invention Convention Michigan is for you! This program gives you the chance to design an invention that solves a problem in your life, your community, or the world. Ask your teacher how to get started!

Professionals & Organizations

Become a Judge to advise and encourage youth inventors!
Invention Convention Michigan judges come from a variety of disciplines and areas of expertise but all share the belief that innovation and entrepreneurship provide ways for students to think critically and affect change in the world.

Become a Showcase Partner!

Companies and organizations are invited to host tables at the Invention Convention Michigan to share their work and impact in invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

Contact Us

For more information on how to get involved, please contact with your name, organization, and how you hope to participate.

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Invention Convention Michigan

In 2019, we welcomed over 110 student projects and more than 180 student inventors!

Elementary Winning Invention

Stop, Drop, & Roll, Brown/Miller Elementary  

Middle School Winning Invention

S.P.A. (Student Packaging Assistant), Novi Meadows Elementary  

Grand Prize & High School Winning Invention

AutoImage, Huron High School  

Educators’ Choice Winning Invention

S3, Village Oaks Elementary