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EMUiNVENT provides students in 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 Michigan.


An interactive and interdisciplinary opportunity for 3-12 students to follow the invention process to create a prototype for a regional competition.


EMUiNVENT will be held virtually on March 11, 2022. Outstanding projects participate in the 2022 Invention Convention Michigan in April, 2022, organized by the Henry Ford.


Get help from engineers, university professors and EMU to convert an idea into a model. As you do it, learn the habits of famous inventors and business people.

First, second, and third place awards for:

  • Grades 3-5
  • Grades 6-8
  • Grades 9-12

How will EMU help

  • Provide you mentors to walk you through the process.
  • Hold training sessions to help you through the process of invention.

Important Dates

  • November 8, 2021: Dare 2 Design-Independent Inventor training begins
  • January 22, 2022: Registration starts
  • February 8th, 2022 @ 10AM EST Judges Training on Zoom
  • February 12th 2021 @ 6PM EST Judges Training on Zoom
  • February 20, 2022: Registration ends
  • February 2022: Video Pitch training and support
  • February 26, 2022: Video Pitch submission due (online)
  • March 11, 2022: EMUiNVENT Virtual
  • TBD: Michigan Invention Convention registration deadline
  • TBD: Michigan Invention Convention Virtual
  • TBD: Invention Convention U.S. Nationals Virtual