Independent Inventor Program

We envision a world in which all young learners have access to innovation, invention, and entrepreneurial learning to gain the confidence and skills to control their own destiny and help shape a better future.


Who Can Participate?

The ICW Independent Inventor Program (IIP) is designed for students in the United States that have a passion for inventing and educators who are interested in including invention curriculum into their classrooms and find themselves in one of the following categories:

You live in a state that does not currently have an ICW affiliate or program

You are a K-12 student who is outside of the grade or age-range supported by your local ICW program

You are a homeschooled student and your ICW affiliate or program does not accept individual participants (many ICW affiliates do accept independent inventors, so it’s important to check with your region’s ICW affiliate program first)

Students may only participate in the IIP if they do not have access to participating in a local or state affiliate and students may only participate in one Invention Convention pathway

Useful Links


Register your Intent to Participate

Ready to get started? Independent teachers and students who wish to participate in the Independent Inventor Program should register their intent to participate by January 12, 2024.

Register Here

Information Session

Want to learn more about the Independent Inventor Program and our staff? Please Register for an information session.

How Can We Help You to Get Involved?

Invention Convention Worldwide

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Bringing Young Innovators Together

Winning inventors and entrepreneurs are invited to compete at these prestigious, high-profile annual events.