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Inventure 2012

February 17, 2012 4:37am (EST)

Spring is almost here. While that may have you longing for a luxurious Spring Break, I’m chomping at the bit to find out more about this year’s Inventure Prize Competition!

The Inventure Prize is a joint effort between Georgia Public Broadcasting and Georgia Tech to bring you a competitive reality show of ground-breaking inventions. The competitors are students at Georgia Tech who work, some of them for years, to perfect their ideas into tangible creations that will benefit society. And the prizes up for grabs are substantial:

First Place Prize: a cash prize of $15,000, a free US patent filing by Georgia Tech's Office of Technology Licensing (valued at approximately $20,000) and business services to pursue commercialization, such as funding opportunities, office space, market vetting and mentorship by faculty and industry entrepreneurs.
Second Place Prize: a cash prize of $10,000 (sponsored by the ACC Intercollegiate Academic Collaborative), a free US patent filing by Georgia Tech's Office of Technology Licensing (valued at approximately $20,000) and business services to pursue commercialization, such as funding opportunities, office space, market vetting and mentorship by faculty and industry entrepreneurs.
The People's Choice Award: a cash prize of $5,000 (provided by the NCR Corporation). The live audience and broadcast viewers will have the opportunity to help select the winner of this award by voting on the internet or by text message.

You can watch this year’s competition on GPB March 13 at 7 p.m.
Join New York Times technology columnist and NOVA television host David Pogue in finding the next superstar inventor. Take part in our live blog and viewer’s choice vote online during the show at www.gpb.org.

All volunteers receive training, free parking and a catered meal provided by Carole Parks Catering.

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