Invention of the Year Overview

    The Invention of the Year program is an important part of the NASA patent program. There are two competitions—the NASA Commercial Invention of the Year and the NASA Government Invention of the Year.

    The eligibility requirements for the NASA Commercial Invention of the Year Award are tied closely to the National Inventor of the Year event promoted by the Intellectual Property Owners (IPO) Educational Foundation.

    The ICB and the yearly competition sponsors may award either, both or neither category for a given competition year.

    The IOY Competition is traditionally held the year after the title year. The 2012 competition will be held February 6-7, 2013.

Invention of the Year Award Winners

ICB Awards by NASA Center