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The Lemelson Foundation

The Lemelson Foundation uses the power of invention to improve lives. Inspired by the belief that invention can solve many of the biggest economic and social challenges of our time, the Foundation helps the next generation of inventors and invention-based businesses to flourish. The Lemelson Foundation was established in 1992 by prolific inventor Jerome Lemelson and his wife Dorothy. To date the Foundation has made grants totaling more than $190 million in support of its mission. For more information, visit http://lemelson.org.

The Lemelson Foundation Awards Grants to Five Universities to Accelerate Environmentally and Socially Conscious Engineering  Image

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09-10-20

The Lemelson Foundation Awards Grants to Five Universities to Accelerate Environmentally and Socially Conscious Engineering

The Lemelson Foundation, the world’s leading foundation focused on improving lives through invention, announced the launch of the new Engineering for One Planet (EOP) initiative intended to instill social and environmental principles across all disciplines of engineering education.
Invention Education, a Transformational Approach to Preparing Students for an Ever-Changing Workforce, Debuts at SXSW EDU 2019  Image

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03-05-19

Invention Education, a Transformational Approach to Preparing Students for an Ever-Changing Workforce, Debuts at SXSW EDU 2019

In recognition of the growing momentum behind Invention Education, The Lemelson Foundation, a leading funder dedicated to advancing invention in service of social and economic change, will join with partners to discuss this new educational paradigm for the first time at SXSW EDU 2019, March 4-7, ...

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10-11-17

The Lemelson Foundation and Partners Release Tools to Help Inventors and Entrepreneurs Integrate Sustainability From the Start

 The Lemelson Foundation today announced the release of an integrated package of new educational and business management toolkits for invention-based entrepreneurs. Sustaining Our...

Student Inventors From Across the Nation Descend on Portland for Dynamic Entrepreneurship Conference Image

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03-01-16

Student Inventors From Across the Nation Descend on Portland for Dynamic Entrepreneurship Conference

 VentureWell, a not-for-profit organization that supports student inventors and entrepreneurs, will host its 20th annual Open Conference in Portland, Oregon on March 4-5 at t...

Indian Inventors Face Significant Challenges Bringing Life-Improving Products to Market Image

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10-06-15

Indian Inventors Face Significant Challenges Bringing Life-Improving Products to Market

 The Lemelson Foundation, the world’s leading funder of invention in service of social and economic change, today released a new report, Catalyzing Capital for Invention: Spotlight on India. The report examines India’s “impact ecosyst...

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09-18-15

The Lemelson Foundation to Divest from Fossil Fuels

 The Lemelson Foundation, the world’s leading funder of invention in service of improving lives and promoting social and economic progress, today announced it will sign on in support of

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07-08-15

The Lemelson Foundation Grows Its Expertise with Three New Team Members

The Lemelson Foundation, the world’s leading funder of invention in service of social and economic change, announced today that it has hired three new team members, expanding its capacity both locally and globally. Graham Pugh will serve as deputy director and David Coronado and Kenneth Turner ha...

The Lemelson Foundation Honors Dr. Arthur Molella with Fellowship to Advance Invention and Innovation Scholarship Image

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06-29-15

The Lemelson Foundation Honors Dr. Arthur Molella with Fellowship to Advance Invention and Innovation Scholarship

 The Lemelson Foundation, the world’s leading funder of invention in service of social and economic change, today announced endowment of the Arthur Molella Distinguished Fellowship at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History (NMAH...

The Lemelson Foundation Awards $706,000 Grant for Oregon MESA Image

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04-23-15

The Lemelson Foundation Awards $706,000 Grant for Oregon MESA

The Lemelson Foundation has awarded a grant totaling $706,000 to the Portland State University Foundation to support Oregon MESA’s (Math Engineering Science Achi...

The Lemelson Foundation Funds Establishment of <br>Pre-eminent Design and Prototyping Facility in East Africa Image

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06-18-14

The Lemelson Foundation Funds Establishment of <br>Pre-eminent Design and Prototyping Facility in East Africa

 The Lemelson Foundation, the world’s leading funder of invention in service of social and economic change, today announced it will play a founding role in the establishment of a first-of-its-kind professional engineering and prototyping space...

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