Partner Guide

Support Our Work

Inspiring students to innovate and problem-solve begins with the people who make it possible: YOU!

The Illinois Student Invention Convention only succeeds with the support of its partners. If you believe in empowering the next generation of problem-solvers through immersive, project-based invention education, there are many ways you can get involved.


Educational Partnerships

Educational partners offer opportunities to deepen teacher and student learning during the program year or at our culminating in-person event.


Educator workshops that focus on STEM, innovation, or entrepreneurial skills that could be incorporated into the invention process

Student workshops that teach students how to incorporate coding, app development, or other STEM related skills into their invention process

If your organization already provides STEM, innovation, or entrepreneurial programming, partner with us to create an invention capstone project, so that your students can participate in our annual competition.

Students and Partners

In-Kind Donations

In-kind donations provide additional resources for the prototyping process, and they help us celebrate our students by providing prizes that expand learning beyond the classroom!

Commonly used supplies for prototyping:

Glue Guns & Glue Sticks
Clear Packing Tape
Construction Paper
Popsicle Sticks

In-kind prize donations examples:

STEM/STEAM    educational toys

Scholarships to summer camps or workshops focused on STEM, invention, or entrepreneurship

Museum passes

Other tools our sites could benefit from:


3D printers and printing materials

Coding and other STEM kits