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Jump-start the next generation of problem-solvers and innovative thinkers

Help us equip young learners with 21st century skills.

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

The Chicago Student Invention Convention only succeeds with the support of its partners. If you believe in closing innovation opportunity gaps and empowering students through immersive, project-based invention education, there are many ways you can get involved.


Students face a future of increasingly complex problems.

The Chicago Student Invention Convention, an annual program of Chicago Innovation, offers a powerful approach to prepare K-8th graders today with the innovative skills they will need tomorrow to succeed in life and work in the 21st century.

Teachers facilitate the invention process through a curriculum designed to foster critical thinking and innovation. Students transform into innovators as they research and create original invention prototypes that are targeted at solving problems they have faced in their own lives.

Now more than ever, we seek the support of sponsors to ensure that the program is provided free of charge for the students and teachers who need it the most.

Learn more about sponsorship

Schedule a meeting with CSIC staff to learn more about how we help to bridge an innovation opportunity gap within underserved schools and how you can help support our mission.

Commit to your sponsorship level

Our three sponsorship levels offer a number of year-round recognition, relationship building, employee engagement opportunities, media, and advertising benefits.

Connect with CSIC as a Sponsor

Customize your experience with CSIC so that your company’s engagement with our community in the best fit for you.

There are many opportunities for relationship building, recognition, or direct engagement, as desired.

Are you ready to make a difference?

By supporting Chicago Student Invention Convention, you are:

  • Empowering educators to take on innovative teaching methods without financial barriers that could otherwise prevent them from bringing high-impact practices to their classrooms
  • Engaging students in the invention process and furthering their exposure to STEM at a young age, helping them develop an awareness and appreciation of STEM learning as well as the 21st century skills propelling them to become the future leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs of Illinois
  • Elevating STEM learning beyond the classroom into the real world through industry mentorship tracks, patenting and prototyping of student inventions, and a series of escalating public events and competitions