Michigan Invention Convention

How can we empower the next generation to learn from failure, stay curious, and challenge the rules?

Michigan Invention Convention

The Michigan Invention Convention (MIC) provides students in grades 3-12 an interactive and interdisciplinary opportunity to use the invention process to create and pitch an original product at a state-wide convention. Students will build their critical thinking and entrepreneurial skills and may have the opportunity to compete in the National Invention Convention Entrepreneurship Expo.  

MIC is much more than a competition. The Henry Ford hopes that the Michigan Invention Convention will bring together problem-solvers, inventors, and entrepreneurs of all ages, backgrounds, and disciplines.


2019 Michigan Invention Convention

Michigan Invention Convention will be held April 27, 2019 at the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation.

Participate in the Michigan Invention Convention


Learn how you can get your students involved!
Educators of Michigan schools, ISDs, cooperatives, and afterschool programs serving the 3rd-12th grade student population are welcome to participate. 

Contact the Educator Ambassador in your school or district for more information. If your school or district does not currently participate in Michigan Invention Convention, contact us at inventionconvention@thehenryford.org.



Become a Student Participant and compete in an Invention Convention!
Are you a student in grades 3-12? Do you like solving problems? If you do, then Michigan Invention Convention is for you! This program gives you the chance to design an invention that solves a problem in your life, the life of a loved one, or your community. Ask your teacher how to get started!

Professionals & Organizations

Become a Judge to advise and encourage youth inventors!
MIIC Judges come from a variety of disciplines and areas of expertise but are all invested in the education of today’s youth and the idea that innovation and entrepreneurship provide ways for students to think critically and affect change in the world.

Become a Showcase Partner!

Companies, organizations, and professionals are invited to host a table at the Michigan Invention Convention to share their work and impact in areas of STEAM, education, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

Contact Us

For more information on how to get involved, please contact inventionconvention@thehenryford.org with your name, organization, and how you hope to participate.


Michigan Invention Convention

In 2018, we welcomed over 50 student projects and over 100 student inventors at The Henry Ford!

Elementary Winning Invention

i-Sleep Smart, Parkview Elementary School  

High School Winning Invention

Portable Water Source, Skyline High School  

Grand Prize & High School Winning Invention

Wristband for Deaf and Law Enforcement, Skyline High School