2021 Inventure Prize competition hosted by NC State

This year’s ACC Inventure Prize Competition features undergraduate inventors from 13 universities.  All 13 of their 3-minute pitches will air on PBS in at least six states.  The hour-long broadcast (up from 30 minutes) includes judges questioning the top 5 presenters and a brief report on the commercial success of several winners in previous years.  The presentations are amazing!  I urge you to tune in.

Most premieres are this week, Wednesday, April 21st.  Specific times in each state are listed below.  If you miss the broadcast, the 3-minute presentations (but not the judges’ comments and retrospective) will continue to live on the prize website (https://accinventureprize.com/).

Broadcast times for Inventure Prize Competition–

  • Notre Dame–WNIT, 4/21 at 7p (premiere)
  • Louisville–KET, 4/21 at 7p
  • GA Tech–GPB, 4/21 at 7p
  • Clemson–SCETV, 4/21 at 7p
  • VA Tech–WBRA, 4/21 at 7p (& streaming on their YouTube channel after)
  • Florida State–4FSU, 4/21 at 7p & rebroadcasting on WFSU 4/22 at 7p
  • NC State/UNC/Duke/Wake Forest–PBS North Carolina, 4/21 at 7p
  • Syracuse–WCNY, 4/25 at 3p
  • Miami–South Florida PBS, 4/25 at 4p
  • BC, Pitt, and UVa—still to be scheduled