Please join us for the INPEX IDUSA International Inventor and Entrepreneurship Education Contest & Reception from August 8 to August 9, 2018, in Pittsburgh, PA!

The Invention and New Product Exposition (INPEX) has been America’s largest invention trade show and is organized by InventHelp for 32 years. The first INPEX trade show took place in 1985 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. INPEX is currently going through a time of transition and developing INPEX into more than just a trade show.

In 2018, we are shifting the focus towards innovation and entrepreneurship education and organizing INPEX IDUSA 2018, an invention & entrepreneurship contest and an annual educational event that gives youth the chance to tap into their creativity and put their invention on display. There will be around 150 young inventors from all over the world attending this year’s event. We are cordially inviting talents from Pennsylvania to take a part in this opportunity to showcase your innovative ideas and grow your insights into entrepreneurship.  

Why Participate in INPEX IDUSA:

  • Showcase your inventions or business ideas with other   young inventors around the globe
  • Win medals for your innovation and creativity
  • Attend the young inventors lunch reception
  • Attendance completely free to PA participants


  • Students in grades K-12
  • All kinds of inventions, business plans or product ideas are welcome
  • Presentation type: demo and/or poster

Awards and Prizes:

  • Gold / Silver / Bronze medal
  • Certificate of participation
  • A $50 Innovation Fund for participants from our partnering organization

Event Schedule:

August.08, 2018

Location: Carnegie Science Center

Allegheny Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

10:00 – 12:00 Exhibition & Presentations

10-minute presentation and 5 minutes of Q & A with the judges

12:30 – 14:00 Break

14:00 – 17:00 Exhibition & Presentations

*Students will receive a one-day complimentary pass to enter Carnegie Science Center

August.09, 2018

Location: Connan Room @ Carnegie Mellon University

      Jared L. Cohon University Center

                 5032 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213

10:00 – 12:30   Award Ceremony

12:30 – 14:00   Lunch Reception and Networking