Funders & Partners

The National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance was established in 1995 with support from The Lemelson Foundation, the legacy of prolific American inventor Jerome Lemelson. NCIIA is a non-profit 501C3 and sustains its programs and offerings with the support of private and federal funding.

The NCIIA and its programs receive support from:

the Lemelson foundation - improving lives through invention
National Science Foundation United States Agency for International Development - USAID From the American People
Blue Sky Foundation epicenter - National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation