IDEATE: Frequently Asked Questions

Student Inventions

What defines a team?
How does our team come up with a project idea?
Can our invention be electromechanical and/or software-based?
How much does it cost to participate in IDEATE?

Student Teams

Can our school field more than one team?
Are students required to be enrolled in a specific high school?
Can we register without having picked a project?
Can we change what project we want to work on?
Can we get help?


What are the awards for the national winners?
How will my team be judged?
If our team becomes a finalist, what is expected?
Can my school still participate if we're distance learning?