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Aggies Invent


Solving Problems in 48 Hours

Aggies Invent is a 48 hour intensive design experience offered at the Engineering Innovation Center (EIC), a 20,000 square foot rapid prototyping lab. The format of the experience is to engage 60 or more students in multidiscipline/multi-level teams in hands on projects that will push their innovation, creativity, and communication skills. Each event will have a specific theme and will be designed in collaboration with industry and faculty. At the final presentations, Aggies Invent teams will compete for cash awards. 1st place – $1,000, 2nd place – $750, and 3rd place – $500 per team.

The end goal is to provide students the opportunity to acquire skills essential to becoming successful innovation leaders and support them in founding startup companies.

Upcoming Events

September 1-3, 2017
Bring Your Own Idea

October 13-15, 2017

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Texas A&M Invents for Intelligent Future at SXSW

Texas A&M Invents for Intelligent Future

March 11-12, 2017
Hotel Van Zandt, Austin, Texas

Texas A&M Invents for Intelligent Future challenged three student teams to dream, design and develop technology that will make an intelligent future a reality.

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Bring Your Own Idea

September 1-3, 2017

Registration Closes Aug 25

Have an idea you want to bring to the market? Want to team with someone who has a great idea? This Aggies Invent is for you. Register for this very unique and fun Aggies Invent. Pitch your idea and if it is chosen, then you and your team will compete for $2,225.00 in prize money.

SOCOM (Special Operations Command)

October 13-15, 2017

Registration Sept 4-Oct 6

SOCOM invites you to put your innovation and design skills to the test by developing novel products to assist the sponsoring agency, the United States SPECIAL Operations Command. You will be tasked to solve problems in the fields of counterinsurgency and counterterrorism, foreign humanitarian assistance, and hostage rescue and recovery. Are you up for the challenge?


November 17-19, 2017

Registration Oct 16-Nov 10

Augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) are taking the world by storm! From immersive gaming experiences to training programs for astronauts, there is a wide range of industries that benefit from AR/VR. As the primary sponsor for this weekend, Dell will be providing AR/VR equipment and expertise to assist students all weekend long. We want to see students dream up the next generation in AR/VR software, wearables and so much more!

Invent for the Planet

February 16-18, 2018

Registration Nov 13-Feb 9

Make your mark on the world during Aggies Invent: Invent for the Planet. You will focus on developing products to make the world a better place for the inventors of tomorrow. How can you tackle big issues such as species conservation and human rights? Put your skills to the test during this exciting and motivating weekend. This weekend is particularly special as campuses all over the world will host their own simultaneous Invent for the Planet. The sun never sets on innovation.

Music and Technology

March 2-4, 2018

Registration Jan 15-Feb 23

Music and technology collide for one brilliant weekend. Music fills our daily lives and you can have an impact on the music of tomorrow. How can you apply technological innovation to the music industry to help artists, producers and listeners? Use your passion to fuel your creativity and usher in the new era of musical production and experience. In partnership with Gibson Guitars and the Texas Music Office, this is one show you won’t want to miss.

Assistive Technology

April 6-8, 2018

Registration Feb 26-Mar 30

Approximately 19% of the U.S. population has some form of disability. This Aggies Invent will focus on how to use technology and innovation to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities. How can you improve a classroom for a student who is visually impaired? What type of technology can be developed to allow a physically disabled adult to live more independently? In collaboration with Engineering Information Technology and Texas A&M Student Disability Services, we want to challenge you to help improve the lives of over 57 million Americans.