Nanovation Competition 2019

The California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) at UCLA is proud to present its annual Nanovation Competition. Ten teams of 4-5 middle and high school students with a teacher leader and UCLA graduate student mentors will create cutting-edge design and technology business proposals based off of CNSI’s Nanoscience Institute workshop series.


The event will be live streamed on Wednesday May 22 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The top 3 winning teams will be awarded science classroom supplies, and will be selected by a jury of UCLA professors and Los Angeles business professionals.

  • First place: $2000 in classroom supplies.
  • Second place: $1000 in classroom supplies.
  • Third place: $500 in classroom supplies.

All ten finalist teams will receive an award for completing the pitch and final business proposal submissions.

Timeline of events

  • January 7 – Call for submissions is officially open.
  • January 25 – Submission deadline.
  • February 8 – Up to 10 finalists announced.
  • February 28 – Kick-off meeting at CNSI.
  • March 2 – Business workshop (teacher & mentors).
  • May 22 – Final presentations and judging at CNSI.