Modern Marvels Invent Now Winner Announced

Posted by Kristen Cichocki at May 15, 2007 12:03 PM

Modern Marvels Invent Now Winner Announced

Michael Sykes, who invented an environmentally friendly, economical and efficient system for building houses, has been selected as the Grand Prize Winner in the annual Modern Marvels Invent Now Challenge. The Challenge, a national competition in search of America’s next great inventor is co-sponsored by the History Channel, the National Inventors Hall of Fame Foundation and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Sykes was one of five finalists and will receive $25,000. In addition, his invention, the Enertia Building System, will be featured along with the other four finalists during Modern Marvels Invent Now Week on the History Channel May 15-17. Check local listings for times.

In conjunction with this year’s challenge, the USPTO and the National Inventors Hall of Fame Foundation hosted a two day independent inventors conference at the New York Academy of Sciences in Manhattan. The conference featured presentations by top USPTO officials, successful inventors and entrepreneurs.

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