INVFactor: Anche tu genio! is a CNR-IRPPS project dedicated to ‘young inventors’ with the aim of attracting, stimulating and making use of the intuitions and creative energies acquired by young Italians during their school education. The initiative was carried out in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016, attracting a large number of participants from Italian secondary schools and producing a great media impact. The 2017 edition of INVFactor is funded by the European Commission.
Providing visibility for and fostering inventions devised by young people in schools; raising awareness among young people to encourage them to take up scientific careers; reducing the influence of social stereotypes on the world of science and scientists.