Gates Invention & Innovation
The Gates Invention & Innovation Program encourages creative thinking, risk-taking, and entrepreneurial spirit, while developing an appreciation for hard work and accomplishment.
The Charles C. Gates Invention & Innovation Competition, held annually during Spring Family Weekend, offers students the opportunity to participate in a creative process, identify needs or new business opportunities, and develop practical solutions.
Beginning each fall and concluding with Competition Presentations in the spring, each student or student team designs and builds an invention that must perform a practical function, make life easier or safer, entertain, or solve an everyday problem.
Gates at Cardigan is just a natural fit. Boys are tinkerers, boys like to take things apart. Boys are so inquisitive, especially at this age. Our program provides the ability to take things apart, put things together, to learn from that process, to be inventive.
Former Gates Coach DavID Auerbach
The Charles C. Gates Invention & Innovation Competition is an academic and afternoon program offering at Cardigan made possible by the Gates Frontiers Fund.