The Michelson 20MM Foundation

The Michelson Institute for Intellectual Property

NACCE has partnered with the Michelson 20MM Foundation to launch an intellectual property (IP) education pilot through community colleges across the country. IP curriculum covers the essentials of patents, trademarks, copyright, trade secrets and more. IP comprises 45 percent of the country’s total GDP today and represents 80 percent of the market value of all publicly traded companies in the United States. The pilot program began in December 2016 and continues to expand among NACCE member community colleges.

As a result of this pilot, the Michelson 20MM Foundation launched one of its flagship initiatives, the Michelson Institute for Intellectual Property (Michelson IP). They provide instructors, students, and creators with first-of-a-kind resources about patents, copyrights, trademarks, and more - all for FREE!

Interested in hosting an event to help grow IP awareness at your campus? Michelson IP can help!

“Hacking IP: Considerations for Early Stage Startups and Entrepreneurs” is a multi-city activation series to help increase IP awareness and build strong regional communities amongst businesses, startups, students and legal organizations. Each event will feature a panel of regional IP experts with a focus on critical advice and IP lessons to best support today's innovators, entrepreneurs, and inventors.

Apply below to receive technical and financial support to host an event in 2019.


Current NACCE Member Users:

  1. Anne Arundel Community College
  2. Central Piedmont Community College
  3. College of DuPage
  4. College of Marin
  5. Columbia College
  6. Community College of Aurora
  7. Delta College
  8. El Paso Community College
  9. Fayetteville Technical Community College 
  10. Fox Valley Technical College
  11. Glendale Community College
  12. Hartnell College
  13. Hillsborough Community College
  14. Irvine Valley College
  15. Ivy Tech Community College
  16. Ivy Tech Community College - Bloomington
  17. Kansas City Kansas Community College
  18. Kauai Community College
  19. Lorain County Community College
  20. Los Angeles City College
  21. Macomb Community College
  22. MiraCosta College
  23. Mohawk Valley Community College
  24. Moreno Valley College
  25. Morgan State University 
  26. Mount San Jacinto College
  27. Napa Valley College
  28. Northampton Community College
  29. North Idaho College
  30. North Seattle College
  31. Northwest Arkansas Community College
  32. Nova Scotia Community College
  33. Pasadena City College
  34. Prince George's Community College
  35. Red Rocks Community College
  36. Sacramento City College
  37. San Diego Mesa College
  38. Santa Monica College
  39. Santa Rosa Junior College
  40. Sierra College
  41. Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College
  42. Spokane Community College
  43. Stanly Community College
  44. Sussex County Community College
  45. Tarrant County College
  46. Victor Valley College