The 46th Annual Induction Ceremony

Inside the Greatest Celebration of American Innovation


The Greatest Celebration of American Innovation is an annual black-tie event hosted in partnership with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and many other sponsoring organizations. Here we honor and celebrate the world’s foremost inventors and their contributions to society. A celebratory affair, each Induction brings the world’s brightest minds together to experience surprises, stories, and unforgettable moments.

Event Details

Save the date for the 46th Annual Induction Ceremony.

May 3, 2018 | National Building Museum, Washington DC

2018 Sponsorship Benefits

Check out the best and brightest moments from the 45th Annual Induction Ceremony

Event Photos

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Sponsor Benefits
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2017 National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees

2017 Inductees

2017 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Inductee Sponsor – $100,000

Entrepreneur Sponsor – $50,000

Visionary Sponsor – $25,000

Honor Sponsors – $10,000

Inspire Sponsors – $5,000

Challenge Sponsors – $2,500

Individual Sponsor – $1,000

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James Kraus

Did You Know…

Hall of Fame Inductees make personal visits to our educational programs to help inspire future young innovators.