The 45th Annual Induction Ceremony

Inside the Greatest Celebration of American Innovation

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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

The 45th Annual Induction Ceremony was held May 4, 2017 at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. This celebratory event honored our 2017 Class of Inductees.

Check out the best and brightest moments of the night!

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Save the date for the 46th Annual National Inventors Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony: May 3, 2018!

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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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Did You Know…

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

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