Inductees of the National Inventors Hall of Fame Have Changed Our World

Our Inductees’ diverse stories inspire the next generation of innovators.
Honoring the Greatest Innovators

The National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF) recognizes the enduring legacies of exceptional U.S. patent holders. Inventors not only create new inventions, but they can create new industries that employ millions of people. Their innovations truly improve our society. With each new class of Inductees, we not only applaud their inventions, but we provide opportunities for them to engage and inspire the inventors of tomorrow. Their influence can inspire the future and motivate the next great innovator to transform our world.

Explore Hall of Fame Inductees

Looking for the full list of all our Inductees and their inventions? Click below to find all Inductees in alphabetical order.

Meet our 2022 class of Inductees

Attend the Greatest Celebration of American Innovation
Join us at our annual Induction event in Washington, D.C. on May 5, 2022 as we applaud groundbreaking innovation and welcome the newest Inductees to the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

Enjoy an unforgettable evening

Our elegant, black-tie event is an experience unlike any other.

Meet famous inventors

Celebrate alongside the world’s foremost innovators.

Further our mission

Show your support for Inductee-influenced, STEM-based education programs.

Our Inductees contribute to ongoing innovation

Inductees pay it forward by getting involved with our STEM education programs, guiding young minds to develop the next great ideas.