Inductees

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

Save the date for the 47th Annual Induction Ceremony on May 2, 2019, in Washington, D.C.

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.

Meet our new class of Inductees

Attend the Greatest Celebration of American Innovation
Join us at our annual Induction event in Washington, D.C. 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.