Help us reward ingenuity and perseverance.
The National Inventors Hall of Fame® honors the visionaries whose patented inventions have changed our world. We rely on a panel of experts in science, technology, engineering and patents to evaluate each nominee on the following criteria:
Nominees must hold a U.S. patent for an invention that is groundbreaking or a significant advancement in their field.
The invention has been put into widespread use and has improved societal well-being, provided economic benefits to the country and has advanced scientific understanding.
The lives of nominees are characterized by inspiring stories of determination, challenges overcome and beating the odds.
Nominees are leaders in their fields who understand the importance of developing the next generation of American innovators.
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Questions? Email us at [email protected] if you have any questions regarding the nomination process.