Help us reward ingenuity and perseverance.
The National Inventors Hall of Fame® honors the men and women 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 has contributed to and advanced society.
The invention should have contributed significantly to its industry, improving it and moving it forward.
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.