Recently announced the National Inventors Hall of Fame®, in partnership with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), is accepting nominations for its 2019 Class of Inductees. Per the announcement nominees must hold a U.S. patent for an invention that has contributed to the progress of science and the useful arts, as well as our nation’s welfare.
Anyone has the power to nominate a potential National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductee. Ideal candidates embody stories of perseverance and passion that will inspire the next generation of American innovators.
The National Inventors Hall of Fame accepts nominations from all sources and relies on a panel of experts in science, technology, engineering, and patents to screen, vet, and make final selections.
Nominations are evaluated based on the following criteria:
- Patents: Nominees must hold a U.S patent for an invention that has contributed to and advanced society
- Progressive: The invention should have contributed significantly to industry, progressing it forward and improving it
- Perseverance: The lives of nominees are characterized by inspiring stories of determination, challenges overcome, and beating the odds
- Passion: Nominees are leaders in their fields who understand the importance of developing the next generation of American innovators
To submit a nomination visit: http://www.invent.org/honor/inductees/nominate-an-inventor/. The nominations for the 2019 Class ends March 31, 2018. Below is a screen shot of what the form consists of to nominate the inventor.
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About the National Inventors Hall of Fame The National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF) is the premier nonprofit organization in America dedicated to recognizing inventors and invention, promoting creativity, and advancing the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship. Founded in 1973 in partnership with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, NIHF is committed to not only honoring the individuals whose inventions have made the world a better place, but to ensuring American ingenuity continues to thrive in the hands of coming generations through its national, hands-on educational programming and collegiate competitions focused on the exploration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum is a Smithsonian Affiliate.
Historical Inductees in the National Inventors Hall of Fame include innovation luminaries such as Thomas Edison, Alfred Nobel, George Washington Carver and Walt Disney. Recent Inductees include Steve Sasson (digital camera), Art Fry and Spencer Silver (Post-it® Notes), Stephanie Kwolek (Kevlar® fiber), and Jaap Haartsen (Bluetooth® wireless technology).