National Inventors Hall of Fame

The National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF) is an American not-for-profit organization, founded in 1973, which recognizes individual engineers and inventors who hold a U.S. patent of significant technology. Besides the Hall of Fame, it also operates a museum in Alexandria, Virginia, sponsors educational programs, and a collegiate competition.[1]

National Inventors Hall of Fame
AbbreviationNIHF
Formation1973
TypeNPO
Legal statusOrganization
Purpose"Honor[ing] the women and men responsible for the great technological advances that make human, social and economic progress possible."
Headquarters3701 Highland Park N.W.
North Canton, Ohio 44720
Location
Region served
United States
Membership
603 inventors
Official language
English
AffiliationsInvent Now America
Websitewww.invent.org

As of 2020, 603 inventors have been inducted, mostly constituting historic persons from the past three centuries, but including about 100 living inductees.[2] Nominees must hold a U.S. patent of significant contribution to the U.S. welfare, and which advances science and useful arts.[3] The 2020 class included 22 inventors.


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