TAMPA, Fla. (Oct. 25. 2022) -- The Florida Inventors Hall of Fame is inviting nominations for the 2023 class of inductees. This award recognizes distinguished inventors with a connection to Florida, whose achievements have advanced quality of life for the state and the nation.
“Inductees to the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame represent some of our nation’s greatest achievements across academia, industry and government,” said Paul Sanberg, chair of the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame Advisory Board and president of the National Academy of Inventors. “They shine a spotlight on Florida as a powerhouse of innovation.”
Eligible nominees must be a named inventor on a patent issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office and have a connection to, or affiliation with, Florida. The impact of the nominee’s invention should be significant to society as a whole, and the invention should have been commercialized, utilized or have led to important innovations. Nominees may be living or deceased. No self-nominations will be accepted.
To nominate an individual, visit https://floridainvents.org/nominate/ for instructions and access to the nomination portal.
Nominations opened Oct. 1, 2022, and the deadline for submitting nominations is Feb. 1, 2023.
Inductees will be selected by a diverse committee of experts from Florida and the nation’s innovation, research and patenting ecosystems.
Inductees elected to the Hall of Fame will be recognized at the 10th Anniversary Florida Inventors Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Gala, to be held on the evening of Oct. 6, 2023, at the Tampa Marriott Water Street.
For questions or assistance with any aspect of the nomination process, please contact Chloe Bear at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame
The Florida Inventors Hall of Fame (FIHF) recognizes and commends Florida inventors whose achievements have advanced the quality of life for Floridians, the state and the nation. Founded in 2013 and housed in the USF Research Park in Tampa, FIHF was recognized by the Florida Senate Resolution 1756 in April of 2014. FIHF encourages individuals of all ages and backgrounds to strive toward the betterment of Florida and society through continuous, groundbreaking innovation, and, by commending the incredible scientific work being accomplished in the state, to further the growth of Florida’s innovation sector. Learn more at www.FloridaInvents.org.