The Florida Inventors Hall of Fame encourages individuals of all ages and backgrounds to strive toward the betterment of Florida and society through continuous, groundbreaking innovation. By commending the incredible scientific work being accomplished in the state of Florida, our state will attract interest, funding, and further the growth of our innovation sector. The Florida Inventors Hall of Fame, located at the University of South Florida, Tampa, is now in its inaugural year.
The Advisory Board of the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame comprises outstanding, eclectic leaders and inventors from public corporations, private businesses, research universities, nonprofit institutes, governmental agencies, and other areas.
Honorees are selected annually through a nomination process open to all inventors in the State of Florida. The nominations are reviewed by a Selection Committee made up of distinguished experts in relevant fields of innovation. Nominees elected to the Hall of Fame are inducted at an annual ceremony, where their achievements are honored and their influence on society acknowledged and celebrated. The first induction ceremony will be held on September 10, 2014.
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|Randy E. Berridge, President||Florida High Tech Corridor Council|
|Jeffrey P. Brandes, Senator||Florida Senate, 22nd District|
|Curtis R. Carlson, President & CEO||SRI International|
|Kathy Castor, Congresswoman||Florida’s 14th Congressional District|
|Anthony James Catanese, President||Florida Institute of Technology|
|Jonathan M. Ellen, President & Physician-in-Chief||All Children’s Hospital, Johns Hopkins Medicine|
|Margaret Focarino, U.S. Commissioner for Patents||U.S. Patent and Trademark Office|
|Kenneth Ford, Founder & CEO||Institute of Human & Machine Cognition|
|Judy Genshaft, President||University of South Florida System|
|William Scott Green, Senior Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education||University of Miami|
|John Hitt, President||University of Central Florida|
|Richard A. Houghten, Founder, CEO & President||Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies|
|Richard Jove, Institute Director||Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute of Florida|
|Alan List, CEO||Moffitt Cancer Center|
|Michael A. Marletta, President & CEO||The Scripps Research Institute|
|Arthur Molella, Director||Lemelson Center at the Smithsonian Institution|
|Ed H. Moore, President||Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida|
|JoAnn Newman, President & CEO||Orlando Science Center|
|Wit Ostrenko, President & CEO||Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI)|
|Janet E. Petro, Deputy Director||NASA - John F. Kennedy Space Center|
|Jeffrey Pridmore, Vice President of Technical Operations for Missiles and Fire Control||Lockheed Martin Corporation|
|Grover C. Robinson IV, Commissioner and President-Elect||Florida Association of Counties|
|Mark B. Rosenberg, President||Florida International University|
|Dennis A. Ross, Congressman||Florida’s 15th Congressional District|
|Paul R. Sanberg, President||National Academy of Inventors|
|Sanjay Sesodia, President||Florida Academy of Sciences|
|Mark Sharpe, Commissioner||Hillsborough County, FL Board of Commissioners|
|James D. Shields, President & CEO||The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory|
|Michael Sittig, Executive Director||Florida League of Cities, Inc.|
|Gillian Thomas, President & CEO||Miami Science Museum|
|Kristiina Vuori, President & Interim CEO||Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute|
|Wendy Abberger, President||Leadership Florida|
|Sharon A. Heise, Associate Director||Institute for Human & Machine Cognition|
|David R. Makufka, Manager||Technology Transfer, Kennedy Space Center|
|David P. Norton, Vice President for Research||University of Florida|
|Gary K. Ostrander, Vice President for Research||Florida State University|
|Paul R. Sanberg, Senior Vice President for Research & Innovation||University of South Florida|
|M.J. Soileau, Vice President for Research & Commercialization||University of Central Florida|
|Jack Sullivan Jr., CEO||Florida Research Consortium|
Honorees are selected annually through a nomination process open to all inventors in the State of Florida. The nominations are reviewed by a Selection Committee comprising distinguished experts in the relevant fields of innovation.
Nominees elected to the Hall of Fame will be inducted at an annual ceremony, where their achievements will be honored and their influence on society acknowledged and celebrated.
The inaugural Florida Inventors Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Gala will be held on September 10, 2014 in Tampa, FL.
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To nominate an individual for the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame, the nominator should: