Honoring the greatest Florida inventors
The Florida Inventors Hall of Fame has inducted 77 notable inventors who collectively hold over 5,200 patents
Located at the USF Research Park in Tampa, the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame Museum exhibits an engaging collection of inductees’ inventions
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By encouraging scientific discovery, the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame supports a culture of creativity that fuels innovation, drives economic growth, and encourages investment in Florida.

Florida Invention Convention
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Florida Inventors Hall of Fame is proud to partner with the University of South Florida as the official state affiliate for The Henry Ford’s Invention Convention Worldwide. Starting in the spring of 2025, students from around the state will have the opportunity to come to USF to showcase their inventive projects, compete for awards and potentially advance to the national competition in Dearborn, MI. For more information, stay tuned at IGNITE.

Road Trip
Inventors on Florida Road Trip
See the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame featured on the Inventors edition of Florida Road Trip, where you’ll meet inventors and innovators with ties to Florida. From learning about the origins of refrigeration — to Wi-Fi to Gatorade to one of the most licensed technologies for NASA. Each innovation has a backstory.
A Place of Innovation
Florida is a nexus of invention in the United States, where top tier research universities, NASA Kennedy Space Center, U.S. Military Special Operations Command, and a prolific entrepreneur network, among other factors, come together to create a flourishing innovation ecosystem.

Our Story

The Florida Inventors Hall of Fame is a state-wide initiative dedicated to honoring and celebrating Florida inventors whose achievements have significantly advanced the quality of life for all Americans.


Our Legacy

By recognizing revolutionary innovators, Florida Inventors Hall of Fame inspires and encourages the next generation of problem-solvers and change-makers.


FIHF Statistics


77 Inductees


Collectively hold over 5,200 patents


2 Inductees are Nobel Laureates

Florida Inventors Hall of Fame

Inductees by Region

Thank you to our Innovation Partner

The Florida High Tech Corridor