Nominations for the National Medal of Technology and Innovation are now open

Published on: 02/07/2023 13:42 PM





Nominations for the National Medal of Technology and Innovation are now open

NMTI medal


The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is seeking nominations for the 2023 National Medal of Technology and Innovation (NMTI). The NMTI is the nation’s highest honor for technological achievement, bestowed by the President of the United States. Learn more in our press release and Director's Blog

The medal is awarded to individuals, teams, and companies for their outstanding contributions to the nation’s economic, environmental, and social well-being through the development and commercialization of technological products, processes and concepts, technological innovation, and strengthening of the nation’s technological workforce.

“The recipients of this medal have improved our daily lives and have changed our world for the better. We are inspired by their creativity and ingenuity and know that they will serve as an inspiration for others to innovate, create, and pursue their dreams. Now, more than ever, we need to incentivize and protect more innovation, entrepreneurship, and creativity, and bring them all to impact to solve world problems and increase American competitiveness. We welcome all nominations, including those from underrepresented communities whose ideas have advanced us as a society and a nation,” said Kathi Vidal, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO.

Anyone can nominate a candidate for the NMTI by submitting the online nomination form and letters of support. Applicants must complete nominations before midnight ET on May 26. We invite a wide range of submissions that will demonstrate the breadth of innovation taking place throughout the United States. Nominations of candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged.

For more information, view a recorded webinar about the nomination process or visit the NMTI webpage on the USPTO website.


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