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May is National Inventors Month!

May is National Inventors Month, and we certainly know a lot of great inventors that have had a lasting impact in business. Whether they are creating new inventions that are scientific-technological, sociopolitical, or humanistic-cultural, inventors have been the creative geniuses that improve our businesses and make life better.

Join as we celebrate inventors and share with you many resources for your classroom, work, and personal enrichment.


National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF)
NIHF Collegiate Inventors Annual Competition
Entrepreneur: 9 Iconic Inventors Who Changed the World
Business Insider: The 25 Greatest Business Innovations of All Time
ThoughtCo.: History’s 15 Most Popular Inventors
Forbes: Few Entrepreneurs Are Both Inventors And Innovators – Which Are You?
World Economic Forum: These famous inventors helped changed (sic) our world, but not all their inventions were a success
Real Business: Innovators vs. inventors: Have our famous inventors simply become improvers?
We Are Teachers: 30 Famous Inventors Your Students Should Know
Business Insider: The 10 Greatest Inventors In The Modern Era
USA Today: Who invented the dishwasher, windshield wiper, call ID? Women created these 50 inventions
A mighty Girl: Sisters in Innovation: 20 Women Inventors You Should Know

WatchMojo: Top 10 Innovators Who Changed the World
Anya Historical: 10 Greatest Female Inventors in History
Shark Tank: A 15-Year-Old Entrepreneur Impresses the Sharks
Smithsonian: Meet the First Self-Made Female Millionaire
Generation Make: The 15-Year-Old Inventor Who Launched a Business
Intelligent Encounters: 14 Growing Industries of the Future [2022 Edition]
HistoryVille: 13 African American Inventors Who Changed the World
Mike Walsh: Future of Business: The 3 Big Shifts
Share America: The Female Inventors Behind Everyday Objects
60 minutes: Scamming Inventors: A Look at the Business of Inventing (1978)
Forbes: Calendly: The $3 Billion Scheduling Platform Quietly Taking the Business World By Storm
Archimedes’ Offspring: The Inventor’s Business Plan
Association of Multicultural Members of Partners: Black Inventors of the 20th and 21st Century
University of Central Arkansas: Inventor of Ubuntu-Blox at the College of Business
Business Casual: How Ford Built America – The Man Behind The Automobile


Disclaimer: The information contained in the resources represents the views and opinions for the original creators and does not necessarily represent the views or opinions of IACBE, its Boards, or its members. IACBE supports and encourages the diverse attributes of each of our member institutions as evidenced by their faculty, students, administration, and communities. We believe that excellence in business education requires respecting and valuing the unique characteristics, attributes, and perspectives of all stakeholders in the educational process and results in graduates who possess the knowledge and skills to meet the needs of the future business environment. It is our goal to work together with each of our member institutions to build a unique educational model that reflects the institution’s mission and vision, while advancing academic quality.

Stephanie Kwolek Photo credit: DuPont Co.

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