In Case You Missed It: National Inventors Month
May 29, 2014
May 29, 2014
May is National Inventors Month here in the US. I know, I know. Almost every cause has a national month. In fact, May also happens to be National Pet Month, National Bike Month and National Lyme Disease Awareness Month. You might even think the very idea of inventing sounds quaint and out of date, like the phrase “garage shop tinkerer.” You might think independent inventors disappeared after Thomas Edison. You would be wrong.
Inventors and inventing don’t get nearly the recognition they deserve. And since inventing is a very big part of life here at Intellectual Ventures, we wanted to review the top posts here on IV Insights in honor of inventors.
And as May comes to an end, we also want to extend our sincere thanks all the thinkers, dreamers and leaders this month is devoted to. Your relentless pursuit of the ideas and inventions that move the world forward is nothing short of inspiring. National Inventors Month honors each and every one of you, and although the official celebration is ending, invention moves on, improving lives around the world.
Whether you’re learning about, building, buying, or selling invention, you’re part of valued community, and we’re here to help you carry on…
A spark can trigger a life-changing idea for an inventor in a minute, and 60 seconds is all it takes for an inventor to make a huge mistake. In some extraordinary cases, perhaps both phenomena can occur in that same moment in time.Read More
Intellectual Ventures is committed to adding more women voices to the world of invention. That’s why we have partnered with Expanding your Horizons Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing gateway STEM experiences to middle and high school girls.Read More
We met with Adam recently to discuss what brought him to IDM, his hopes for the future, and how collecting snails in China convinced him to pursue a Ph.D. in Epidemiology.Read More