Welcome to the AAAS-Lemelson Invention Ambassadors Program

“We strive to help cultivate a new and diverse generation of inventors.”

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FUN FACTS

We have 31 innovative Invention Ambassadors with over 1600 patents and lots of wonderful inventions that change the way we live!

GREAT IDEAS

Our commitment is to showcase the human face of inventors and give inventors a platform that allows them to demonstrate their role as change agents in society and problem solvers.

OPPORTUNITIES

Our Invention Ambassadors INSPIRE a new and diverse generation of inventors dedicated to solving difficult global challenges, INFORM on the components needed to create inventions that sustainably solve global problems, and INFLUENCE policy makers, thought leaders, and the community. Learn how to apply here

MEET OUR AMBASSADORS

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Inventors Help Change The World!

THE SELECTION PROCESS

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WHO WE ARE

“We are committed to providing inventors a platform that allows them to demonstrate their role as change agents in society and as problem solvers”

Our mission is to enrich a fresh and diverse generation of young inventors worldwide by expanding global understanding of the role of invention in creating new products, building new intuitive businesses, and cultivating the importance of invention education to foster innovation.

“Our goal is to continually build and disseminate our knowledge about invention, its purpose and impact; and the ingredients necessary to ensure that the future of invention and inventors is bright and woven tightly into the fabric of our society.” Meet the team.

Vision

Our vision is to showcase the human face of inventors in order to inspire, inform and influence thought leaders, and global communities.

Our Mission

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and The Lemelson Foundation have joined forces to create the AAAS-Lemelson Invention Ambassadors Program designed to celebrate and highlight the importance of invention and inventors.

Through our partnership, we strive to help cultivate a new and diverse generation of inventors and increase global understanding of the role of invention in creating new products and building new businesses, and the importance of inventors and invention education in building economies and fostering innovation.

Understanding the need for invention, the knowledge that invention helps to create and the dual and complementary roles of invention and innovation for 21st century public problem solving is critical–every aspect of our problem solving requirements must be considered and acted upon including talent creation; the skill-set, aspirations and inspiration from our inventors; science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) basic research; and the innovation ecosystem.

Strategic Goals

  • Celebrate the Importance of Invention and Young Inventors
  • Increase Societies’ Understanding of the Critical Role Invention Has on Our Quality of Life
  • Provide Resources to Support Future Inventors
  • Promoting the Importance of Industry Diversity
  • Increase Global Understanding of the Role of Invention, Inventors and Invention Education and the Need for a Robust Invention Ecosystem in Building Economies and Fostering Innovation
  • Heighten Awareness of Invention’s Vital Role in Addressing Global Challenges
  • Celebrate Inventors Who Insist on Improving and Sustaining Our Earth’s Environment

To best meet the goals and objectives of the program, AAAS-Lemelson Invention Ambassadors concentrate their efforts on:

  • Influencing and informing public policy, including but not limited to federal and university policies.
  • Highlighting the importance of and necessary ingredients for creating/inspiring talent.

How We Do It

  • Events, such as conferences, workshops, Ambassadors talks
  • Informative resources such as articles and videos

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