On October 1st, the Tampa Bay Inventors Council invites everyone to help them celebrate their 30th anniversary at the St. Petersburg College EpiCenter, 13805 58th St. N. in Clearwater. Guests will see the innovations and ideas nurtured by local inventors, and get to see Former Shark, Kevin Harrington of As Seen on TV, My Cool Inventions radio hosts Akos Jankura & John Cremeans, and TBIC founder Ronald Smith. There will be tables for inventors to show their ideas, speeches from guests and inventors will pitch their ideas and innovations.
See the attached flyer for more information. Register online at http://www.meetup.com/TBIC-us/events/137074852
Mark your calender for Tuesday, October 1st from 4-8 pm, and join the Tampa Bay Inventors Council to celebrate 30 years of Innovation in Tampa Bay!
“To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.” -Thomas A. Edison
You can find that wonderful quote on the homepage of the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame website.
You didn’t know there was a Florida Inventors Hall of Fame? We didn’t either. It’s close to home, too – at the University of South Florida! It caught our eye with a recent news piece about Dr. Richard Jove, Ph.D., director of the Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute of Florida (VGTI Florida®),joining the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame Advisory Board. The reason we haven’t heard of it, is because it’s brand new, just kicking off its inaugural year.
According to the website, the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame ” honors and celebrates those inventors whose achievements have advanced the quality of life for Floridians, our state and our nation. The Florida Inventors Hall of Fame encourages individuals of all ages and backgrounds to strive toward the betterment of Florida and society through continuous, groundbreaking innovation. By commending the incredible scientific work being accomplished in the state of Florida, our state will attract interest, funding, and further the growth of our innovation sector. “
Florida Inventors Hall of Fame honorees will be selected annually through an open nomination process, and reviewed by Selection Committee . The first induction ceremony will be held in 2014.
How awesome is that?!