National Medal of Technology Nominees Sought

September 19, 1997

The U.S. Department of Commerce is accepting nominations for the 1998 National Medal of Technology. The Medal of Technology recognizes technological innovators who have made lasting contributions to enhancing America's competitiveness and standard of living.

The Medal of Technology is awarded annually to individuals, teams, or companies for accomplishments in the innovation, development, commercialization, and management of technology, as evidenced by the establishment of new or significantly improved products, processes, or services.

Nominations must be submitted by

October 17. Eligibility requirements include:

  • U.S. citizenship in the case of individuals and teams.
  • Companies may be for-profit or not-for-profit, but more than 50 percent of the shares or assets must be owned by U.S. citizens.
  • Nominees who are selected as finalists will be subject to an FBI security check.

The 1998 Nomination Application Packet, including an individual/team application form and a company/division application form as well as criteria, is available on the Internet at