February 16th is observed annually as Innovation Day, a holiday that recognizes the creativity and the repeated searches for knowledge that makes innovation possible for countries around the world. At this very moment, some of the most daunting challenges faced by humanity are quietly being worked on by young people who have decided to follow their dreams and chase careers in technology and other innovation-driven industries.
This day allows all of us to give a big hand to these people and encourage them to keep pushing against the margins of what is possible and what is impossible. Humanity can solve its problems, as long as people are willing to embrace innovation.
The History Of Innovation Day
This holiday was created a few years ago by the Society of Chemical Industry and The Science History Institute. They created this holiday to specifically show appreciation to those creators who have made innovative discoveries or who have created the next big piece of technology that carried society forward. This day is also seen as a day to encourage the next generation to pursue careers in STEM.
The Greatest Innovators Of All Time
If you look online and look for a list of the greatest innovators of all time, you’re likely to find a whole lot of different lists with different people on them. That’s because no one can really agree on what are the greatest innovators of all time. That’s why we’ve decided to create our own list of who we consider being the greatest innovators of all time. Let’s look at them below.
- Thomas Edison
- Benjamin Franklin
- Leonardo Da Vinci
- Alexander Graham Bell
- Marie Curie
- The Wright Brothers
- Richard Feynman
- Bill Gates
Observing Innovation Day
One of the ways that we think that people should observe this holiday is to take time out of their busy schedules to learn about the innovators of modern society. These are the men and women who pushed big ideas that helped society reach new heights.
There are plenty of books on this subject that people can read about these innovators and we sincerely hope that people read some of these books on this day. This is also a good day for people to encourage young people to pursue careers in STEM or other areas of innovation.
This is also a good day for people to tap into their own innovation to see if they can create the next big invention. And as always, people are encouraged to spread the word about this holiday using the hashtag #InnovationDay on social media.