The Edison Innovation Foundation is a nonprofit organization that supports the Edison Legacy and encourages students (including women and minorities) to embrace careers in science, technology, and engineering and is committed to educating the next generation of great innovators while using Thomas Edison and his Invention Factory in South Orange, NJ as the foundation of our efforts.
Thomas Edison and his innovation drove us through the industrial age and will continue to drive us into the future. Since 1996, we have strived to carry on this important work through education support, professional awards, historical preservation, and much more.
The Edison Innovation Foundation has sponsored many contests and awards that encourage innovation in our society today such as the Thomas Edison Pitch Contest, The TOMMY Award for the most innovative companies of today, the Intel Edison awards, and the NJ Black Maria Film Festival. Our foundation and our partner foundation, The Charles Edison Fund, helped make the $15 million Edison garage renovation possible at the National Thomas Edison Historical Park, among many other donations to the site for historical preservation. Follow @ThomasEdison on Facebook for a peek behind-the-scenes, and discover how you can help support our efforts in making a BRIGHTER tomorrow!