During the first International Inventors Conference held on 11 July 1968 in London, the first effective international cooperation between the national inventors’ associations was fostered and the International Federation of Inventors’ Associations was formed. The representatives of seven inventor associations from Denmark, Finland, West Germany, Great Britain, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland were present at the conference.
The International Federation of Inventors' Associations (IFIA) was established in 1968 by Mr. Harald, Director of the Swedish Inventions Office, and Mr. Leif Nordstrand. The first President of IFIA was Mr. W.A. Richardson, with Dr. F. Burmester, S. Green, F. Pfaffli, H. Romanus, and S. Green serving as vice presidents and Mr. A. L. T. Cotterell as Secretary. The IFIA Secretariat was located in London, and the first bulletin was published in September 1968. The federation's objectives were declared by the president in this bulletin. The first international symposium on the situation of inventors was held in 1984 in Geneva, jointly organized by IFIA and the World Intellectual Property Organization.
International Federation of Inventors Associations is a nonprofit organization aiming to disseminate the culture of invention and innovation support inventors transfer technology and establish cooperation with the related organizations.
IFIA is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, and recognized as a public utility organization by the Republic and Canton of Geneva.
Established in 1968, the International Federation of Inventors’ Associations (IFIA) is a non-profit organization the activities of which is approved to be public utility by the Swiss Government. IFIA convenes over 175 members from 100 countries cooperating devotedly to support innovations and inventors all around the world.
IFIA President Dr. Ali Reza also shared a thank you note on the occasion of 55 years of IFIA on 22nd December,2022
To know more -https://www.ifia.com/
The IFIA Logo story- The IFIA logo consists of an original word meaning I which means inventor
ABIPIR – International Brazil Association of Inventors, Scientists and Innovative Entrepreneurs is a private, secular, non-profit institution founded in 2011 in Brazil. Our head office is in the state of Espírito Santo, and we have a representative office in the state of Paraná.
We are dedicated to fostering territorial development through Innovation, Education and Science.
PARTNERSHIPS WITHOUT BORDERS
We prioritize developing innovative technological, social and environmental projects, through technical interactions, public and private partnerships, where the talents involved and the target audiences can be known, recognized, empowered and challenged to perform for the benefit of the collective, its best, providing more quality of life or well-being without borders.
To know more-http://abipir.org.br/
Yenilik Foundation is the official body representing IFIA Bharat.
The foundation is created on the core principles & values of IFIA to support & foster innovation, support inventors in building their dreams to POC via CSR support, hold innovation fairs & events, support grassroot inventions to scale.
On October11th, 2021, when the world was fighting tooth & nail to find a vaccine for Covid 19, we in India took a bold decision to launch IFIA ABIPIR India chapter-rebranded as IFIA Bharat to foster innovation & to gear for such challenges that will crop up in future.
With a strong foresight set up on innovation as the driver & to support from agriculture to space, startups, universities, established companies, the chapter was launched online with the blessings of Ifia global President Dr.Ali Reza Rastager.
To view the launch click - Inauguration of IFIA-ABIPIR LATAM Office In India | @MyStartup TV - YouTube
Alireza Rastegar was elected as the President of the International Federation of Inventors' Associations (IFIA) in 2014 and was re-elected in 2018, serving until 2022. He has been an Honorary President for several international conferences in various fields and is a member of several science and art organizations, including the International Invention Jury Board and the House of Literature. He is also an IFIA Representative during official visits to 50 countries and has participated in WIPO international workshops, receiving certificates. He possesses 9 patents and a Certificate of Introduction to the Patent Cooperation Treaty from WIPO ACADEMY. He is an Honorary Member of the Association of Polish Inventors and Rationalizers and a partner of the Croatia International Invention and Economy Forum 2014
Dr. Marcelo Vivacqua is an inventor, researcher, and academic professor with a Ph.D. in Biotechnology. He is the founder of The Brazilian and International Innovative Inventors and Researchers Association (ABIPIR) and was instrumental in setting up the India Chapter of IFIA. He was appointed as IFIA's Director of Latin America in 2021 by IFIA President Mr. Rastegar. Dr. Vivacqua is currently working for the Science, Technology, and Innovation Department of the Government of Espirito Santo State, and he is the coach of a workshop called Excellence in Smart Innovation Program, which helps professional inventors increase their creativity and entrepreneurship skills. He has also created the Latin American Intelligence in Innovation Agency to support inventors in IFIA and ABIPIR to connect with investors worldwide. Dr. Vivacqua has earned multiple awards at international innovations fairs for his work in developing treatments in the areas of non-surgical castration and cancer in mammals.
The single point mission of IFIA-Bharat Office is to
IFIA Bharat's mission is to cultivate a culture of invention and innovation that will draw individuals with similar interests together, allowing them to collaborate and work towards elevating the innovation index. Through this collective effort, novel products will be created that will serve society's needs.
At IFIA Bharat, we offer the following support services to celebrate invention & innovation:
To carry forward the mission of IFIA to inculcate innovation culture & make the society an inventive one, we have already embarked on the journey & so far conducted following events:
●Partnered with Pimpri chinchwad college of Engineering & the Pimpri smart city & launched innovation in public space & how engineers should think innovatively.
●Worked with Govt. of Bhutan to inculcate the value of innovation to make economy sustainable.
●Presented an Innovation & Entrepreneurship seminar for faculty of IIIT-Ulna, India.
●Partnered with BRICS to send Indian manufacturing startup ideas for BRICS industrial awards.
●Sent 400+ startups for IFIA-OFEED Morocco event & 6 were awarded Gold certificate.
●Sent 20+ startups for IFIA-INNOPA event & 10 were awarded Gold certificate.
●Working closely with several state governments to partner & work jointly in India & Brazil for finding solutions to plaguing public issues.
●We already have 1 regional headquarters in Mangalore & 7 sub chapters of IFIA Bharat office ready for setting up in different parts of the country.
Our goal is to establish at least 50 sub offices across the country, have people from tier 2,3 towns & villages understand the value innovation/Invention brings to them & society.
IFIA Bharat has been set up in CEOL the Center for Entrepreneurship. Opportunities & learning with the sole purpose of driving
The regional headquarters is managed by two of the most prominent entrepreneurs Mr. Vishwas U S, Regional Director and Mr. Abhishek Bhandary, Director for outreach who will report to the National HQ of IFIA Bharat in Bangalore headed by Mr. Anand Kannan.
AIC SKU, Ananthapur was the first sub chapter opened in India by IFIA Bharat in a tier 2 city.We have been working with the incubation center & its incubates in araes of ideation, commercialization & IPR events.
With AIC Nalada,IFIA Bharat has launched a startup connect program with Brazil,where Indian startups & especially startups from Eastern India can access Brazilian markets.
GIEC which is part of the Vinayaka Mission university is representing IFIA Bharat in Chennai
SSPU which is part of the Symbiosis University is representing IFIA Bharat in Pune.
JIC which is part of the Jabalpur smart city initiative is representing IFIA Bharat in Madhya Pradesh. For the IFIA innovation fair in Morocco in 2021, they had the maximum representation.
Bharat gets its first INV certified member recognized by IFIA.
We join in to congratulate Dr.Shivakiran Makam, who is a board advisor in IFIA Bharat office was conferred the prestigious INV title.
Inventor title –INV title which is only offered by IFIA which is authorized body recognized by World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
IFIA is one of the bodies recognized by US government whose INV title is highly valued.