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National Academy of Inventors

The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) published its annual Activities Report recently, which highlights the organization's major events, programs and members.

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The 2018 Activities Report includes statistics on the impact NAI Fellows make on their communities, including how many companies they have formed, how many jobs they have created and more. The report highlights the NAI's 2018 Annual Meeting, held in Washington, D.C. last April, which brought together over 450 members of the organization.

The 2018 Activities Report features two new programs: the Senior Member program and the Global Academic Inventor Network (GAIN). The Senior Member program welcomes inventors early in their careers who aspire to make an impact on the academic community. GAIN is a mentoring platform exclusively available to NAI members.

Spencer Montgomery, NAI Director, says "The annual Activities Report is our chance to feature our members and the incredible work they do. The report spotlights inventors at each of our Sustaining Member Institutions, reviews the 2018 Annual Meeting and explains our newest programs."

The publication provides updates and details on each of the NAI's programs, including the Fellows program, Senior Member program, GAIN platform, NAI Chapter program and the NAI's multidisciplinary journal Technology & Innovation. It concludes with a list of each member of the 2017 class of Fellows, who were inducted at the 2018 Annual Meeting. The 2018 Activities Report is available online. Physical copies are available upon request.

The National Academy of Inventors is a member organization comprising U.S. and international universities, and governmental and non-profit research institutes, with over 4,000 individual inventor members and Fellows spanning more than 250 institutions worldwide. 

It was founded in 2010 to recognize and encourage inventors with patents issued from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, enhance the visibility of academic technology and innovation, and encourage the disclosure of intellectual property. 

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