What is IFIA ?
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IFIA is the universal
acronym for the International
IFIA is a non-profit,
non-governmental organization created by
seven European inventor associations in 1968. Today, its membership belong to more than
80 countries. (See also membership & Countries Represented).
IFIA is the only organization which groups inventors associations
worldwide, and a unique spokesman for inventors.
IFIA enjoys observer status at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO),
as well as observer status (Special Category - Technology) at the United Nations
Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), both based in Geneva,
Switzerland. IFIA is also a member of the Standing Advisory Committee before the
European Patent Office (SACEPO), in Munich, Germany.
IFIA'S OBJECTIVES are to improve the status of inventors at national and international
levels, and to promote cooperation between inventor associations.
publication of reference books, guides, surveys, studies
conferences, seminars, workshops, expert group meetings,
competitions and awards for inventions
illustrative exhibits related to inventors &
assistance in the creation of inventor associations
creation of international networking among inventors
promotion of inventions through Internet
- Rue Du 31-Décembre 8, 1207 Geneva / Switzerland
FORMER PRESIDENT: Dr. Farag Moussa
The IFIA Board of Directors is part of Secretariat of
IFIA consisting four directors and IFIA President as chairman of this
Its mission is to guide and to assist the work of IFIA.
Some particular action of director is done by President’s
The some (accommodation and travel, etc) costs of
director’s works are covered by IFIA budget.
Nomination of directors is competence of the IFIA President.
The mandate of directors is: period from 2011 to the General Assembly
- Director General is
on of the directors
The IFIA DG is
member of Secretariat of IFIA and he is one of the tree directors
forming with the IFIA President the director board.
His mission is to
guide and to assist the work of IFIA.
action of DG is done by President’s request.
(accommodation and travel, etc) costs of DG’s works are covered by IFIA
His mandate two
years period (2012 – 2014).
(This ExCo had been elected in
2012 by GA. Its mandate is to 2014. for more information click here.)
- China - Mr.
Rep. - Mr. Pavel Dlohy
- Mr. Janos Szöllösy
- Iran -
Mr. Alireza Rastegar
Rep. - Mr. Shin Kyoung-ho
Malaysia - Mr. Augustine S. H. Ong
- Mr. Joel Shaka Momodu
Philippines - Mr. Virgilio Malang
- Mr. Octavian Plesa
- Mr. Vladimir Petriasov
Arabia - Mr. Mohammad Alfawzan
Slovenia - Ms. Ana Hafner
- Mr. Cenneth Lindkvist
- Mr. Jurij Skomorovsky
- Yemen -
Mr. Khaled Naswan dr.
Meets once every two years.
Suzhou (China), October 18, 2008, > > >
Nuremberg (Germany), October
29, 2010 > > > info
November 9, 2012, Kunshan, China > > >
November 20, 2014, Kunshan, China > > >
WORKING GROUPS: Members are volunteers.
IFIA European Inventor Network
(from 2006) > > > info
African Inventor Network (from 2007) > > >
Arabic Inventor Network (from 2009) > > >
Full members are inventor associations; the general rule is one per country.
Corresponding members are:
inventor associations other than the one representing a
country as a full member (i.e., local inventor associations, or organizations and
associations specific to women, or to youth);
associations of scientists, researchers, etc.;
corporations and companies, in particular micro and small
Collaborating members are:
governmental agencies which promote inventive activity;
innovation centers, research centers and universities;
international invention exhibitions.
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