The International Order of Merit of
the Inventors – IOMI is an international civil decoration of
inventors and their supporters that is awarded for exceptionally
meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding invention activity,
services and achievements.
The motto of the IOMI is: “INVENT AND SERVE”.
IOMI was established by the President of the
International Federation of Inventors’ Associations on 15th
This decoration is issued in four award degrees: Knight
– Officer – Commander – Grand Master
Degrees and Criteria
The Knight must be inventor (who has patented invention
and/or patent application) and he/she has minimum ten patented inventions
or he/she has an invention which has been awarded by minimum tree
international invention forums. Moreover, his/her invention shall not be
harmful to the environment based on a proposal prepared by an adequate
IFIA member organization. The Knight is a member of the Chapter of the
Cross of Merit with blue ribbon
The Officer must be inventor who represents and helps
inventors. Moreover, he/she contributes to the appreciation of inventors
at national and international levels, based on a proposal prepared by an
IFIA ExCo member. The Officer is a member of the Grand Chapter of the IOMI. NEW!
Upgrading of knight to officer degree is possible.
Decoration: Gold Cross
of Merit with blue neck ribbon (for upgraded knight: original knight
decoration adding blue neck ribbon with IFIA medal)
The Commander must be well-known person who represents
invention and the inventor movement. Moreover he/she contributes to the
enhanced appreciation of inventors at national and international levels,
based on a proposal prepared by a majority of IFIA ExCo members. The
Commander is a member of the Grand Chapter of the IOMI.
brooch medallion with Gold Cross of Merit
The Grand Master is the President of IFIA who
considers decorations based on the proposals and he/she confers the
decorations. The Grand Master represents the IOMI. The Grand Master must
register the awarded persons, and this registration shall be proclaimed.
brooch medallion with Gold Cross of Merit and red shoulder ribbon
Chapter and Grand Chapter
The Chapter is the assembly of the knights, officers
and commanders, which is an ethical community. The Grand Chapter
consists of officers and commanders. This is a body, which is the
ethical court of IOMI, competent to exclude a member. The Chairman of
chapters is the Grand Master.
The award ceremony must be a ceremonial public event
connected to an international inventor exhibition or conference.
The list of the
members (until November 9, 2013);
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