Virtual No 20, August 2018
IFIA 20th Virtual Executive Committee meeting was organized on 29 August 2018 to vote for the new membership requests submitted to IFIA Secretariat by the Azerbaijan Inventors (AZIN) from Azerbaijan and The Technical University of Oruro (TUO) from Bolivia which gained the majority of votes and were admitted as IFIA members.
- Azerbaijan Inventors (AZIN)
AZIN is a non-profit organization responsible for novel research on sciences and supporting inventors, researchers, scientist and creative students in university and schools of Azerbaijan under the supervision of Baku State University and also Azerbaijan’s Patent Office.
AZIN provides a plenty of practices to develop innovation and technology and facilitate the process of patenting them for individuals and entities. In addition, AZIN attempts to introduce Azerbaijan’s Patents and Technology to the world and transfer them globally.
- The Technical University of Oruro (TUO)
TUO is an institution of higher education aiming to train qualified professionals in undergraduate and post-graduate careers with high human quality recovering ancestral knowledge through an academic offer of quality which stimulates the development of teaching, research, extension, innovation and connection with the environment. One of TUO’s main missions is contributing to human development and sustainable development.
TUO carries out the development of science, technology and innovation through agreements with various universities abroad.
The voting members
- Mladen Karic, Bosnia & Herzegovina
- Zengpei Xuan, China
- Lukas Zmeskal, Czech Republic
- Winfried Sturm, Germany
- Aynampudi Subbarao, India
- Hossein Vaezi Ashtiani, Iran
- Majid El Bouazzaoui, Morocco
- Hassane Idrissa Souley, Niger
- Agnieszka Mikołajska, Poland
- Adnan Al Naimi, Qatar
- Kyoung-ho Shin, South Korea
- Koray Sahin, Turkey
- John Calvert, USA