Who we are
IFIA at A Glance
Established in 1968, International Federation of Inventors Associations (IFIA) is a non-profit tax-exempt organization the activities of which has been approved to be public utility by Republic and Canton of Geneva. IFIA convenes over 135 members from 95 countries cooperating devotedly to support the inventors all around the world.
International Federation of Inventors Associations was established in London by the cooperation of the representatives of seven European countries namely Denmark, Finland, Germany, Great Britain, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland.The main part of preparatory works was executed by two of 15 inventors-founders of IFIA, namely Dr. Harald Romanus (Swedish Inventors’ Association director) and Mr. Leif Nordstran (Norwegian Patent Office director) who formulated IFIA first Statute.
Since the inception of its activities, IFIA has struggled to disseminate the culture of invention and innovation, and to make the public aware of the importance of inventors for the welfare of society without them it is impossible to keep up with the fast-evolving and modern technologies. Furthermore, the other objective for which IFIA has not ceased striving is the protection of the inventors’ rights.
IFIA organizes international invention exhibitions, scientific seminars, workshops with the cooperation of other international organizations to provide an opportunity for its members to showcase their innovations and benefit from its wealth of knowledge. Besides, IFIA holds International Congress and Conference where all of the members can freely engage in dialogue and exchange their views in respect to further promoting the inventive and entrepreneurial spirit. Moreover, Social networking at IFIA events allows organizations to expand their contacts and knowledge base to explore possible commercialization with various stakeholders.
The federation’s resources derive from donations and legacies, spons