IFIA FULL MEMBERS
IFIA Full members have voting status in General Assembly and include national associations the aims and activities of which correspond broadly to those of the Federation and the statutes of the Federation.
Summary of rights:
- Speak and vote at General Assembly.
- Eligibility to run for IFIA governing bodies.
- Highest IFIA’s services and best offers on event registration, etc.
- Accreditation (IFIA certificate of Full membership).
- National Inventor/ Innovator Associations/ institutions/ societies
- Associations of scientists, researchers, entrepreneurs
- Innovation centers and research centers
The flags on which a blue point is inserted are identified as candidate members. Candidate-members are national associations in the early stages of development or associations requesting to become a full member. They do not have voting status. If they participate strongly in IFIA activities, they can be accepted as full members after gaining the approval of the Executive Committee.
FULL MEMBER Responsibilities
Full Members are responsible to perform the following activities in order to promote IFIA goals:
1. Participation in IFIA events (at least once a year)
2. Participation in General Assembly meetings held biennially (the attendance of Full Member is obligatory. Otherwise, they are supposed to send a proxy letter authorizing another member to vote. Not participating in two consecutive General Assembly meetings will lead to the suspension of full membership)
3. Submission of the annual report to IFIA
i. The number of active members of association
ii. The number of organized national or international events such as educational workshops, exhibitions, seminars, conferences or congresses and etc.
iii. A full report of inventions which are commercialized
iv. Submission of the most updated report about the entity leadership
v. Submission of a report on the participation in IFIA event
4. Payment of the annual membership fee in due time
In case any of the Full Members don’t act based on the above-mentioned criteria, the presidency presents a report of their lack of activity to the Executive Committee, their membership will be suspended and their membership status will be decided in the next General Assembly meeting.