The “International Inventor’s Day” event was established by the International Federation of Inventors’ Associations (IFIA) to raise awareness of the importance of inventors for the welfare of society, to commemorate the contributions made by inventors toward the advancement of science, technology, knowledge transfer, and to create a valuable source of inspiration among the grassroots to come up with innovative ideas.
Following the proposal of the National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT) regarding the “International Inventor’s Day” which was admitted by the majority of IFIA executive Committee members, it was unanimously agreed to organize The “International Inventor’s Day (IID)” alongside selected national similar event. The first international inventor’s day was held on February 2nd, 2008 in Bangkok together with the Inventor’s day in Thailand. Afterwards, the second issue of “International Inventor’s Day (IID)” was arranged on 2nd of February 2009 in Bangkok concurrent with the Inventor’s Day in Thailand.
Thereafter, IFIA Executive Committee accepted to organize the third issue of International Inventor’s Day alongside Argentina's Inventor's Day which is the birthday (September 29) of László Bíró who is the inventor of ballpoint pen. The celebration was organized one month later connected to the IFIA General Assembly on 29 October 2010, alongside the iENA exhibition in Nuremberg.