IFIA Membership Procedure

IFIA Membership procedure

To start the membership procedure, the applicant is required to submit a membership request letter addressed to IFIA President, Mr. Alireza Rastegar, and duly fill out the membership request form (in word format) and send both with all request documents to Miss.katherine brown or Miss.Caroline Simonet via info[at]ifia.com, IFIA International Affairs & Public Relations department.Following a sample of the membership request letter and the form is provided for your convenience.

Afterward, your request will be examined in the IFIA Executive Committee meeting and you will be informed about the final result. The type of membership is determined by IFIA Executive Committee members.

Membership in IFIA is categorized into three different classes of Full, Corresponding, and Collaborating members. You can find a detailed description of each one in the related categories. Only one full member can be admitted from each country. However, there is no limitation upon the admission of members for other categories.

IFIA members participating in the General Assembly meeting

What documents should the applicant have?

  • National Registration Certificate of the Institute
  • Approval of activity from one of the government agencies
  • Activity report for the past two years
  • Latest financial report
  • Statute of the Institute (in English)
  • Full information of the President of the Institute along with her/him’s photo
  • Full physical mailing address with the contact number
  • Having an official website and official corporate email

iENA 2017 Award Ceremony

Who can join?

  • National Inventor/ Innovator Associations/ institutions/ societies
  • Women Inventor/ Innovator Associations / institutions/ societies
  • Young Inventor/ Innovator Associations/ institutions/ societies
  • Associations of scientists, researchers, entrepreneurs
  • Corporations and companies
  • Small and medium-sized enterprises
  • Governmental agencies which promote inventive activity
  • Innovation centers and research centers
  • Start-ups
  • Science parks
  • Universities / Colleges / Schools acting in the area of invention and innovation
  • Research and innovation laboratories
  • National/international invention exhibitions, fairs, festivals
  • And any other entity performing activities in the field of invention and innovation
IWIS Closing Day - Warsaw International Invention Show 2015 IWIS Closing Ceremony Alireza Rastegar - IFIA President

How much is the IFIA full membership fee annually?

Regarding the membership fee, it is categorized according to the status of the countries, which mean:

1000 USD for small associations or underdeveloped countries.

2000 USD for medium associations.

5000 USD for large associations or developed countries.


How much is the IFIA  corresponding, candidate, and collaborating membership fee annually?

Regarding the membership fee, it is categorized according to the status of the countries, which mean:

500 USD for small associations and underdeveloped countries.

1000 USD for medium associations developing countries.

2000 USD for large associations in developed countries.

IFIA Membership Request Letter


IFIA Membership Request Form


Guide on Associations of Inventors

This Guide on Associations of Inventors has been prepared by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in cooperation with the International Federation of Inventors’ Associations ( IFIA), whose contribution has been very useful and is much appreciated. 

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