IFIA Executive Committee Meeting: 11 Sep 2017
IFIA Executive Committee meeting was organized with the participation of 19 delegates on 11 September 2017 alongside India International Innovation Fair in Pearl Board Room, Hotel Novotel, Visakhapatnam, India, 530002 from 10.30 AM to 12.30.
Initially, Alireza Rastegar, IFIA President, summoned the members and thanked them for their participation in IFIA EC meeting. He expressed his appreciation to Aynampudi Subbarao for hosting the meeting for the second time.
Then, he provided IFIA Activity Report 2016 which gained the approval of the members and the balance sheet 2016 was also ratified by the majority of votes.
It was determined for the Executive Committee candidates to send their applications for the period 2018-2020 to IFIA Secretariat until 31 October 2017 within a formal letter containing the signature of the association head that has already paid the membership fees.
IFIA Full members should submit their applications for IFIA Presidency candidacy to IFIA Secretariat by 31 October 2017.
IFIA Presidency criteria were approved as follows:
- Represent IFIA internationally
- Have international recognition
- Possess a high degree of motivation and energy
- Possess enough experience and knowledge about IFIA activities
- Have knowledge and expertise in invention-oriented subjects
- Have knowledge and experience in fundraising
- Manage administrative and financial functions of IFIA
- Guarantee IFIA finance for 4 years
- Be IFIA Executive Committee member for 4 years
- Be a full member or delegated by a full member who has fulfilled the membership obligations
It was proposed by Dr. Rao, IIA President, to institutionalize an arrangement whereby the innovators are recognized with title based on their competency and track record as member of Chartered Innovators Council. It was approved to use the title “Inv” for the inventors and innovators.
The participants were informed about the proposal submitted by IFIA Secretariat to Noble Prize Organization for naming Alfred Nobel’s Birthday dated 21 October as the International Inventors’ Day.
It was decided by the majority of votes to organize next IFIA Executive Committee Meeting alongside iENA International Trade Fair on November 5th 2017 at 10:30 am. The proposal for organizing IFIA EC meeting alongside Seoul International Invention Fair (SIIF) was rejected by the members due to the unsafe and threatening situation existing there.
In addition to the points mentioned in agenda, Dr. S. Rao explained the development of International Technology Bazaar which involves a website and a mobile application to promote the innovative technologies through advertising the products.
IFIA members welcomed the idea and they agreed to provide the annual brochure of their events in order to include the technologies in the website and mobile application.