IFIA Executive Committee Meeting is Held in Nuremberg
Initially, Alireza Rastegar, IFIA President, summoned the members and thanked them for their participation in IFIA ExCo meeting. Also, he expressed his appreciation to Mr. Henning Koenicke for hosting IFIA meeting again.
Then, he provided IFIA Activity Report 2017 which gained the approval of the members and the balance sheet 2017 was also ratified by the majority of votes.
Twenty three Executive Committee candidates who had already sent their request letter to IFIA Secretariat were examined and approved to be voted by the upcoming General Assembly in 2018.
Meanwhile, in addition to Mr. Alireza Rastegar, the current President of IFIA, Dr. Adnan Fahad Al-Naimi, a representative of Qatar Scientific Club and President of Agri-Green Foundation in the State of Qatar nominated for candidacy of the IFIA presidency. Both requests were approved by the Executive Committee members to be voted during IFIA upcoming General Assembly.
Following the request from Mr. Majid El Bouazzaoui to change the membership status of OFEED (Morocco) from the corresponding category to the Full membership considering the suspension of “Union of Inventors” activities, IFIA Executive Committee members cast the majority of positive votes in this regard.
IFIA Secretariat also received a request from Romanian Inventors Forum, IFIA Corresponding member, applying for Full membership status.
Romanian Inventors Forum has over 13 years of experience in the field of invention and innovation and its members have a lifetime of innovative experience. It is registered as legal NON-PROFIT Professional Association (NGO – Association).
IFIA Executive Committee members admitted to change the membership status from corresponding to full category regarding the outstanding activities performed by this association.
Later in the meeting, Dr. Subbarao, the president of Indian Innovators Association (IFIA Full Member), handed over copies of his book titled – Patent Licensing, Technology Commercialisation and Innovation Marketing to IFIA during the meeting and also invited all IFIA members to translate the book in their language edition offering royalty free copyright license to all IFIA members. The book is now available for online purchase at Amazon, eBook version in kindle, and iTunes.
Moreover, Mr. Zengpei Xuan, the representative of China Association of Inventions (IFIA Full Member), expressed willingness to establish IFIA Technology Transfer Office in China. The details of this proposal will be discussed during World Invention and Innovation Forum (WIIF to be organized in Foshan City, China.
Mr. Hans-Georg Torkel, the president of German Inventors Association (DEV), IFIA Full Member, delivered explanations on the cooperation exiting between Association of European Inventors (AEI) and DEV for promoting innovation among the youth. He invited IFIA to join this program and support it.
Finally, it was decided that IFIA Secretariat should inform the members about the exact date and venue of IFIA upcoming General Assembly in due time.