IFIA Youth Network Calls for Members and Experts
During IFIA Virtual Executive Committee meeting held on 8 May 2017, the members approved the proposal provided by IFIA Secretariat for determining a body of members and a board of experts for IFIA Youth Network.
IFIA Youth Network aims to help the young girls and boys to become aware of their innovative talents, turn their creativity into an idea, develop the idea into a product and contribute to the industrial advancement and public welfare through exploiting the products.
So far, two associations including German Invention Association DEV and National Association for Science and Research in Lebanon have expressed their interest to join IFIA Youth Network.
Joining IFIA youth Network will help you share innovative knowledge and skills. It will also allow you to network with other IFIA Youth Network Members and promote your association. Moreover, you will be a part of a youth-interest cause that brings recognition for your association. Your association’s logo will be used in the promotional materials of the youth network and you will gain international recognition.
To obtain this end, the member associations are expected to fulfill the following goals:
- Organize related workshops and seminars at schools or universities
- Offer technical assistance relating to IP
- Raise awareness about IFIA International Exhibitions
- Create a network with IFIA Youth Network member associations
- Share experience and skills with the members
- Organize annual meetings to discuss the developments
- Share the success stories of inventors with the members and IFIA Secretariat
- Organize national or international youth contests, Olympiads, or invention exhibitions
- Award diplomas, medals and certificates
Meanwhile, IFIA secretariat will implement the following obligations:
- Publish IFIA Youth Newsletter to showcase the innovative technologies
- Publish the success stories of young inventors in IFIA website and Magazine
- Insert the information of Youth Network Members in IFIA website
- Award IFIA Youth Medal to the top inventors
- Support the organization of international invention exhibitions
If you are willing to join the network as a member or an expert, kindly contact info[at]ifia.com