IFIA President’s Statements: IFIA 49th Anniversary
I would like to extend my sincere congratulations on the occasion of IFIA‘s 49th anniversary to all the member states, partners, sponsors, staff and colleagues who laid the foundation for what IFIA is today.
This anniversary lends us the opportunity to reflect on our history and celebrate our achievements since our establishment on 11 July 1968.
Throughout its history, IFIA has always succeeded to cultivate the culture of invention and innovation, broaden public understanding with regard to the importance of innovation for social welfare and industrial growth.
IFIA has always been a pioneer in engaging women into innovative activities, creating opportunities for them to discover their creative talents and providing them the required information for becoming entrepreneurs. IFIA has been able to instill innovation-inclined spirit and raise awareness on realizing the inborn innovative talents, detecting everyday problems and coming up with an inventive solution.
In today’s competitive and fast-evolving world, IFIA is not standing still. We have strengthened our mandate with new partnership approaches, cooperation agreements and innovative projects assisting the inventors to overcome the challenges they face from idea formation to its development.
Today, IFIA is a dynamic, effective and impact-oriented organization that greatly contributes to the global innovation development. We are taking measures to address climate change, environmental challenges, and lack of natural resources through encouraging the organization of green competitions and international energy challenge, supporting the realization of green inventions and partnering in the projects aiming to eradicate the same problems.
Hence, this anniversary is also an exceptional opportunity to celebrate the dynamism of our organization since we crucially contribute to the global innovation development, undertake new projects, establish innovative partnerships and agreements, and open new invention development offices.
All has been made possible relying on the unconditional leadership and support of our Member States, the trust of our sponsors and partners and the constant effort of our staff and colleagues. I would like to use this opportunity and express my sincere gratitude to the member states, partners, sponsors, staff and colleagues.
With your support and trust, we will continue to foster invention and innovation worldwide and create a positive difference in people’s lives.