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Established BY IFIA on 1996.

Women’s innovative talent has been realized throughout history by their active engagement in different sectors of society.


Society is made up of both males and females sharing equal responsibility and talent to contribute toward its development and promotion. Women’s innovative talent has been realized throughout history by their active engagement in different sectors of society.
IFIA also honors their innovations and encourages them to get involved in the innovative activities by supporting the organization of invention exhibitions specifically targeted toward the women inventors as well as establishing strong cooperation with the related organizations including World Women Inventors and Entrepreneur’s Exposition KIWIE.
IFIA intends to increase the number of women entrepreneurs and inventors by holding IP conferences and seminars in order to assist the women to gain financial independence while they can play a major role in technological development.
The International Federation of Inventors’ Associations website provides information on the broad range of activities undertaken by the association. IFIA aims to disseminate the culture of invention and innovation, improve the status of inventors, promote cooperation among the inventor associations, and contribute to the idea development. IFIA cooperates closely with international organizations of importance in the realization of its objectives. Established in 1968, IFIA is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, and recognized as a public utility organization by the Republic and Canton of Geneva.
IFIA Event Schedule depicts the international events including the innovation and new technologies exhibition, new products and invention fair, several related festivals, design expositions, and contests the innovations in various fields. Among the field of inventions, one can refer to the agricultural products, hand tools, computer wares, green technologies, machinery, power technology, and consumer electronics. Since IFIA encompasses around 50 events held during one year, an excellent opportunity is offered to the members to create a valuable network of communication, exchange the innovative knowledge, negotiate the licensing of their inventions and enjoy the programs organized alongside the event including B2B forums, workshops, seminars and congresses.

Elinora Inga S., IIA Founder

Elinora Inga Sigurdadottir

Agnieszka Mikołajska

Agnieszka Mikołajska

Patricia Nolan-Brown

Patricia Nolan-Brown

Dr. Marina Stamenovic

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Roya Ghafele, Director


Ana Hafner, Patent Lawyer

IFIA Women Dep Director

Ekaterine Maisuradze, UBL President


Erricha Insan Pratisi

Erricha Insan Pratisi

Caroline Simonet


Megaria Agustina



Women of Europe

Gihan Farahat, ECCIPP President


Vivi Aakjær, DIA IIA Founder

Vivi Aakjær Photo

Women Inventors Network

Women Inventors Network, a brainchild of IFIA, was created in September 1994 with the approval of Executive Committee members to empower women. Nobel Prize winner Dr. Rosalyn Yalow became an Honorary Member of IFIA-WIN.  Her discovery of “radioimmunoassay” (1956-59), a revolutionary invention, is a powerful tool for the determination of virtually any minute substance of biological interest and is used in thousands of laboratories around the world.

IFIA has some strategies to achieve its objectives. we focus on making the maximum positive effort for our community. Using data-driven models, we provide solutions that make a long-lasting difference. We use skilled and experienced people to support inventors further and to expand innovation in the world. We will try to get help from important organizations in the world in this way and to cooperate with our partners.


– Encourage inventor associations to develop activities of interest to women inventors;

– Develop cooperation among women inventor associations and promote the creation of similar organizations;

– Highlight and recognize the creative power of women;

– motivate women and girls to participate in the fields of science and technology.

Board of Experts

IFIA holds the conviction that both males and females share equal responsibility and talent to contribute toward technological development and promotion. Women’s innovative talent needs to be realized by their active engagement in innovative activities.

IFIA has a determined board of experts consisting of specialists in various fields in order to assist the girl and women innovators and inventors to overcome the challenges they face by providing the required consultations on diverse aspects of the invention.

The Former Minister of Gender Equality and Family of the Republic of Korea, Kang Eun-Hee joined IFIA Women Network as an Honorary Member.

Women Inventors News

Korea International Women’s Invention Exposition 2023 – Report
Korea International Women’s Invention Exposition 2022 – Report
GlobalWIIN Awards 2022 opens for the nomination of women innovators
IFIA continues to support the female inventors by KIWIE exposition
KIWIE 2017
KIWIE 2016