Meetings for the remainder of 2017 are held at MIT Building 4 Room 237 at 7 PM.  Arrive as early as 6:30 to network.

November 13, 2017  Arra David, long time IANE member and successful inventor (e.g., Rebound Driveway Markers), will share his insights.  His presentation, "Can You Pick A Winner", will challenge audience members. 

December 11, 2017  Liz Sacco, inventor founder of Diabetic Dabs, www.diabetic dabs.com, will describe the ups and downs of starting her business.  Liz presented her product idea to the IANE Inventors Clinic before she launched it.

January 8, 2018 to be announced

February 12, 2018 Michael Rigoliwww.smartbackstop.com, another IANE member and successful inventor, on lessons learned developing his bestselling lacrosse backstop.

Who We Are

The Inventors' Association of New England (IANE), founded on July 28, 1977, is a group of inventors having a common interest in helping each other and newcomers get their inventions moving along the right track. Expert speakers and members are available to provide guidance to inventors in product development, prototyping, marketing, patent protection, and related topics.  Many IANE members have decades of experience and can provide valuable insight into the often perplexing invention process.

Despite meeting at MIT, IANE members typically invent "low-tech" products - housewares, tools, sports and fitness equipment, toys and games, etc. 

Join IANE!

Why Join the IANE?
  • Access to 6 Inventor Clinics Each Year
  • 10 Expert Speakers Each Year - See below
  • Monthly Newsletters
  • Access to the Member's Only Webpages for Networking
  • Updated Email Access to Inventing News and Events
  • Access to Videos of Past Meetings 
  • Free Advertising on our Website and at Monthy Meetings
All for only $40 per year
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Access to 6 Inventor Clinics per Year

At the Inventors Clinic, inventors help each other.  New product ideas are discussed and critiqued by other member inventors under confidentiality.  Members are allotted fifteen minutes to present and discuss their invention idea.  A video projector and screen are available.  Frequent breaks allow individual discussion.  For each presentation a separate confidentiality document is signed by all in attendance  which additionally gives ownership to the presenter of any ideas generated at the meeting or as a result of it.  Each presentation is videorecorded and made available to the presenter only.  This unique activity has been in operation since 1999.  The  Inventor Clinic dates for 2017 are (all Wednesdays): January 11, March 15, May 10, July 12, September 13, and November 15  All take place at a member's house in Lexington, MA, starting at 7 PM .

10 Expert Speakers each Year

Free attendance at the IANE monthly meetings usually held at M.I.T. Bldg.# 4 Room 231 at 77 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA on the second Monday of every month.  In June we have a social meeting for members and guests at another location and in August we do not meet.   Regular IANE  Meetings start at 7 PM and run to approx. 9:00 PM.   Arrive at 6:30 PM for pre-meeting networking.  Networking also continues after the regular meeting.   Please check out our past speakers to see the topics and wealth of information shared. 

The public meeting dates for 2017 are:  January 9, February 13, March 13, April 7 (Friday), May 8, June 12, July 10, September 11, October 9, November 13, December 11

The regular monthly meetings of the IANE take place at MIT in Room 4-231, which is on the second floor of Building 4.  The location of the room is shown at  http://whereis.mit.edu/?go=4

If you need a street address for your GPS, you can input:  
77 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 
This address is for the front steps at Mass Ave.

Park on any of the surrounding streets where it is legally permitted, such as Memorial Drive, Mass Ave, Vassar Street, and Ames Street.  Parking can be usually found along Ames Street (see map).  The parking meters need to be fed until 8 PM ($.25 per fifteen minutes).  Enter MIT through any of the interconnected buildings.  If you park on Ames Street, a suggested entry point is at the tip of Building 66, also known as the Landau Building.  Follow the internal corridors heading toward the main campus where 4-231 is located.

For more info about IANE, call either Bob Hausslein at 781-862-9102 or Joe Birkner at 978-536-2864.

Monthly Newsletter

Each month, members receive a newsletter with detailed information about the upcoming speaker.

Videos of Speaker Presentations

Since mid-2009 most speaker's presentations with all questions and discussion have been put online in streaming video format for members.

Access to 30 year old Network and Information

Members get access to the past 15 years of newsletters and a network of other member inventors who share common interests or who have much needed information and expertise.

Access to the Members Roster with Contact Information