UPCOMING MEETINGS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:
Meetings are at MIT Building 4 Room 231 at 7 PM, unless otherwise indicated. Arrive as early as 6:30 to network.
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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.
Why Join the IANE?
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. 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. Inventor Clinic dates for 2014 are January 15, March 12, May 14, July 16, September 10, and November 12. 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 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
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 do not need to be fed after 6 PM. 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.
MEETING HOTLINE: 781-274-8500
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 Member's Only Profiles
Members get access to a searchable database of member profiles so you can look up, say, a patent lawyer or chemical engineer and contact that member with questions about your particular inventing issues.
Direct Email Access to Inventing News
Members can choose to subscribe to our private googlegroups where our members update in real time any pertinent inventing news and events
Free Advertisement on our website and at monthly meetings
Members can upload their material, their links, etc on their private member's only profile page as well as on the public promo page.