Inventor Meetings & Clinics


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.  Reservations not required. 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 as early as 6:30 PM   Please check out our past newsletters to see the topics and wealth of information shared.

The public meeting dates for 2019 are (all Mondays): January 14, February 11, March 11, April 8, May 13, June 10, July 8, September 9, October 14, November 11, and December 9.

MIT Room 4-231 is on the second floor of Building 4.  For a map, see

The street address of MIT is 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139

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 ten 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.




At the Inventors Clinic, inventors help each other.  New product ideas are discussed and critiqued by other member inventors under confidentiality.  Members are allotted at least fifteen minutes to present and discuss their invention idea.  A large screen monitor is 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 video recorded and made available to the presenter only.  This unique activity has been in operation since 1999.  The Inventor Clinic dates for 2019 are (all Wednesdays): January 16, March 13, May15, July 10, September 11, and November 13. All take place at a member’s house in Lexington, MA, starting at 7 PM.  Presenters  book their intent for presenting their invention in advance, since the number of Presenters is limited due to time constraints. Typically about 6 presentations are made.

View our event calendar here.