Eighth Annual Meeting of the National Academy of Inventors spotlights academic inventors solving grand challenges of science, pushing the boundaries of innovation, and preparing the way for the next generation of inventors and innovators
TAMPA, Fla., March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The new issue of Technology and Innovation (21:2) highlights papers from the Eighth Annual Meeting of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI): "Connecting the Innovation Community." The NAI Annual Meeting, held last year from April 10 to 11, 2019, in Houston, Texas, provides an annual forum for celebrating academic invention and inventors, recognizing and encouraging invention, and enhancing the visibility of university and non-profit research. This issue contains a special conference section with articles covering topics such as HIBAR (Highly Integrative Basic And Responsive) research, diversity in science, technology, engineering, and math, as well as other presentations given at the NAI Annual Meeting. The issue also includes articles based on speeches given at the Annual Meeting and a general section with regular T&I features, including an interview with the University of South Florida President and innovator Steven C. Currall.
"This past year's conference and this issue of T&I focus on the vital role that connections play in the promotion of innovation," said Dr. Paul Sanberg, president of the NAI and editor-in-chief of T&I. "Without close relationships among industry, academia, and government, innovation cannot thrive; without connections among disciplines, we cannot address the world's grand challenges. In short, not only the future of invention but the future of society depend on our ability to forge a connected network of people and institutions working together to create the solutions of the future."
About the National Academy of Inventors
The National Academy of Inventors is a member organization comprising U.S. and international universities, and governmental and non-profit research institutes, with over 4,000 individual inventor members and Fellows spanning more than 250 institutions worldwide. It was founded in 2010 to recognize and encourage inventors with patents issued from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), enhance the visibility of academic technology and innovation, encourage the disclosure of intellectual property, educate and mentor innovative students, and translate the inventions of its members to benefit society. The NAI has a close collaborative relationship with the USPTO and is one of three honorific organizations, along with the National Medals and National Inventors Hall of Fame, working closely with the USPTO on many discovery and innovation support initiatives. The NAI publishes the multidisciplinary journal, Technology and Innovation. www.academyofinventors.orgwww.technologyandinnovation.org