About the Senior Member Program

Who is a Senior Member?

NAI Senior Members are active faculty, scientists and administrators with success in patents, licensing and commercialization and have produced technologies that have brought, or aspire to bring, real impact on the welfare of society. Senior Members also foster a spirit of innovation within their communities through enhancing an inventive atmosphere at their institutions, while educating and mentoring the next generation of inventors. Senior Membership is exclusively available to inventors affiliated with a NAI Member Institution. 

Benefits of Senior Membership

  • National recognition of achievement and success in technology and innovation
  • Access to a global network of the top academic innovators and inventors
  • 20% discount on Technology & Innovation article processing charges
  • Discounted rates to national events hosted by the National Academy of Inventors
  • Mentorship opportunities between Fellows and the next generation of inventors
  • Opportunity to serve on select committees including the Senior Member Advisory Committee (SMAC)

Nominate Someone for NAI Senior Membership

NAI Senior Member Email Signature Seal:


  1. Select and Copy the following seal
  2. Paste into your email signature
  3. Resize as desired