About the Senior Member Program

Who is a Senior Member?

NAI Senior Members are active researchers 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.

Benefits of Senior Membership

  • Recognition of achievement and success in technology and innovation
  • Access to a global network of the top academic innovators and inventors
  • Mentorship opportunities between Fellows and the next generation of inventors
  • Opportunity to serve on the advisory committee among peers to evaluate Senior Member nominations
  • Opportunity to serve on the panel for the Student Showcase held at the Annual Meeting