The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Chapters are powerful collaboration tools that honor and recognize inventors, researchers, and innovators that promote and foster the spirit of innovation at NAI Member Institutions. The NAI 2024 Chapter of Excellence Award recognizes the efforts and dedication of our Chapters in the 2023 year by honoring the extraordinary efforts of one of our Chapters. 

Nominations open on March 1, 2024, and close on March 31, 2024. Award recipient(s) will be recognized at the 13th NAI Annual Meeting during the Chapter Luncheon. Please visit the  13th NAI Annual Meeting registration site for complete details. Registration, hotel, and travel fees are the responsibility of recipients.

Nomination Criteria

Chapters must be part of a paid Member Institution and must also provide a current listing of Chapter Members to include names and email addresses, as well as patent information. 

Review Process

NAI Chapter submissions will be reviewed by a selection committee and ranked based on the following criteria:

  • Member Particpation
  • Chapter Support
  • Collaboration
  • Marketing