Why You Should Start an NAI Chapter?
An NAI Chapter is a powerful collaboration tool that allows you to recognize and honor local inventors, researchers, and innovators in your community that help promote and foster the spirit of innovation in your community. You have flexibility of choosing the structure for your Chapter (invitation only or application). You can also use Honorary membership to recognize leaders and representatives in your institution and local community who have helped facilitate, nurture, or promote economic development. This is a great way to recognize presidents, vice presidents, and local federal delegation for their efforts.
There are currently over 50 NAI Chapters with over 2,600 members that together create a network dedicated to facilitating innovation and celebrating their inventors at their respective institutions as well as on local and regional levels.
Student Impact: Having an NAI Chapter is a great way to engage with innovative students. Included in our mission is the desire to “educate and mentor innovative students”. Through your membership you can also award honorary membership to student’s innovators. This provides your students opportunities to connect with world renowned inventors not only from your institution, but from other NAI member institutions online through our GAIN mentorship and professional development platform as well as at our Annual Meeting.
Learn more about the benefits of starting a Chapter and How to Get Started? Watch our webinar featuring our Chapter Ambassadors from five of our most successful sites.
What’s the Cost?
Your institutions annual membership fee allows you to recognize up to 40 chapter members per year at no additional cost. Chapters with over 40 members will be billed $60.00 per each additional member up to $4,800 U.S. or $7,200 for international members.