Our Next Wave Innovators program is designed to accelerate inventor/innovator understanding of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the Invention Process. Objectives include increasing the quantity of independent inventor products being developed, protected and commercialized as well as increasing the opportunity for government representatives and corporate leaders to drive entrepreneurial and economic growth in economically challenged communities.
Online Inventors Academy (NEW) – Initially designed for our out-of-state members, CIO has designed an online inventor video library featuring innovation industry experts. Our celebrity experts address a wide range of topics addressing the latest trends and issues in Product Development, Intellectual Property (IP) Protection and of course Commercializing Your Product.
Inventing With Smart Technology – Six Tuesday evening seminars facilitated by industry experts focusing on Internet of Things (IoT) Applications, including mobile apps, smart house security, big data management analytics, wearable technology and protecting IoT product ideas.
R U Ready to Deal – Eleven Saturday seminars facilitated by industry experts focusing on Intellectual Property (IP) Protection, Prototyping, Manufacturing, Marketing and Finance issues related to launching a new product. Monthly seminars include “Pitch To The Buyers” sessions which provide opportunities on a quarterly basis allowing inventors to go “one-on-one with” celebrity buyers in the innovation community such as “Edison Nation” and “Will It Launch – Innovative Products & Inventions”.