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Welcome to the UIA

Empowering Inventors through Education, Access & Advocacy

The UIA is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing educational resources and opportunities to the independent inventing community, while encouraging honest and ethical business practices among industry service providers.

Education & Events

Free Inventor Resources

The UIA maintains an Inventor Resource Room with free and helpful documents, articles, and videos all about  inventing and product commercialization processes, and a listing of upcoming inventor trade shows and events.

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Empowering Inventors through Education, Access & Advocacy

Inventor Resources

The UIA provides our members with free educational resources on how to develop, protect, fund and commercialize ideas and inventions.

Visit Our Resource Room for online reading and video materials.

Join the UIA to receive our free UIA newsletter for information affecting independent inventors, resource updates, articles from industry leaders and decision-makers, and to be notified of upcoming educational seminars and events – most of which are provided at no cost to our members.

Access to Industry Partners & Fellow Inventors

Through our educational seminars and trade show program, we create opportunities for inventors to network with companies who are actively searching for new products and/or offer services to that can help move an invention forward. We proudly work with trade show organizers to create inventor exhibitor areas at some of the largest trade shows nationwide.  Visit Our Resource Room for more information on events.

With the UIA-affiliated inventor clubs across the US, UIA members can meet local innovators who have been through the inventing, patenting, manufacturing and marketing processes.  View our list of UIA-affiliated Inventor Clubs to learn more.

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