Gulf Coast MakerCon Welcomes National Academy of Inventors

USF NAI LogoWe’re grateful for the support of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) , this year, sponsoring Gulf Coast MakerCon in collaboration with USF Connect and the Florida High Tech Corridor.

The National Academy of Inventors  is a non-profit membership organization founded and headquartered at the University of South Florida (USF).  The NAI has over 3,000 individual inventor members and Fellows spanning more than 200 US universities, and governmental and non-profit research USF Connect FHTC High Res Logo PNG Oct 23 2014institutes, including 89 Association of Public Land-grant Universities (APLU) member institutions, and has a strong relationship with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). All Florida public universities are member institutions. NAI recognizes and encourages inventors with patents issued from the USPTO, educates and mentors innovative students, and encourages the translation of its members’ inventions to benefit society.

The USF Chapter of the NAI  has over 300 inventor members and judges the USF Young Innovator Competition for K-8 students to encourage invention and creativity, as well as hosts semi-annual workshops as part of the Tampa Bay Alliance for Training in Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship with organizations in the Tampa Bay region interested in K-12-to postgraduate research, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Thank you NAI, USF Connect and The Corridor for your support of Gulf Coast Makers!

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