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The National Academy of Inventors is honored to welcome our newest Board Member, Kenneth Blank, FNAI.

Ken Blank has great experience as a vice president at 3 major universities and is a leader in creating high-impact, sustainable use-inspired research programs, resulting in solutions to national problems through technology development and commercialization.

Read more about his work and see the full list of NAI's Board of Directors.
In line with our constant mission to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in the innovation space, we are proud to announce that we have taken the USIPA's Increasing Diversity in Innovation Pledge.

This pledge focuses on providing utilizes best practices, data, and research from academia, corporations and nonprofits designed to help companies better integrate and incorporate underrepresented inventors into their innovation ecosystems, leading to demonstrable and measurable results.

Read more about the pledge and how it aims to make sure every inventor gets a seat at the table.
NAI Fellow Sally Kornbluth has been named as the 18th President of the NAI Member Institution Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She previously served as Provost at NAI Member Institution Duke University where she has been a champion of diversity and innovation. Read more about her appointment to President and her plans for MIT.
NAI Fellow S Joe Qin has been named as President of Lingnan University. He currently serves as Director of the Hong Kong Institute for Data Science at NAI Member Institution City University of Hong Kong. Read about his appointment and when he'll take the helm at Lingnan University.
Santokh Badesha, FNAI of the NAI Member Institution Purdue University has been awarded the Mountbatten Medal for developing materials enabling the broad use of laser printing and the creation of color laser printing. Read more about the award and how his inventions have shaped the era of digital printing on demand.
Tejal Desai, FNAI, of the NAI Member Institution Brown University recently sat down with the Association for Women in Science to be featured in their fall issue of AWIS Magazine. 

Check out her cover story as she shares her perspective as a woman in STEM.
This month for our Sustainer Spotlight, we are proud to feature Sustaining Member Institution University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln holds a week-long celebration of research and innovation at the school every year. This year's event took place November 14-18. The week kicked off with an awards ceremony honoring UNL innovators and their innovations. Read more about the celebration.

In partnership with the NAI, our Sustaining Members help develop the inventors and entrepreneurs of tomorrow while contributing to the success of our GAIN Mentorship Program, T&I Journal, ScholarShare webinar series, as well as the Annual Conference.

Contact us to learn more about how your institution can become a Sustaining Member.

The Monthly Review is a great way to stay up to date with the latest announcements and highlights from the USPTO. The newsletter features everything from innovation stories to updates on their latest initiatives. Subscribe today!
Senior Member Nominations are now open until December 16th! NAI Senior Membership is a distinct honor and a significant way for NAI Member Institutions to recognize their innovators on a national level. Being a Senior Member is also a great way to get involved in the Academy, which is taken into account for future Fellowship. Nominate active faculty, scientists, and administrators with success in patents for NAI Senior Membership today!
Nominate someone today!
Join us June 25-27th, 2023 for our 12th Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., the city where it happens! Don't miss this opportunity to connect with academic innovators, industry leaders, policy makers, and government agencies and to celebrate our Fellows and Senior Members at their induction ceremonies, culminating in our Signature Gala.  Watch for our registration announcement in January!

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Your support helps drive our programs and make them accessible to rising and experienced innovators alike. Thank you to our Member Institutions who make our work possible.
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