Inventors Association of Australia (Vic)
What we do for inventors
For inventors who have an innovation or invention or an improvement to an existing item the Inventors Association of Australia (Vic) Inc and this web site have been created with the purpose of providing assistance from feasibility through to full commercialization.
We welcome you and encourage you to join this inventors association, or to attend our monthly meetings as a visitor either to simply enjoy the experience of inventions or to see if the IAA(Vic) is suitable for you and can offer you the help you need.
After joining you will be given a login name which will enable you to access more information on this website for members only.
The inventors association is comprised of individuals from all walks of life, some own and operate their own businesses, some inventors have successfully created businesses from their inventions and innovations, other members have only their dreams. We offer support and assistance to all those who wish to develop their invention or innovation.
Monthly meetings are held where invited guest speakers or inventors discuss various aspects of inventions including prototyping, manufacturing, packaging, advertising, marketing, sales, business and marketing plans, the process of innovation and investors.
Our monthly meetings provide access to other inventors with similar problems and issues who can help new inventors, and members can also receive confidential advice of their invention or innovation through our feasibility committee.The Inventors Association of Australia (Vic) monthly meetings end with a hot, finger-food supper, coffee and discussion.
Monthly Patent Tutorials
Before each meeting there is a free forum with a patent attorney who answers questions and gives general advice on intellectual property protection including licensing, patents, trademarks and registered designs so you can learn more about the patenting process and more about the attorneys who support our association.
The Inventor's Association of Australia (Vic) also represent inventor's interests to Government bodies, we liaise with IAA branches throughout Australia and provide information and useful world links.
Invention promotion on this website
We also offer inventors who are members of our inventors association a webpage at this site which we have recently begun as a permanent showcase with relevant keywords for search engine optimization. This gives every member a chance to have a website without having to develop their own so they can market and test their innovation before committing significant capital to it.
We have our own You Tube channel "Inventorvic" where you can place your invention video with links back to this website or to your own website to increase your internet presence and promote your product or idea. This is available to all members.
Inventor Boot Camp
You will receive a copy of Practical Guide For Inventing by Bill Allardyce which we call Inventor Boot Camp because it covers how to manufacture your product the right way, the common pitfalls of inventing, successful marketing strategies, how to assess your invention before outlaying a fortune, patenting and hot tips to achieve success.
Our new Inventorvic Facebook page contains information about inventions and ideas, about upcoming meetings and other items of interest.
Our association is occasionally involved in exhibitions and media presentations in Australia and overseas to promote inventions and innovations to business and the public.
We publish a monthly newsletter "InVent" and you can access each one for the past 12 months from "Newsletter" in the left menu. They include information on each monthly meeting, our guest speakers and they can contain advice on trade shows, expos, activities of interest to innovative people and how to turn your design into a profitable idea.
Visitors are welcome to attend our monthly meetings at a cost of $15 of which $10 is refunded if they decide to join up to a max of $20. The joining fee for members is $200 plus a monthly meeting attendance fee of $5 and a yearly renewal of only $80. For residents more than 70km from the Melbourne GPO the joining fee and yearly renewal are discounted by 75%.
***** Special offer for the rest of this year only
For Melbourne visitors $180 joining fee which gives you two years membership. Hurry, available now.
The process of advancing an invention or innovation from a notion to an economically marketable item is extremely difficult, complex, expensive and is unlikely to be achieved without the assistance from other individuals.
Click on "Joining the IAA(VIC)" in the left hand menu and fill in the form if you wish to join now.
If you need more information please click on the "General Enquiry" in the left hand menu and submit the form.
IAA(Vic) look forward to hearing from you.