The Objective of the IMI is a product of the understanding that there has been a great gap between Inventors and Investors and it’s more so in certain parts of the World especially in Africa.
Also there has been a myth in industry that supposes that Independent inventors cannot come up with certain solutions because of the disparity in available research funds when one side is compared to the other, well that’s a myth.
That said the Objective of the IMI is to create an atmosphere where Inventors get to meet Investors, without restrictions.
It is fact that patents are expensive and risky, and that most Independent Inventors that intend to benefit financially and in other ways from their inventions cannot afford a patent talk more of patents in different countries, alternatives like the WIPO PCT application is unrealistic for most inventions because of the short time limits.
A lot of Inventions remain on paper or go through unnecessary trouble before getting to the market; there is a need on the side of the Inventor, the Investors and Consumers for these inventions to get to the market.
So here we are, the cost off patents and my Invention, what do I do? What do I do? Enter the IMI which unlike companies that promise to help get Interest for your Invention for a fee is totally free for the Inventor and will get you to meet with Investors on a one on one basis and form relationships.
the Objective of the IMI is to create an atmosphere where Inventors get to meet Investors, without restrictions.
Inventors can sign an NDA with a willing Investors and trade secret agreements or other agreements can be made to develop an invention.
The IMI does not require an Inventor to own a patent, prototype or models of any sought on a given invention, although such would be appreciated, a good presentation document for all interested members of the Audience and ability to give a short but informative presentation on the Invention without necessarily divulging novel data is all that is required.
The IMI invites investors based on what Inventions Inventors are presenting at a meet, so the Inventors are interviewed prior to the meet and Investors from relevant industries are invited, yet it’s an all comers event, so even without an invite you could still attend.
All uninvited participants must indicate their interest to participate by filling and submitting the Form on this Page