IAMD--- Inventors Association of 
               Metropolitan Detroit
Lawrence Technological University-
21000 W. Ten Mile Rd. 
Southfield, MI  48075
248 204-2994       
​Meeting info

Lawrence Tech University
​21000 W. Ten Mile Rd. 
Southfield, MI 48075

Third Thursday of the month --
6:30-9:00 p.m.

For more information about our meetings, go to our "meetings" page.
Lawrence Tech Map
Buell Management Building

 IAMD Meetings are on the third Thursday of the month 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Please make plans to attend our next meeting, more information is posted on our meetings page.

Please note: The June 21st meeting will be back in room 218 of the Buell Management Building (building #2 on the map, park in lot C or D), near Einstein Bagel at the bottom of the staircase.

Our meetings will start and end with networking (6:30-7:00- Networking) and speakers start at 7 p.m. Refreshments served. 

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - MEET in M218 Management Bldg Lawrence Tech University -Ideation International, Inc. of Farmington Hills, MI will present information about their product development method. More info on the company is available at www.ideationtriz.com

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - Detroit Public Library DIY Invention Center Tour and meeting. MAP

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - TBD Picnic location at Hossack Picnic Area, outside Lawrence Tech's Management Building engaging Keith's industrial design students,
OR at
i3Detroit Makerspace, Ferndale 1481-A Wordsworth St, Ferndale, MI 48220 - Tour, meeting & picnic.

September 20, 2018- First IAMD meeting for Fall

Suggestions? Comments? We are always on the "lookout" for new speakers and programs, if you have any suggestions for presentations, or on what kind of material you are interested in, please let us know.

Please check below for other events, courses and interesting information.

Invention is 1% inspiration and 99% 
perspiration...... Thomas Edison
The Inventors Association is a non-for-profit association established to educate inventors of all levels to navigate through the inventing process.  In addition to being an important resource center, IAMD serves as a support group for inventors, who can exchange information, experiences and other advice on how to successfully complete a project.
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If you have an idea, plan it.
If you make a plan, build it.
If you build a product, sell it.
If you've sold it, spend wisely.

Learn the process from like minded people...... Ken Yee

Latest update 6/16/18

The SBA (Small Business Administration) has a constant flow of programs, courses and events. There are too many for us to keep up with here, if you are interested, you can go to their website and browse or sign up to be included on their email list (see the links on our resources page, they all offer helpful information.

Any websites below may not be links, if not, you can copy clip them into your browser.

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
June Events - Detroit
Join the Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for informative events to help you learn about the services of the regional USPTO in Detroit.

Patent Series — Part 3: Patent Searching
June 20, 2018, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Have an idea? Have an invention? Learn about the patent process, patent application types and how to file your patent application, and patent searching in our rotating 3-part series on the third Wednesday of each month. If you missed Part 1 of the series, please review: Patent Process Overview  

Register at: Patent Series 

All events are FREE to attend and open to the public; however, space is limited.
Midwest Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
300 River Place Dr., Suite 2900
Detroit, MI 48207

 All SBA programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. This article does not constitute or imply an endorsement by SBA of any opinions, products, or services of any private individual or entity.

July 28-29, 2018 - Detroit Maker Faire, The Henry Ford, Dearborn, Michigan  https://detroit.makerfaire.com/

Thursday, September 6, 2018- EXPO18  9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Lansing  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/6th-annual-michigan-inventors-expo-tickets-43003658099


We are hoping to offer an opportunity for new entrepreneurs to pitch their products in upcoming meetings. This will not be a contest or formal review board, but a chance to try out your pitch in a friendly, informal venue.
If you are interested in pitching your product, please email Cathy at cphillips@ltu.edu for more information.

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Product Category Survey:
The IAMD would like to gather information on what types of products our members are developing. This information will help us to plan programming. Please let us know if you products are in kitchen, automotive, IT (including software), outdoor and recreation, beauty, Send your product category type to cphillips@ltu.edu.