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.
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 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.

The meetings will be back in room M218 for the next two months (May and June). Buell Management Building, 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. 

September Meeting - September 15 - More to come on speaker and location. Starts at 6:30 p.m. on the Lawrence Tech Campus. Speaker presentation and inventor education series follows at 7 p.m. More opportunity to network at the end of the meeting.

We expect to have some new and exciting programs starting in the fall, hope you will join us!!!

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
This are some of the events happening around the area:
 Latest update 7/21/16

NOTE: 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.

NOTE: Any websites below will not be links, you can copy clip them into your browser.

Detroit Mo-POP Festival Saturday and Sunday, July 23 and 24, 2016. West Riverfront Park, Detroit
http://mopopfestival.com/info.html- General Information on the Festival

http://mopopfestival.com/motech.html- Information on the Mo-Tech section of the Festival - 
STOP by to see the IAMD table and say Hello to our Members. Prizes and sign up for membership.

​Maker Faire at the Henry Ford - July 30-31, 2106  - http://www.makerfairedetroit.com/

Small Business Development Center Programming at Detroit Public Library- one on one counselling sessions. (SEE ATTACHED FLYER)
August 16 - 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:30 PM and 1:30 PM. Please call (313) 481-1391 to reserve your spot.

The Wayne State University Law School Patent Procurement Clinic represents low income inventors and innovators by providing a range of pro bono patent-related legal services, including patentability searches and reports, provisional and nonprovisional utility applications, and responses to office actions and other USPTO correspondence. The Clinic is certified by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Services are provided by Wayne Law students with technical backgrounds under the direct supervision of experienced registered patent attorneys.  
The Clinic is now accepting applications from inventors seeking assistance during the Fall 2016 semester. You can find the application at  http://law.wayne.edu/pdfs/patent_client_applicationfall_2016_.pdf
More information about the Clinic is available at http://law.wayne.edu/clinics/patent.php
If you have any questions about the clinic, please contact David Berry at 248 226-2758

MIC EXPO16 - Wednesday, September 7, 2016- Lansing. Attend the EXPO as an IAMD member and receive a $5.00 rebate. MORE INFO to FOLLOW.  

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.