The First Institute of Canadian Inventors

FICI’s mission is to give Canadian inventors the opportunity to turn their ideas into reality and establish themselves as professionals through international competitions.

135 Members from 95 Countries

IFIA members are authorized to establish IFIA Technology Transfer Offices (TTOs) in IFIA member states.

FICI is proud to be an official partner of Designated Organizations (DO) for the Startup Visa (SUV) program.

We are responsible for sending Canadian national inventors’ team to international competitions running by IFIA.

Since 1968, 135 members from 95 countries
Who We Are

The first institute of Canadian inventors (FICI)

The first Institute of Canadian Inventors (FICI), established in 2015 is the first and only representative of IFIA in Canada.

We have initiated the first National Inventors’ Team of Canada (NITC) to partake in international competitions run by IFIA and under the observation of the UN.

IFIA is a non-profit organization established in 1968 that assembles over 135 member organizations from more than 95 countries dedicated to supporting inventors around the globe.

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The USAID Became a Partner of IFIA

The USAID Became a Partner of IFIA

In a groundbreaking partnership, the International Federation of Inventors’ Associations (IFIA) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) have come together with

What we provide

Take control of your business's future with the help of a professionals


By participating in our workshop, we can help you become an inventor and have your own patented idea even if you have no idea and invention.


The benefits of this program for students include; Despite not having an idea, by taking our “idea to innovation” course; you can start your startup
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If you have a startup company with a technology readiness between 4-7 you can benefit from partaking in the international competitions


introduce your product or startup to more than 35 countries in every competition.
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SME and Corporate

We can introduce you to our current international opportunities to widen your market through our social network if you are established with a good portfolio.


Our international competitions are good fits for your needs if you want to get connected with Trade commissioners of different companies
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Obtaining new members with high-grade technologies, feasible products, and international exposure is necessary for incubators.


We can offer you our consulting service to improve the core technology of your startup companies and also provide you with opportunities to link up with inventors and other R&D labs either in Canada and internationally.
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We can assist you with new collaborations with R&D centers, innovation organizations, and inventors from Canada and other countries.


We can also help disseminate your achievements to the world, university professors, and inventors. Hence, getting gifted international students with high skills and great ideas is something we can also do for you.
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Canadian Inventors

We are the bridge for Canadian inventors to help them participate in international competitions, ran by both IFIA and World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

Canadian Inventors

FICI is committed to preparing Canadian inventors to succeed, by providing the necessary resources including patent services, entrepreneurship workshops, and technical help.
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National Chapters

FICI has chapters in most Canadian Universities and we are expanding our chapters. We are inviting interested students to join our chapters and take a responsibility and run our chapters in schools that we still do not have a chapter. For more information, please contact us.

Burnaby, BC

Simon Fraser

With vibrant campuses in B.C.’s three largest cities, SFU is not just shaping minds, we’re also shaping communities.

Waterloo, ON

Waterloo University

The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples.

Toronto, ON

Metropolitan University

Toronto Metropolitan University is located in the heart of Canada’s largest city. Its distinctly urban campus features a culture that’s innovative

Toronto, ON

University of Toronto

It was founded by royal charter in 1827 as King’s College, the first institution of higher learning in Upper Canada.

Hamilton, ON

McMaster University

The main McMaster campus is on 121 hectares of land near the residential neighbourhoods of Ainslie Wood and Westdale, adjacent to the Royal Botanical Gardens.

Toronto, ON

York University

York is empowered by a welcoming and diverse community with a uniquely global perspective, we are preparing our students for their long-term career and personal success.


International Invention Competitions

IFIA organizes international invention competitions, scientific seminars, and workshops with the collaboration of other international organizations to provide an opportunity for its member to exhibit their innovations and benefit from its wealth of knowledge.

Welcome to the world of innovation (IFIA)

The International Federation of Inventors’ Associations is Fifty-Six years accompanied by innovations enthusiasts, inventors and inventions associations, startups, innovative knowledge and intellectual property.

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International Congress and Conference

IFIA holds international congress and conference where all members freely dialogue and exchange their views to promote the inventive and entrepreneurial spirit.

Social networking

Social networking at IFIA event allows members to increase their contacts and knowledge base to possible commercialization with different stakeholders.

Mission Statement

FICI’s mission is to give Canadian inventors the opportunity to turn their ideas into reality and establish themselves as professionals through international competitions.