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TIA: Tennessee Inventors Association in Knoxville Tenn and Oak Ridge TN
Oak Ridge and Knoxville, TN  

Tennessee Inventors Association

The Tennessee Inventors Association is an organization in East Tennessee dedicated to supporting and promoting independent inventors. TIA members are from Knoxville and Oak Ridge. Some members come from Chattanooga, Cleveland, Bristol, Johnson City, Morristown, and other East Tennessee areas. The TIA also has members from as far away as Ohio and Virginia. The Tennessee Inventors Association is a great resource for inventors, innovators, and entrepreneurs.

The TIA meets monthly on the fourth Saturday at 10 am in Knoxville, Tennessee. Visit the TIA Calendar page. A map to the meeting hall is here. The TIA meets at the Cedar Bluff campus of Lincoln Memorial University (LMU). Visitors are always welcome!

Special Notice: The TIA meeting location for the May meeting will be at the Comcast office located at 410 Cedar Bluff Road, Suite 200, Knoxville 37923. All other meetings will still be at LMU.


Upcoming meeting

Andrew PokelwaldtThe next TIA meeting is 10am April 26, 2014, at the Cedar Bluff campus of LMU.

Our April 2014 speaker is Andy Pokelwaldt, Program Director of Advanced Composite Employment (ACE) Accelerator Program at Roane State Community College. Andy will speak about carbon fiber and other composite materials being developed at his lab at the Oak Ridge Laboratory.

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The primary goal of the TIA is the advancement of technology throughout Tennessee with its accompanying economic growth. Toward this end, TIA provides information, guidance, and encouragement to those involved in innovation. It is a chartered non-profit organization in the State of Tennessee composed of inventors and other persons interested in the innovation process.

The TIA membership includes independent inventors, small business developers, engineers, and scientists from state and federal research and educational facilities. The span of technical expertise and inventions ranges from high-tech to low-tech, from lasers to games to cat toys. Other TIA members are from business-related fields and are available as consultants to the other members. For example, we have patent agents and patent attorneys as members, and we frequently have business attorneys and lawyers, model makers, graphic artists, modelers, designers, and others as visitors. Even if you do not have an invention, you are welcome to join the TIA!