We Keep Inventors on Track
We keep inventors on the right track with weekly CIO member networking events, pro bono patent programs, CIO Inventors Academy seminars featuring industry expert guest speakers and our CIO volunteer prototyping team. The CIO is the only organization of its kind in the State of Illinois providing access to the untapped talent which is needed to fuel the engine that is driving innovation in the State of Illinois as well as creating jobs and state revenues.
REAL PEOPLE, REAL LIFE REAL INVENTIONS
CIO’s Advisory Team assists inventors with referrals to CIO affiliated Designers, Manufacturers, Buyers and Investors. We also hold various events to get inventor products in front of Buyers such as Industry Specific Expos, Product Pitch Forums, Conferences & our Ecommerce platform launching this year.
CIO’s Prototyping Team has advised hundreds of inventors on the appropriately priced resources necessary for their Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, CAD Designs, 3D Printing and Manufacturing. We provide hands-on staff support to inventors who have a product idea but lack the technical expertise to create a CAD (Computer Assisted Design) product design, 3D Printed Prototype or 3D Product Animation.
HEL-GIE PPE Mask
INVENTOR DWAYNE (d.a.) HARRIS’ loss of two immediate family members to COVID 19 inspired the creation of his “HEL-GIE” healthcare product. HEL-GIE (HG) is designed to assist Nurses, Doctors and EMTs with their daily duties and responsibilities to save lives impacted by COVID 19. The “HEL-GIE”, incorporates a “FULL UNIT PPE MASK to help expedite wearing multiple PPE units. HG, shorten prep time by 3-5 minutes during essential and non-essential emergencies. Dwayne is currently employed as a freelance professional for disabled adults in the area of Disability for Deaf and Hard of Hearing at City Colleges of Chicago and Aunt Martha’s homeless youth shelter
Our Next Wave Inventors Academy classes focus on enlightening inventors as to how Internet infused products and processes are changing our lives. Seminars offered relate to Internet of Things Applications, Protections and Patent Infringement, Analytics, Prototyping, Market Research, Buyer & Investor Pitches, Negotiating Contracts and Pricing Products. These efforts will increase the quantity and quality of independent inventor products being developed, protected and commercialized.