Announcing:  The THIRD Annual First Filament Award!

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The Inventor’s Council of Cincinnati (“ICC”) is a non-profit organization, dedicated to helping people express their creativity through the development and marketing of new products. As part of its mission, the ICC wants to help its members gain public exposure for their inventive products and give those products the best opportunity to be a commercial success. To that end, the ICC is pleased to announce The Third Annual First Filament Award where three ICC members will be honored for their efforts to develop, prototype, market, or protect their inventive products. The top three honorees will receive development funds not to exceed $1000, $750, and $500, respectively. The ICC will pay the development funds to those honorees to reimburse them for development work that was invoiced after September 2015 or future development work that is invoiced before December 31, 2016. Those honorees must provide an original vendor invoice to be reimbursed. It is within the ICC’s sole discretion as to whether the development work qualifies for reimbursement.

The Third Annual First Filament Award is designed to help light the way toward new product commercialization. The honorees in The Third Annual First Filament Award will provide a brief presentation regarding their patented or patent-pending products at the ICC’s Tuesday, March 1st meeting, starting at 7:00 pm. The top honorees will be notified by email on or before March 18th. Judging will be based on the commercial potential of the products. Top honorees will return on Tuesday, April 5th, to present their products directly to our panel of distinguished judges, whose decisions will be final. Honorees will be announced immediately following.

Registration begins at our regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, February 2nd at 7:00 pm at the Cincinnati Public Library, 800 Vine St, in the 3rd Floor Tower Room and ends March 3rd.

While the public is invited to attend all our monthly meetings, held the first Tuesday of every month (except August) at 7:00 pm in the 3rd Floor Tower Room of the Cincinnati Public Library, you must be a current member to participate in The Third Annual First Filament Award. ICC membership is just $80 for the first year and $60 to renew and our membership year runs January through December. We also offer corporate memberships at $500 annually.

The ICC will announce the top three honorees of The Third Annual First Filament Award at its April 5th meeting. The ICC also wishes to thank GBQ Consulting for their sponsorship of the Third Annual First Filament Awards.

Artwork and Sparky character courtesy of Tom Hortel.