I attended the October 25, 2019 meeting of IACT at Fairfield University where Professor Robert Langer of MIT spoke. Professor Langer gave a wonderful talk about his successes in combining engineering with medical treatment and cures. In general, he was one of the first to combine the use of medicines in biodegradable plastics as a way to transmit medicines to humans. Professory Langer has an incredible 1360 issued patents and pending applications in his name! More information can be found here.
On Tuesday, April 30, 2019 I attend the Inventors Association of Connecticut (IACT) meeting. The topic was: “Bitcoin and Blockchain – Ten Years In. What we know, what we don’t know and where we are headed.” The meeting was at the Fairfield University Library. Attorney Bill Erickson was the presenter. Bill explained cryptocurrency and blockchain. He also suggested a youtube video for an explanation of Bitcoin. The video can be found here. This was a very informative meeting on Blockchain and Cryptocurrency. I hope to see you at the next IACT meeting. More information on IACT can be found here.
Toy inventors and designers are invited to apply to The Toy Association’s inaugural “CF@TF Inventor Day,” an opportunity for select individuals with toy and game inventions to pitch to influential toy and youth entertainment professionals and manufacturing partners during Toy Fair New York. CF@TF Inventor Day is being held on Friday, February 15, the day before Toy Fair opens, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.
All toy inventors and designers attending Toy Fair are eligible to participate. In addition to filling out the online submission form, applicants are required to send in a 90-second video to support their written application. The deadline to apply is Monday, December 17, 2018.
“Inventors and designers are the lifeblood of the toy industry since it is their creation of unique playthings that will inspire the next generation of children,” said Marian Bossard, executive vice president of global market events at The Toy Association. “We encourage inventors to take advantage of this program and look forward to providing a pipeline of innovation for the industry and for play innovators.”
More information and sign ups can be found here.