About Us

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit, New England Invents (NEI) is the oldest organization in the U.S. dedicated to the support of independent inventors. NEI helps innovators learn how to turn a great idea into a patentable, manufacturable, commercial product.

NEI offers monthly educational seminars, in-person networking events, one-on-one consulting, and product pitch sessions.  Our mission is to foster inclusive innovation– specifically to democratize access to inventor education, patent ownership, and product commercialization.

NEI recently has launched two key initiatives to support inclusive innovation. The first targets K-12 students, offering educational and mentorship programs to encourage young creators and inventors. To support this effort, NEI has created a Youth Advisory Board to help guide and enrich this program. The second initiative supports military veterans and their families, offering tailored programs to assist their transition into careers in independent inventing. To enhance this initiative, NEI has established a Military Advisory Board, leveraging the expertise and experiences of veterans to ensure the programs effectively meet their unique needs.

Finally, as part of our dedication to educating independent inventors, NEI is in the process of developing a twelve- part certification course addressing each step of the product commercialization lifecycle, from intellectual property protection, funding, prototyping, marketing, licensing, manufacturing, and retail sales. This practical online course will provide a clear, step-by-step guide through the entire process of invention, and provide actionable knowledge for aspiring inventors of all backgrounds.

Who We Are

We are innovation enthusiasts, passionate about driving innovation and sparking creativity in inventors from all walks of life.

We are a team of experienced professionals, including seasoned inventors, business advisors, manufacturing experts, patent and other legal professionals ready to guide you through every step of the inventing process.

What We Value

We value you-- the independent inventor. We measure our success by your success. We want to empower you to successfully commercialize your own product idea.

We are value community. We foster a vibrant and supportive community where inventors can connect, collaborate, and learn from one another.

Contact Us

Email us, call us, or come to our next educational seminar.

We offer one-one-one consulting at any point during your product journey.

We are here to help.

New England Invents has been an invaluable and steadfast supporter of Innovation World’s student programs, demonstrating a commitment to fostering innovation and empowering the next generation of creators and innovators. Their generous contributions have played a pivotal role in the success of our Global Innovation Field Trips and the Alliance and our partner programs—the National Innovator Challenge and Global Innovation Challenge. Through their dedication to inspiring, mentoring, and guiding student innovators, they have contributed immeasurable mentorship and guidance, enabling students to reach their highest levels of achievement in the world of innovation.


Juli Shively
Founder, Innovation World

Meet The Executive Team


George Peters

Founder & President

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Lexa Gandolfo

Executive Director

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Stephen Davis

VP Operations

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Chris Donovan

Director Strategic Development

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