Welcome to INCA!

The Inventors Network of the Capital Area (INCA) is a non-profit educational organization founded in 1993. Our members are interested in patents, the innovation process, product design, marketing, licensing, prototyping and other areas of product development.

Every month we host a meeting with a speaker and time for experienced and beginning inventors to network. Private sector speakers at past meetings have included successful inventors, and experts in: marketing, branding, patenting, licensing, prototyping, venture capital, and entrepreneurship. Speakers at previous meetings have also included officials from the US Patent & Trademark Office of Independent Inventor Programs and representatives of government small business assistance programs. For more details on past speakers and meeting topics see the Past Meetings page.

Meetings are free and open to the public. We invite you to attend our next meeting to participate in networking over pizza, snacks, and drinks.  If you are interested in speaking at an upcoming meeting, or would like to recommend a speaker, visit our Speakers page.

If you are interested in prototyping your invention check out NOVA Labs in Reston, Virginia or Fab Lab Baltimore in Catonsville, Maryland.


Please be sure to join us for:

Learn about "Lean Product Design and Prototyping" - Monday, March 12th, 6:00 PM

Held by Inventors Network of the Capital Area on 12 March 2018 6:00 PM

Inventors, Makers and Dreamers:

Join us to hear from Callye Keen, and learn about a powerful iterative design and prototyping process, that leverages the Lean Startup fundamentals to speed the get-to-market process. Callye will review key p... Read More