The First Institute of Canadian Inventors (FICI) is a non-profit organization and the official branch of International Federation of Inventors' Association in Canada, which is working under observation of the United Nation (UN). FICI leads the national team of Canadian inventors. FICI club at the University of Waterloo aims to provide workshops, seminars, and meetings to:
Provide workshops including TRIZ, technical design, Intellectual Properties (IP and Patenting), and a workshop for final nominees who are ready to participate in international competitions. Help students, who have a perspective on innovation, to prototype their feasible ideas. Familiarize students with patent licensing systems to protect their novel ideas. Help students to successfully show their achievements in international innovation competitions and exhibitions to win awards. knowledge of innovation experts to improves the Canadian society and economy.