September 8, 2014 | Israel’s Ben Gurion University in the Negev accepted an invitation from the National Academy of Inventors to become an International Affiliate Member Institution. The National Academy of Inventors, headed by President Prof. Paul R. Sanberg, has members from seven countries, and BGU will be the first Israeli institution to join. “We were pleased to accept the invitation to join the NAI. Recognition of our patented achievements will help us cultivate and innovate more use-inspired research,” noted BGU President Prof. Rivka Carmi. The National Academy of Inventors is a non-profit organization comprised of US and international universities and other governmental and non-governmental institutions.