AIZ (Association of Inventors)
The Association of Inventors, Assotsiatsii izobretatelei (AIZ) was formed in 1921 in Moscow. The entity is also cited in publications as the All-Union Society of Inventors and Rationalizers (VOIR) due to its name being changed in the 1950s. By 1978, it had a reported nine million members in its ranks.
Sources & Citations
Alʹtshuller, G. S. (1984). Creativity as an exact science: The theory of solution of inventive problems. New York: Gordon and Breach. (VOIR mentioned)
Alekseev, G. M. (1983). Dvizhenie izobretatelei i ratsionalizatorov v SSSR, 1917-1982. Moskva: Myslʹ. (P. 78 mention of AIZ)
Zilmanovich, D. Ia. (1966). Pioner sovetskogo paketostroeniia: F.A. Tsander. Moskva: Voennoe Izdatel'svo Ministerstva Oborony SSSR. (PP. 24-25 creation of AIZ)