North Florida Inventors and Innovators Group
Welcome to North Florida Inventors and Innovators Group. We are Local Innovators who meet monthly to learn from others on how to better innovate and invent.  People join us from all kinds of different industries and from all over North Florida. Many in our group are folks who hold patents, are in the process of patents, or are interested in learning how to proceed on a patent. Many are folks who are interested in how to pursue that idea that they've had for years but aren't sure what steps to take next. We invite all people with similar interests to join us in our pursuit of connections, concepts, and friendships. Feel free to join us and invite your friends. We normally meet the last Wednesday of the month. We will sometimes tour local businesses that relate to innovation and we often host relevant speakers. If you have ever had any interest at all in pursuing a patent or a concept, feel free to come join us. You may make a new friend...likely one who thinks outside the box like you do.

Where North Florida's Inventors and Innovators Come together.

The next meeting of the North Florida Inventors/Innovators Group will be held August 27th at 12 noon at Pine Castle. They have generously offered to provide a light lunch and an introduction into Pine Castles mission. They will also show their capabilities and provide information regarding their manufacturing and fulfillment business services.
If you are looking to manufacture products Pine Castle may be a local solution for you. We will meet at their campus at:

4911 Spring Park Rd. Jacksonville, FL 32207

About Pine Castle

Pine Castle is a leader in the First Coast community, serving adults with developmental disabilities and providing support to their families. Founded in 1952, Pine Castle was one of the first organizations in Florida to serve the needs of children challenged with developmental disabilities.  Public schools began serving children with special needs in 1965 and the focus shifted to supporting adults to achieve their highest potential and improve their quality of life. Whether it’s teaching a new social or self-care skill, providing fun group activities, vocational training, or helping with a job search—everything Pine Castle does supports a single goal: enabling participants to achieve their highest potential where they live, learn, work and play.

Pine Castle’s Business Solutions Program

We provide your company with a just-in-time (JIT) supervised workforce in our 18,000 sq. ft. temperature-controlled warehouse/work center. Quality control measures and timeframe guidelines are based on your specifications and are incorporated on a project-by-project basis to ensure your complete satisfaction.

  • There is no need to buy or set up equipment.
  • There are no payroll, benefits, or accounting hassles.
  • There is no need to invest in staff training.
  • Your employees remain focused on their goal of building your business.
  • Both long- and short-term projects are welcome.

Our contract services include:

  • Specialty manufacturing
  • Labeling, collating, and stapling
  • Assembly and kitting
  • Poly bagging and sleeving
  • Master packing and palletizing
  • Pick-up, delivery, and/or shipping
  • Converting “work in process” to finished goods
  • Re-working defective or returned merchandise
By contracting with Pine Castle you’ll receive excellent work – in less time and at a lower cost than performing the same work in-house

Thank you to everyone who continues to talk to and encourage others to attend our group.

Feel free to send them to If they sign up in the contact area, I will add them to the list of updates.
Cheers on Inventing/Innovating.

Bob Hawkinson

When you look into your future, What do you see? Will it be you pursuing your goals, concepts, and dreams, or will it be you saying Gosh I thought of that idea 10 years ago but never pursued it?
If Not Now, When?......
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