Successful Outcome for the iENA 2022 Trade Fair “Ideas – Inventions – New Products”
iENA 2022 Report
Successful outcome for the iENA 2022 Trade Fair “Ideas – Inventions – New Products”
The Nuremberg Inventors’ Fair iENA lives up to its position as an international meeting place for the inventor scene.
The international trade fair for “Ideas – Inventions – New Products” iENA 2022 showcased 530 inventions over four days at the Nuremberg Exhibition Centre. This year, more international guests also came to Nuremberg to present innovations for the world of tomorrow.
After a pandemic-related break, the first inventors’ fair went extremely well last year. At the fair, exhibiting inventors were already able to hold initial licensing talks. This year, iENA was able to build on this positive relaunch and continue to expand: 530 inventions from 26 countries were on display at the iENA 2022. This means that the iENA’s international spirit is back and the course is set for the future of the Nuremberg Inventors’ Fair.
530 inventions from all over the world
The inventions presented at the iENA this year covered every area of life, such as medicine, energy technology, environmental protection, safety as well as practical aids for everyday living. Particularly impressive were the innovations from the young inventors who came to the fair with, for example, Jugend forscht, the Schülerforschungszentrum Südwürttemberg, the Maristengymnasium Fürstenzell, the Apian-Gymnasium Ingolstadt and the inventors’ club Nussknacker.
As an iENA 2022 partner, the National Research Council of Thailand brought many inventions from Thailand to the iENA. A large number of international attendees and promising inventions also came to the iENA from Korea, Croatia and Angola, for example.
The iENA expert jury reviewed and evaluated all 530 inventions during the event and highlighted the high quality of the inventions this year. In addition to prototypes and concepts, market-ready products and breakthrough innovations were presented at iENA 2022.
For inventors, the iENA offered the opportunity to network, make contacts and showcase their products. In addition, iENA offers technical information: together with its partners, the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA) ensured a high quality of information on patent and trademark rights.
Outlook for the iENA in 2023
The iENA is striving to return to its pre-pandemic level of success, with the aim of further boosting its international attendance numbers. It is also hoped that the number of inventions on display in Nuremberg will exceed the 700 mark once more. The managing directors of fair organizers AFAG, Henning and Thilo Könicke, are delighted with the progress of the Inventors’ Fair: “iENA is almost back to its old strength and this year’s Inventors’ Fair has once again proven that innovations are of high social importance, particularly in challenging times. The iENA is finally more international again. It thus lives up to its position as an international meeting place for the inventor scene and serves to strengthen networking in the international inventor scene”.
Next year, the Inventors’ Fair will take place from Thursday, 2 to Sunday, 5 November 2023 at the Nuremberg Exhibition Centre and will also be open on all days to all visitors to the Consumenta consumer trade fair, which will be held parallel to the iENA.
The Nuremberg Innovation Congress has positioned itself strongly in terms of content this year. Speakers from the business world, for example from the successful Würzburg company va Q tec, as well as from science and research and from Bayern Innovative, were very inspiring. The Innovation Congress will be further refined and will also be aimed at additional target groups in the future. The successful working relationship with the “Hack & Make” creative and technology fair will also be continued in 2023.