IFIA Annual Activity Report 2015
During the first year of Alireza Rastegar’s election as IFIA president, most of the activities were oriented toward reaching IFIA’s mission which is disseminating the culture of invention and innovation especially in the developing and least developed countries. To this end, the international invention exhibitions, shows, fairs, design expositions, chemical and green invention exhibitions were organized in different countries under the patronage of IFIA with the strong participation of IFIA President, IFIA staff and members.
Concurrent with the exhibitions, PCT or IP related workshops took place with the joint cooperation of World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to raise awareness about the rights of inventors and the ways of protecting their inventions to gain exclusivity over them. The emphasis that IFIA lays on providing an enriching environment for women and youth to flourish their talents was accomplished by the organization of Youth conferences as well as Women Inventors exhibitions. Moreover, in most of the international exhibitions the women and youth were supported and provided an exceptional opportunity to showcase their innovations to eradicate the pressing problems.