IFIA First International Congress 2015
The world’s first international inventors and innovators congress was held in Stockholm by International Federation of Inventors’ Associations (IFIA) and hosted by the Stockholm Innovators Association (STIK) as well as the Swedish Inventors’ Association (SUF). In addition to seminars, lectures and discussions on the conditions for innovation and invention, the conference and congress also resulted in an official statement in the form of five positions.
The International Innovation Conference and IFIA’s World Congress was conducted over two days in late August at the Stockholm International Fairs premises and had gathered a hundred participants, both national and international, to discuss the conditions for inventors and IFIA’s role regarding the issue. One conclusion was the need to address and correct the general misconception that inventions and innovations mainly originate from the academic world. This is common perception that many politicians all over the world seem to have and believe, which therefore tends to result in a relatively one-sided support and financing of inventions / innovations.
The congress also discussed the importance of acknowledging the world’s female inventors as an equally important group. Likewise it was emphasized by lecturer Winfried Sturm to embrace creativity as a key factor in development, both as an attribute and as an important subject, as well in school as in academic education.
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