IFIA’s Active Presence in iENA 2015
The 67th edition of iENA, as the leading International Trade Fair “Ideas – Inventions – New Products”, was held under the patronage of IFIA from October 29 to November 1, 2015 in Nuremberg, Germany. IFIA President, Mr. Alireza Rastegar, delivered a speech in the Opening Ceremony. The main focus of iENA was to successfully market inventions and offer the opportunity of intensively exchanging experience between one another. iENA also offered young inventors a well-respected platform to present their latest ideas to an international trade public.
iENA 2015 hosted inventors, associations and organizations from 36 countries, such as Italy, Libya, Moldova, Turkey, Philippines and the US. 16 joint national contributions were represented at this year’s iENA which represented inventors from Egypt, Angola, Bosnia-Herzegovina, China, Germany, Iran, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Korea, Croatia, Malaysia, Austria, Poland, Russia, Spain, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates. This year, special new and exciting ideas also came from Poland – partner of iENA 2015.
IFIA actively participated in this event and ensured the representation of its members’ innovations by renting a booth for them. IFIA made a serious attempt to create a strong communication network between the members attending iENA. Moreover, IFIA President and General Assembly members visited Invention Booths to be aware of the presented ideas and to show respect for their participation in iENA 2015. As the Award Ceremony started, IFIA best invention medal was awarded to the best invention evaluated and selected by the Jury.
iENA also hosted IFIA World Competition of Green Inventions as a contribution to the development of green inventions to address the environmental problems. The best invention in this field was awarded IFIA Medal by Mr. President.
Having WIPO’s cooperation on its side, IFIA organized a Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) workshop to raise awareness about the international patent protection. A general report on this workshop is available in the News section of IFIA website.
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