INNOVACITIES 2015 Report
INNOVACITIES Latin America: Global Inventions and Innovations Exhibition
The Brazil International Innovative Inventions, Scientists and Entrepreneurs Association (ABIPIR) have been organizing INNOVACITIES – Global Inventions and Innovations Exhibitions under the patronage of the International Federation of Inventor’s Association (IFIA) for five consecutive years in Espirito Santo State. The 1st edition of INNOVACITIES Latin America in the city of Foz do Iguaçu in Paraná State took place between December 10 and 12, 2015 under the sponsorship of Itaipu Binacional, the largest generator of clean energy in the world and Sol Pedras, one of the most innovative and sustainable Brazilian Industries.
INNOVACITIES is the most diverse ecosystem of technological and social innovation in the world in which actors from all areas of innovation as inventors, researchers, startups, creative economists, businesses, educational institutions, public and private research bodies, funding agencies, investors, and intellectual property institutes are present. All this diversity provides a fertile environment for ideas, products, processes and innovative management models to be transformed into market success.
INNOVACITIES had the honorable presence of the IFIA Executive Committee members as well as IFIA Director, Mr. Michal Szota, acting as the representative of IFIA President, Mr. Alireza Rastegar. The launch of IFIA – ABIPIR ‘s Latin America Office, with the main objective of giving support to South American inventors and facilitating the establishment of scientific, technological and commercial relations (selling and licensing patents rights) through interconnecting them to other countries constituted the agenda of IFIA delegates .
Another highlight of the event was the organization of ABIPIR International Intellectual Property Forum bringing together experts from various countries discussing the importance of the theme for the development of Latin America’ Countries. The number of visitors exceeded 15 thousand people, the majority of whom were the students aiming to be the future inventors and scientists.
IFIA and ABIPIR would like to extend their appreciation to the institutions which made possible to achieve all our goals and made the InnovaCities a huge success. We would like to thank Itaipu Bi national by his representative the General Superintendent Juan Sotuyo; Faculty Uniamerica by his President Ryon Braga and the most of 100 volunteers without them the organization of this event would have been impossible.