INTARG® 2022 Was Held on 11 and 12 May in Katowice, Poland
International Invention and Innovation Show INTARG® 2022 Report
On Thursday, May 12, in the Spodek/International Congress Center Jubilee 15th Edition of International Invention and Innovation Show INTARG® 2022 ended in Katowice. INTARG® 2022, co-hosted by the City of Katowice.
The Show is dedicated to the international presentation of the potential and achievements of technological thought and science, i.e. inventions, technologies and innovative services directed to the industry. Solutions presented at the fair combine creativity, innovativeness, high technical and economic values and care for common good.
Owing to its high international reputation, INTARG® show has been patronized by the highest-ranking institutions, including the Ministry of Development and Technology and the World Intellectual Property Organisation WIPO – one of 16 UN agencies. (INTARG® as the only trade fair in Poland and few in the world is held under the honorary patronage of WIPO).
International support is provided by the International Federation of Inventors Association (IFIA) and The co-host of the event is the City of Katowice.
Among the guests of honour who graced the inauguration, discussion panels and the final gala were: Minister Dariusz Jóźwiak – Advisor in the Political Office of the Minister of Education and Science, Marco M. Alemán – Director at the World Intellectual Property Organization WIPO, Piotr Zakrzewski – Deputy President of the Patent Office, Bogumił Sobul – First Vice-President of Katowice, Kamyar Faramarzi – Advisor to the President of IFIA, Manli Hsieh – President of WIIPA, Hana Churackova – Director at the Patent Office of the Czech Republic, Henryk Borczyk – Deputy President of the Upper Silesian and Zagłębie Metropolis, prof. Tomasz Zjawiony – President of the Regional Chamber of Commerce in Katowice, Vice-President of the National Chamber of Commerce, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Slovenia, Włodzimierz Kulisz – President of the Silesian Council of the Supreme Technical Organization FSNT.
Presence at the Fair of media partners, television, radio and press, resulted in numerous reports and publications so important for the dissemination of exhibitors’ achievements and promotion of their innovative solutions and inventions and of whole event.
The trade fair was rich in numerous accompanying events, including the Innovation Competition (evaluation of inventions by the International Jury), conferences, discussion panels, presentations, brokers meetings and demonstrations, promotion of the government program of the Ministry of Development and the presentation of the government program of the Ministry of Development and Technology “Accessibility Plus”, the announcement of the results of competitions: Leader of Innovation® Competition, Young Inventor, INTARG® 2022, TOP Inventions Exchange with the announcement of Polish winners of the
Minister of Education and Science awards for a special activity in the promotion of Polish science, as well as a networking cocktail and a road trip for participants from abroad.
The Silesian University of Technology, the Substantive Partner, organized a two-day conference – discussion panels with the participation of scientists and representatives of the business world, discussing issues from many thematic areas showing the importance of science in both social and economic dimensions. They were devoted to the synergy of science and industry, knowledge and technology transfer, as well as models of financing research and implementation in industry. All panels were held on the fairgrounds while being widely available through the IT network.
The event was provided with a rich artistic setting – a performance of a mining orchestra, a dance group and a concert band.
INTARG® 2022 in Figures
– support of 21 high-ranking Polish and international institutions and organizations
– stationary and online exhibitors from 39 countries: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, China, Croatia, Philippines, France, Germany, Greece, India, Iran, Japan, Yemen, Korea, Lithuania, Malaysia, Morocco, Poland, Republic of Northern Macedonia, Republic of Serbia, Slovak Republic, Romania,
Republic of Azerbaijan, Senegal, Singapore, Slovakia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, USA
– 506 inventions and innovations
– 41 jurors and experts from 18 countries, representing the world of science, industry and business and business
– 16 conferences and discussion panels with the participation of representatives of science and business
The INTARG® 2022 Organizing Team
Barbara Haller de Hallenburg-Illg – President of Eurobusiness-Haller (organizer of the fair)
Bogdan Kasprowicz – President of Haller Pro Inventio Foundation (co-organizer of the fair)
Prof. Krzysztof Biernat – Chairman of the International Jury
Magdalena Letuń-Łątka – Director of CITT Silesian University of Technology (Contents Partner and conference organizer)
Natalia Figiel – President of Entrepreneurship Development Agency (Strategic Partner)
Agnieszka Passia, Agnieszka Waśko, Patrycja Wawro, Jacek Illg, Bartłomiej Ptok