KIWIE:Korea International Women’s Invention Exposition 2020
KIWIE is truly one and only festival celebrating women inventors and inventions in the world, which has driven the growth of Women inventors for more than a decade as exhibiting and awarding the patent technologies and inventions of women at home and abroad.
This year, however, corresponding to the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, it would be challenging to invite the delegations to Korea under circumstances such as international travel restrictions and the Special Entry Procedure of Korea. We, therefore, have adopted to changes in contrast to KIWIE 2019
Korea International Women’s Invention Exposition 2020
Supported by the International Federation of Inventors’ Associations (IFIA)
Eligible Participant for Exposition :
Women or Women student and enterprises (run by women) who have applied or registered for domestic or overseas industrial property rights
Last year participation scale (2019) :
347 inventions from 30 different countries
(Korean participation: 181 inventions, Overseas participation: 166 inventions from 29 countries)
Purpose of Exposition:
Sustainable development and co-prosperity for international women inventors
Providing the opportunity of business matching for domestic and overseas women inventors and promotion of economic
Activities through securing Intellectual Property Rights of international women inventors
Developing methods designed to promote support for domestic and overseas women inventors
Creating visions by sharing success stories and policies of domestic and overseas women inventors and
expanding networks by sharing information.
♦ Online registration for participants from overseas.
This Year the organization committee of KIWIE implemented an online registration system called ‘Proxy Participation’. ‘Proxy participation’ refers to the process that those willing to participate register by sending the entry form via email and send their inventions Korea Women Inventors Association (KWIA), an organizer, and then the KWIA exhibits and manages them by proxy during the exposition.
♦ Cancellation of Forum and Academy in 2020
Kindly be noted that the ‘Korea International Women’s Invention Forum’ and the ‘IP Wave for Creative Women Leaders Academy’ are canceled.
Korea International Women’s Invention Exposition – KIWIE 2020
♦ Date: 23 October (Fri) ~ 25 October (Sun), 2020 / 3 days
♦ Venue: KINTEX, Ilsan, Republic of Korea
♦ Host: Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO)
♦ Organizer: Korea Women Inventors Association (KWIA)
♦ Supporter: International Federation of Inventors’ Associations (IFIA)
♦ Online registration deadline: September 2020
Tel: +822 6205 0526
|Address||6F., Korea Intellectual Property Service Center, |
131, Teheran-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 06133, Korea