The 2nd World Innovation & Invention Forum in China
Supported by International Federation of Inventors’ Associations (IFIA) and cosponsored by China Association of Inventions (CAI) as well as Foshan Municipal Government, the second World Invention and Innovation Forum (WIIF) opened in Foshan City, Guangdong Province on November 23, 2017. Lasting for three days, WIIF convened the delegates of over 40 countries regions and international organizations including World Intellectual Property Organization, International Federation of Inventors’ Association, World Association of Inventors and Entrepreneurs, European Invention Association and Indian Ocean Rim Association, etc.
The opening speeches were delivered by Lu Yongxiang, Vice Chairman of NPC Standing Committee, Mr. Pan Yunhe, CAI President, Mr. Alireza Rastagar, IFIA President, Chief of Ministry, Governor of Guangdong and Mayor of Foshan.
After the ceremony, Mr. Pan Yunhe and international representatives visited the invention booths displaying more than 150 international inventions at WIIF Forum and 1700 national ones at 22nd National Exhibition of Inventions staged concurrently at the Guangdong Tanzhou International Convention and Exhibition Center GICEC in Foshan, China.
The 3-day Forum consisted of Keynote speeches on Artificial intelligence, Civil-military integration, Commercialization of invention achievements as well as the international technological transfers, Policies for innovations of science and technologies, Youth innovative education, Imagination of future science and technology, and other relevant topic.
The keynote speakers of the forum included the representatives from CAI; American National Academy of Inventors; KIPA – Korea; Conversio Change Management – Germany; Indian Ocean Rim Association; The Stockholm Inventors ‘ Association; Japan Science and Technology Agency; Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics; among others. And speakers at the Special Session are from Xiangtan University/APICC Hong Kong; IFIA TTC; World Women Inventors and Entrepreneurs Association; Association of European Inventors AEI; Association of Thai Innovation and Invention Promotion; KRAFT 256 LTD- Uganda; Manila Youth Inventors Association; Beijing Fortune Fountain Children Development Group; the Lodz University of Technology- Poland and Niger’s Association for the Promotion of Invention and Innovation ANPII ( by correspondence).
Medals were granted to national and international inventions by CAI, IFIA and WIPO, etc. at the Awarding and Closing Ceremony.
Finally, it was determined to organize the third annual of World Innovation and Invention Forum with the underlying theme of “Artificial Intelligence and Robotics/Robotics and Commercialization of Inventions ” together with the 10th China International Exhibition of Inventions in November 2018.