Over 4000 Visitors & 380 Inventors in INVENT ARENA
The second year of the International Exhibition of Technical Innovations, Patents, and Inventions INVENT ARENA was held in Třinec from 20th to 22nd June 2018.
The 2018 INVENT ARENA was held under the auspices of Mr. Alireza Rastegar, the President of the International Federation of Inventors’ Associations, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Czech Chamber of Commerce, the Czech Academy of Sciences, the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic and Věra Palkovská, Mayor of the City of Třinec.
The VIP guests of the exhibition were Mr. Husein Hujić, the Director of the International Federation of Inventors’ Associations, Ms. Monika Ziková, representing the World Intellectual Property Organization, Mr. Carlo Pandolfi from the European Patent Office, Mr. Jiří Cienciala, member of the Czech Senate, Mr. Petr Očko, the President of Technology Agency of the Czech Republic, Mr. Grzegorz Piotr Janik, Member of the Polish Sejm and Ms. Eva Janouškovcová, Director of the Technology Transfer Office at the Masaryk University to mention a few.
In the opening ceremony speakers remembered the importance of research and development as the main driving forces of progress and the benefits of global exhibitions such as INVENT ARENA for the promotion and transfer of technologies from the laboratories into everyday life.
“Innovation is essential for the development of society, as well as for business, because only through innovation we can offer the market more than the less creative competitors,” says Jan Czudek, the CEO of TŽ, a.s., who sees the support of good ideas and human creativity as a key factor in the development of his company.
This year’s Invent Arena was financially supported by the Moravian – Silesian Region, the city of Trinec and by the Steel Union.
Over 47 exhibitors from 22 countries all over the world took part in the exhibition. The larger part of the 1 500 m2 exhibition space belonged to the domestic exhibitors. The second part was occupied by the foreign exhibitors, who arrived mainly from other European countries (Poland, Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Slovenia, Russia, Macedonia or Bosnia and Herzegovina), but also from more distant destinations, such as Taiwan, China, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia or Indonesia.
For three days, over 4 000 visitors could see more than 140 inventions and innovations which were signed up by over 380 inventors for the best invention competition. The exhibits were judged by the international jury of experts from among the organizers and representatives of foreign inventors’ organizations. The best innovations were awarded by the gold, silver and bronze medals or by one of the special prizes.
The Gold IFIA Medal was granted to ROTAPHONE, a new mechanical sensor system and measurement method for detection of seismic ground motions.
The Grand Prix winner was selected out of the winners of the eight categories; the prize winner was “Pipeline leakage detection system” of ENVIFORM Company.