World Competition of Chemical Inventions
World Competition of Chemical Inventions was settled by IFIA to further strengthen its objective of emphasizing the significance of chemistry for the advancement of society. To this end, International Federation of Inventors’ Associations (IFIA) and the Association of Polish Inventors and Rationalizers organized the World Contest of Chemical Inventions alongside International Warsaw Invention Show in 2011. Since then this event has annually been held. The chemical inventions are evaluated by International Jury Board and IFIA Best Chemical Invention medal are awarded to the most remarkable one.
Chemistry immensely contributes to the modern world and a vast majority of the changes we observe in the world around us are caused by chemical reactions. Research in the field of chemistry alone has made us aware of the atmosphere, the earth and above all, our real self. Such outstanding figures as Alfred Nobel, Marie Curie, Louis Pasteur, Rosalin Franklin, and lots of other great chemists helped us come to a better understanding of composition, structure and changes of matter.
IFIA has always highlighted the importance of chemistry through implementing different projects like proposing Marie Curie medal to UNESCO in order to be awarded to the best invention in this regard. Furthermore, the year 2011 was named as the International Year of Chemistry following the verification of IFIA’s proposal to the Executive Board of UNESCO.