International Young Inventors Award: Bali, Indonesia
The 5th International Young Inventors Award (IYIA) was held from 19-22 September 2018 in Inna Grand Bali Beach by Indonesian Invention and Innovation Promotion Association (INNOPA), under the patronage of International Federation of Inventors’ Associations and supported by Mayor of Denpasar Bali.
The IYIA has been organized for five consecutive years in Jakarta, Surabaya and this year in Bali. The main purpose of this event is to appreciate young inventors around the world who have dedicated themselves in creating innovative projects, as well as providing a platform to gather and facilitate all young inventors to share knowledge and transfer technology from different countries. The inventors are provided an opportunity to work together to create an idea with a more extensive and positive impact to the society.
This year, more than 5000 young inventors with 317 Projects and innovations were present in IYIA 2018 from around 15 countries including Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, India, Philippines, Chinese Taipei, China, Japan, Korea, Russia, Poland, Turkey, Jordan, and also Hong Kong.
During the 4-day event, not only were exhibition and competition organized, but cultural exchange between countries happened through showing up their own culture. The participants were also taken on a tour to Bali Island in Indonesia.
IFIA Best Invention Medal was granted to Indonesia Young Inventor Mr. Hibatul Ghazi Zulhasmi from Universitas Gajah Mada for his innovation titled “Netra – Visually Impaired Bank Services”. Other prizes including Eurasian Patent Office (EAPO), Bronze, Silver, Gold, Special Award, Semi Grand Prize and Grand Prize in the form of fully funded competition to an international event and scholarship were also awarded.