IIDC Attracts 300 International Inventors to Hong Kong
International Invention and Design Competition -IIDC 2017- was organized between 6 and 8 December 2017 in Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, global invention zone by Chinese Innovation and Invention Society (CIIS) in collaboration with Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and IFIA.
Categorized in four groups of “innovative technology”, “medical and healthcare”, “smart home and building” and “eco and better living”, IIDC 2017 gathered more than 300 inventors and 101 inventions from Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand, Japan, Poland, Russia, Switzerland, Sweden, Iran, Australia, and China.
With the support of HKTDC, the IIDC competition and exhibition resulted in a fruitful outcome and came to a successful conclusion. Like many other international invention exhibitions, the Hong Kong Exhibition was exhibition-competition based; however, its greatest distinction was that with HKTDC as intermediary, the events were generally based on the trade of intellectual property rights and partnership with buyers. In the 3-day exhibition, buyers were able to immediately enquire about commercially viable inventions and place direct orders, and this active on-site trade channel that allowed inventors to successfully receive orders was a key feature in the exhibition. During the exhibition, many of inventors received orders from Hong Kong, Singapore and many other countries which made them brilliant successes.
IIDC was also supported by International Federation of Inventors’ Associations (IFIA), with the assistance of IFIA and its President (Mr. Alireza Rastegar) in drawing talented inventors from all over the world and providing two IFIA Best Invention Medals.
The inventions in IIDC exhibition included patents from all over the world. Half of these inventions came from technology industries, university incubation centers and academic research. Young inventors continued to be a highlight of this event. Twenty inventions from elementary, middle and senior high schools, aged from 10 to 18, were displayed.