ISIF 2021,The Worldwide Invention Fair After COVID-19 in Turkey
We are happy to announce that The 6th International Inventions Fair – ISIF’21 was held from 21 to 26 September 2021, with the Honorary Patronage of the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Industry and Technology, hosted by the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (TÜRKPATENT). Also, it was held under the international patronage of the International Federation of Inventors’ Association (IFIA), organized by the Anatolia Inventions and Inventors Association, supported by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and European Patent Office(EPO).
At the opening ceremony, many distinguished figures attended the event. Minister of Industry and Technology, Mr.Mustafa Varnak, The President of TÜRKPATENT, Prof. Dr. Habip ASAN, IFIA Director, Mr. Zoran BARISIC and Mr. Masoud Tajbakhsh, the Special Assistant of The President of IFIA were
some of the notable people in the invention community that were present in the opening ceremony. For the past two years, we have had an extreme condition all around the world called COVID-19. Because of this virus, we had many different obstacles for attending and organizing events and meetings. However, we came up with remedies like online meetings and virtual events. But now, we are back to holding physical events, allowing us to meet and greet the inventors, the people interested, and the investors.
This event aimed to introduce the inventions created by serious attempts, bringing them together with the investors and commercializing them. Moreover, ISIF plans to create awareness about invention and innovation by the attendance of people of all ages, hold national and international workshops, and become an organization with the most powerful industrial property network in Turkey.
This year, ISIF’21 hosted over 1 million visitors from all around the world. Besides, more than 260 inventors from 20 countries participated in this international event as contestants.
At the closing ceremony, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, The President of Turkey, visited the invention fair, and we are happy to know that invention and innovation are going to take a crucial part in people’s lives all around the world.
Lastly, we want to thank Mr. Koray SAHIN, Member of the Executive Committee of IFIA and the representative of the federation in Turkey for organizing this event.