The 11th Edition of IWIS is Held under IFIA’s Patronage
11th edition of the International Exhibition of Inventions “IWIS 2017” was held on October 9-11, 2017 in the Main Hall of the Warsaw University of Technology. As in previous years, the event was organized by the Association of Polish Inventors and Innovators in cooperation with the Polish Patent Office and the Warsaw University of Technology.
Once again, the exhibition IWIS 2017 was held under the auspices of the Republic of Polish Andrzej Duda. Among the patronage of this year’s show were the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, the International Federation of Inventors (IFIA), the European Association of Inventors (AEI), the Polish Federation of Engineering Associations NOT, Polish Chamber of Chemical Industry, the Main Council of the Research Institutes RGiB and the Marshal of the Mazowieckie Voivodeship in Warsaw Adam Struzik.
IWIS is Poland’s largest international exhibition dedicated to the promotion of invention and innovation. During the 11th edition presented solutions from 32 countries, including Romania, Malaysia, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Indonesia, Iran, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, China. Polish inventors presented 138 solutions in various fields of science, which globally with foreign inventors gave more than 400 solutions, which are a review of technical achievements, some of which have found their place in the industry, and partly awaiting implementation.
Thanks to the financial support of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education (under contract 713/P-DUN/2017 by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education allocated to the activities of disseminating science), the Association of Polish Inventors and Innovators have the opportunity to organize this year’s exhibition IWIS which presented innovative solution from about 50 polish units of science (research institutes, colleges and universities). The International Jury awarded the exhibitors for their inventions following medals: platinum, gold with mention, gold, silver and bronze. In addition, the exhibitors have received a number of special awards to the individuals and organizations that participated in this year’s exhibition.
The main task of the International Exhibition of Inventions IWIS is to help in presenting Polish and foreign entrepreneurs achievements of Polish science and techniques to create the opportunity at establishment of commercial contracts by Polish inventors, and the ability to implement innovations to the industry, which can affect the growth of competitiveness of the Polish economy. It is worth mentioning a very important issue, which is to promote among young people’s innovative attitudes and innovative perception of the world, which are the engine to take on new challenges.
The Opening Ceremony of the XI International Warsaw Invention Show IWIS 2017 was accompanied by Rector of Warsaw University of Technology Prof. Jan Schmidt and President of International Federation of Inventors Associations Dr Alireza Rastegar.
During the ceremony president IFIA Mr Alireza Rastegar presented the IFIA Memorial Medal to Rector of the Warsaw University of Technology Prof. Dr hab. Eng. Jan Szmidt and Rector of Częstochowa University of Technology Prof. Dr hab. Eng. Norbert Sczygiol. The third IFIA Memorial Medal was dedicated to Piotr Dardziński Under-Secretary of State in Ministry of Science and High Education.