IYIA 2017 Report
IYIA 2017 – The technological advancement of innovation among academics and students is quite fast. To promote and appreciate the young innovators around the world in an innovation and invention exhibition, International Young Inventors Award (IYIA) is annually organized. The 4th edition of IYIA was organized by Indonesian Invention and Innovation Promotion Association (INNOPA) and supported by International Federation of Inventors Association (IFIA) for 2 days, 22-23 September 2017 at the campus of Mercu Buana Jakarta University.
IYIA 2017 convened various institutions from different countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, Taiwan, Province of China, Macau, Jordan, Egypt, India, Sri Lanka, Syria, and Iran with a total of more than 250 Projects and 800 participants. Through this innovation exhibition, IYIA proved that development of science is accelerating. Innovative findings were developed for the advancement of human civilization.
This year, IYIA used a different judging system from the previous year. The judging process was conducted in the classroom to make participants deeply focus on understanding of their innovations.
IFIA Best Invention Medal was given in IYIA 2017 along with the other prizes including Bronze, Silver, Gold, Special Award, Semi Grand Prize and Grand Prize in the form of fully funded competition to an international event and scholarship.