International Invention Innovation Competition (iCAN)
The 4th International Invention Innovation Competition in Canada, iCAN 2019 “The Finals” took place on August 24th at North York Memorial Community Hall in Toronto where Finalists from 20 countries were in attendance from around the world. The overall participation for the competition this year marked a record-breaking 50 countries entering more than 500 inventions. The Finals featured exhibitors from all North American countries: Canada, USA and Mexico; and also from Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa: China, Hong Kong, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Poland, Romania, Uzbekistan, Iran, Turkey, Austria, Iraq, Egypt, Morocco, and Cyprus. All exhibitors performed oral presentations of their inventions and innovation projects to the jury members for the Finals evaluation and award selections. The event featured 3 major programs: invention exhibition & judging, seminar, and award ceremony. iCAN 2019 as the 4th annual edition marked new records for the number of inventions, countries, exhibitors, and also most meaningfully received the best post-event feedback and positive responses from the majority of participants who were there on August 24th in iCAN 2019 “The Finals” in Toronto, Canada.