The most important international specialized Trade Show for "Ideas - Inventions - New Products"

Informations for exhibitors

iENA - the Platform for your World First

You have an idea, a prototype or even a finishes product already and your're now looking for a manufacture, a distributor or someone to explore its patent potenial?

Then present your idea at the International Trade Fair for Ideas, Inventions and New Products and write the story of your success. Meet dealers, developers and consultants who can assist you with the development or marketing of your invention.

Take your chance - 31 October to 3 November 2019! 

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Registration, service forms, informations and more

All forms for your trade fair participation you will find here

Sign up by 9 August 2019 an take advantage of the iENA early-bird bonus!

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Exhibitor news

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Project management

Sandra Hübner

Project management

Tel:  +49.911.98833-570
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Representatives in various countries

For exhibitors from abroad we work closely together with representatives in various countries who organize a collective booth. They are available for information and questions regarding your participation or travel preparation.
A list of our representatives you find >> here 

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Good Reasons to participate in the iENA

(facts & figures from 2018)

  1. Around 800 inventions from 30 countries – creative minds from all over the world present themselves in Nuremberg
  2. Trade visitors from 41 countries visited the iENA – users, representatives from trade, industry and manufacturers and scouts
  3. 87 % overall satisfaction with their attendance at iENA trade fair
  4. 88 % of the exhibitors surveyed evaluated the iENA’s contact opportunities as "very good" and "good"
  5. 1/3 of iENA exhibitors were even able to make concrete deals during the trade fair
  6. Worldwide media attention from radio, television and print media
  7. High regard of the iENA medals particularly for market introduction of innovations
  8. High-quality moderated entertainment program with specialized lectures and podium discussions round off the specialized competence of the trade fair
  9. Reliable and capable trade fair organizers. The iENA will be held in 2019 for the 71st time
  10. Longstanding partnerships with inventor associations from all over the world – the IFIA International Federation of Inventors’ Association is partner of the trade fair

The participation at the trade fair iENA offers you a down-to-earth way to put your invention
in the sportlight and get in contact with trade visitors as well as journalists from all over the world. Your participation provides you the opportunity to communicate directly with trade visitors and representatives of well-known trading and industrial companies. Make your inventions come alive.

At a glance!

Trade fair dates:

Meet the future: iENA 2019 - 31 October - 3 November          Save the date


Germany - Messe Nürnberg (Exhibition Center Nuremberg) - Hall 3C

Opening hours:

  • Thursday, 31 October and Friday, 1 November 2019:
    9:30 am - 6:00 pm, only open to specialized visitors, Admission until 1 h before closing time

  • on Saturday, 2 November 2019: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm, Admission until 1 h before closing time

  • on Sunday, 3 November 2019: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm. Admission until 1 h before closing time

List for exhibitors

  • The list of exhibitors can be found here
  • From the beginning of the trade fair, the iENA exhibition catalog incl. Inventions and name list can be ordered.
    You may take iENA exhibition catalog from the fair opens with us on delivery order (36,50 € incl. shipping).
    Please call for this our customer support
    Phone : + 49.911.98833-7000
    Fax: + 49.911.98833-7999
    or send e-mail to

Number of inventions/exhibitors 2019:

  • Over 800 inventions
  • Exhibitors from 29 countries

Participating countries and regions 2019:

Algeria, Angola, Bosnia-Herzegovina, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Ghana, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Korea, Lebanon, Macau, Malaysia, Morocco, Poland, Russia, Syria, Switzerland, Taiwan (China), Thailand, Vietnam, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Main topics 2019: 

Daily living necessities, working methods, transportation, chemistry, metallurgy, textiles, paper, construction, earth drilling, mining, mechanical engineering, lighting, heating, physics, electrical engineering, services, information technology, teaching and research, teaching aids, promotion and promotional items, various inventions and practical novelties.
98% of the exhibited inventions are presented to the public for the first time in Nuremberg!

High satisfaction of the exhibitors

The results of this year's exhibitor survey clearly reflected the significance of the inventors trade fair as contact hub. Further, it clearly indicated that marketing inventions played a central role for the exhibitors:

  • 1/3 of exhibitos already make firm business deals at iENA
  • 87 % satisfaction with the opportunities for making contacts at iENA
  • 88 % overall satisfaction with their attendance at iENA trade fair


Your invention in the right light

National and international media reporting regularly about the iENA. German Television and Newspapers as well as leading news agencies from all over the world are always interested in reporting. 

Investors, Entrepreneurs and Scouts at the iENA

Trade visitors from 41 nations came to the iENA 2018.

Traditional on the weekend the iENA is also open to the visitors of the Consumenta. In combination with South Germany’s  largest Consumer Fair Consumenta, you are able to reach the end-user in addition, who finally decides, whether or not your idea will be established on the market. 

Altogether approximately 11,100 visitors attended the iENA 2018.

Take your chance for networking

Share and exchange your experience with other inventors and enlage your network. 

Strong Partners at your side!

The presence of international patent offices as well as the national and international organizations and specialized associations for inventors as the iFIA offer concrete on site help and qualified advice. This makes it easier for you to make contacts and take immediate orders.

Valuable Inventions and Marketable Developments

Every year the highlight for the inventors is the award of the iENA medals, certificates and prizes. On Saturday, the most promising ideas, inventions and new products were honoured. During the first days of the fair a panel of international experts carefully examines all of the inventions. The inventions are then evaluated by a brain trust. The high regard enjoyed by these carefully selected awards is particularly important when it comes to market introduction. 

Amount of medals given to YOUNG INVENTORS in 2018

  • Bronze     38
  • Silver       94
  • Gold         54

Amount of medals given to ADULT INVENTORS in 2018

  • Bronze     98
  • Silver       93
  • Gold         97

Exceptional prizes and Awards of honor



Everyone’s talking about innovations – but your invention will convince

Knowledge transfer live

The perfect complement to the trade fair activities: the diversified, moderated stage program. It offers interesting specialized lectures and discussion forums on current topics for a look at the work of inventors and a description of the conditions and questions from the working world of the creative. This facilitates the exciting exchange between exhibitors and visitors.

The Innovation Congress also takes place in the context of iENA, with the support of the IHK user club "Product and Innovation Management". Speakers from universities, companies and institutions meet here as speakers. The congress requires a separate entrance ticket.

Touching the future – focus on young inventors

Innovative solutions and new product ideas are the only way companies can differentiate themselves form each other in the marketplace and succeed. Against this background and to get future generation interested in sciences, mathematics and technology numerous national and international young inventors’ initiatives offer different support programs and competitions. Winning projects of some respected initiatives will be shown at the iENA.

Exhibiting at the show pays dividends!

Satisfied exhibitors say:

“iENA 2018 was the first time of our participation.  The event was very imposing and outstanding.  We gained a lot of delightful experiences from  this international event.” Dr. Wiparat De-ong, Deputy Secretary-General,  National Research Council of Thailand 

“Croatian innovators and entrepreneurs have recognized the importance of iENA since the 70s of the 20th century. iENA has always been and has remained a desirable destination for all innovators from all over the world and specially for innovators from Croatia, not only as a prestigious fair of innovation but also the place of meeting different world’s cultures, socialization and idea exchange.” Igor Dujmovic, Union of Croatian Innovators 

 “The participation of Iran as a country partner in the 70th anniversary of iENA was an excellent experience for all of us. The attendance of investors and buyers from Germany and the European Union was an outstanding part of iENA 2018. Information exchange and joint cooperation between the inventors and investors during and after the event were  highlighted more than ever.” Hossein Vaezi Ashtiani, The First Institute  Inventors & Researchers in I.R.IRAN 

The story of success of the iENA

Inventors? Inventors are tinkerers. They are like Gyro Gearloose and things just do not turn out as intended at times. 

However, inventors have long left this image behind. We just could not do without many of their inventions in our modern day life anymore. Think about trolleys, for example, or the folding bicycle, inline skates, the snow board or retractable dog leads. 

These products, which meanwhile are more than 30 000 inventions, all started their success at the iENA – International Trade Fair “Ideas – Inventions – Novelties” at Nuremberg. This successful exhibition celebrat its 65th anniversary in 2013!

Read more about the  iENA - story of success