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.

4 trade fair days, 800 Inventions, 30 Copuntries: Experience, Discover, Explore

Take your chance in 2019 - October 31st to November 3rd, 2019! 

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

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

The high attention of the media on a national and international scale also supplied the exibitors with great awareness for their products and ideas.

Investors, Entrepreneurs and Scouts at the iENA

Trade visitors from 40 nations came to the iENA 2017. On the weekend the iENA was also open to the visitors of the Consumenta which took place at the same time. Many visitors of the Consumenta used this opportunity to gain information about new product developments and inventions. Altogether approximately 11,100 visitors attended the iENA 2017.



Valuable Inventions and Marketable Developments

Every year the highlight for the inventors is the award of the iENA medals. On Saturday, the most promising ideas, inventions and new products were honoured. During the first days of the fair a panel of experts carefully examines all of the 800 inventions. The inventions are then evaluated by a brain trust

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



Good Reasons to participate in the iENA

(facts & figures from 2017)

  1. Around 850 inventions from 31 countries – creative minds from all over the world present themselves in Nuremberg
  2. Trade visitors from 40 countries visited the iENA – users, representatives from trade, industry and manufacturers and scouts
  3. 89 % of the exhibitors surveyed evaluated the iENA’s contact opportunities as "very good" and "good"
  4. Approximately a quarter of iENA exhibitors were even able to make concrete deals during the trade fair
  5. almost 90 % of the exhibitors expect good post-fair business because of the conversations and promising contacts
  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 2018 for the 70th 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.

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

Knowledge transfer live – the IdeenDialogForum

Knowledge transfer live – the IdeenDialogForum
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.

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.

Valuable marketing aids – iENA medals and certificates

The international jury honors outstanding inventions with medals, certificates and prizes. The high regard enjoyed by these carefully selected awards in specialized circles is particularly important when it comes to market introduction. Every exhibitor receives a certificate of participation.

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.

At a glance!

Trade fair dates

Meet the future: iENA 2019 -  31 October - 4 November                   


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

Opening hours:

  • Thursday, October 31 and Friday, November 1st, 2019: 
    9:30 am - 6:00 pm, only open to specialized visitors, Admission until 1 h before closing time
  • on Saturday, November 2nd, 2019: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm, Admission until 1 h before closing time
  • on Sunday, November 3rd, 2019: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm. Admission until 1 h before closing time

List for exhibitors

  • The list of exhibitors can be found online at the beginning of the fair

Number of inventions/exhibitors 2018:

More than 800 inventions, exhibitors from 30 countries.

Participating countries 2018:

Angola, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, China, Colombia, Congo, Croatia, Egypt, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Korea, Kuwait, Lebanon, Macau, Malaysia, Mexico, Poland, Romania, Singapore, Syria, Switzerland, Taiwan (China), Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America

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Registration, service forms, informations and more

All forms for your trade fair participation you will find here

Exhibitor news

Final press release: From idea to success - A positive outcome for the iENA international inventors’ fair

08. Nov 2018

Over four days of exhibition, the 2018 international trade fair “Ideas – Inventions – New Products” iENA Nuremberg once again demonstrated its...

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Project management

Henning Könicke

Project management

Sandra Hübner

Project management

Lydia Zetl

Project management

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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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