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

Efficient, interactive, communicative

What do inline-skates, wheeledsuitcases and folding bicycles have in common? They were presented at the iENA and discovered for the market. Since its implementation in 1948 more than 30,000 inventions were presented to the public within the scope of the specialized fair iENA.

A visit to the international leading trade fair for inventing, the iENA promises the direct contact with innovative thinkers and inventors from around the globe. At the iENA you will have the chance to obtain information about novelities and inventions across all sectors of the industry. Here you can find solutions for almost all problems or questions.

For 70% of the trade visitors from 40 countries (2018), the iENA is the only event which they attend to keep themselves abreast of innovations and inventions.

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

Save the date


The story of success of the iENA

Tradition and Future: iENA celebrates its 70th anniversary - and can look back on a long, successful history. It started off small, and in the first years essentially represented a showcase for bizarre and whimsical ideas. Today, it is the most important international trade fair for the inventor community, and Germany's only inventor fair with a true global image.

The huge amount of interest from inventors, associations and organizations associated with inventions of all types and the new cooperation with the START Messe Bavaria, which will take place for the first time in collaboration with iENA, certainly point to a strong anniversary fair.

"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 add up to 30.000 inventions, all started their success at the iENA – International Trade Fair “Ideas – Inventions – New Products” at Nuremberg.

Read more about the  iENA - story of success

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At a glance!

Trade fair dates

Thursday, 31 October to Sunday, 3 November 2019


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

Opening hours:

  • Thursday, 31 October and Friday, 1 November 2019: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm, only open to trade visitors/ 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 of inventions:

  • The online directory of iENA inventions 2019 can be found here at beginning of the trade fair
  • 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 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

Admission fee

Day ticket for trade visitors on Thursday, 31 October and Friday, 1 November 2019

  • The trade visitor Day ticket: € 30,-  entitles you to an one-off visit to the iENA on 31 October or 1 November 2019 at 9:30 am including a trade fair catalogue and the option to book a guided tour of the exhibition (starting with at least 5 people).
  • The trade visitor 2 Day ticket: € 45,- entitles you to visit the iENA on 31 October and 1 November at 9:30 am including a trade fair catalogue and the option to book a guided tour of the exhibition (starting with at least 5 people).

Day ticket on weekend (Saturday, 2 November and Sunday, 3 November 2019

  • Online Day ticket weekend: € 11,00 (without exhibition catalog)
  • Day ticket at the box office: € 12,50 (without exhibition catalog)

The weekend Day ticket entitles you to a single visit to the iENA and "Hack & Make" from 9:30 am on 2 November or 3 November 2019.

Day ticket - Innovations Congress (31 October 2019)

The Innovations Congress Day ticket (€ 80,-) entitles you to participate in the Innovations Congress on Thursday, 31 October 2019 from 10:30 am as well as a single visit to the iENA (from 9:30 am onwards on this day). Incl. exhibition catalogue and guided tour ot the iENA.