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

For four days iENA was the hub for marketing inventions

From October 31 to November 3, 2013, iENA presented over 700 individual inventions from 32 countries in the Nuremberg Exhibition Center. This impressively reflected the creativity and wealth of ideas of the predominantly independent inventors. The specialists were impressed by the wide bandwidth of inventions that were presented at this year's iENA. The spectrum ranged from solutions to technical problems through innovations in the high-tech domain up to new product ideas. Experts in the area of inventions were of the opinion that many of the new products and inventions presented had a real opportunity of becoming successful in the market.

The international jury awarded numerous medals and special prizes for outstanding inventions 

The international specialist jury of iENA was also convinced about the high level of inventions. All of the inventions were evaluated in detail, and 366 medals were awarded.

  • Independent inventors: 52 gold medals, 73 silver medals, 34 bronze medals
  • To the best students and young inventors: 24 gold medals, 43 silver medals, 44 bronze medals
  • To technical colleges and universities inside and outside Germany: 32 gold medals, 39 silver medals, 25 bronze medals

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High Quality and internationality: Trade visitors came from 40 countries

The trade public predominantly comprised evaluators (consulting offices and international evaluation companies), followed by representatives from the trades, industry as well as manufacturers and users. The companies and employees that visited iENA to bring themselves up to speed in this domain, mainly came from the areas of consumer and investment goods, research and development, technology service, software, product management, the service in-dustry as well as from the trades and sales.

According to the information from inventors that exhibited, they had the opportunity to establish contact with interested parties from 40 countries: Egypt, Angola, Australia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Brazil, China, Denmark, Germany, Finland, Great Britain, India, Iran, Japan, Canada, Korea, Croatia, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Macedonia, Mexico, The Netherlands, Norway, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Switzerland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, South Africa, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, Hungary, USA, Venezuela and Vietnam.

Exhibitors were extremely satisfied

The results of the exhibitor survey clearly indicated that marketing inventions plays a central role for the exhibitors and that iENA has an outstanding position as contact hub. 90 percent of the inventors were satisfied with the opportunities that iENA provided in allowing them to establish contacts. 69% of the exhibitors felt this was very good and good – and 21% were satisfied. 29 of those surveyed were already able to enter into specific agreements at the exhibition. 7 of these with evaluators, 12 with industry and 2 with the trades. However, for most of the inventors, the time after the iENA will be the decisive period. Based on the contacts made and articles in the media, many are expecting some sort of agreement and marketing options at some point down the road.

The next iENA Nuremberg will take place from October 30 to November 2, 2014. Be a Part of it!


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