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

iENA inventors’ trade fair shows tomorrow’s world

The international trade fair for “Ideas – Inventions – New Products” brought for four days inventors and licensees from all over the world to Nuremberg. 850 inventions still awaiting their step on to the market were presented. Trade visitors from 31 countries met up with the approximately 500 iENA inventors. The best ideas won awards from an international jury of experts. The iENA’s framework programme was well visited.

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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 

  • Bronze     64
  • Silver       66
  • Gold         57

Amount of medals given to Adult Inventors  

  • Bronze     85
  • Silver       102
  • Gold         102

Exceptional prizes and Awards of honor

>> YOUNG INVENTORS

>> ADULT INVENTORS

Pictures of the  medal awarding iENA 2017


International meeting point for the inventor scene

Inventors from 31 countries will be guests at the iENA, in this way underlining the internationality of the inventors’ trade fair in Nuremberg.

Malaysia is a partner of this year’s iENA.The official participation from Malaysia is coming to Nuremberg with various universities, colleges and research institutes.

Teams of inventors from countries such as Angola, China, Croatia, Irak, Iran, Kuwait, Lebanon, Poland, Romania, Saudi Arabia and Taiwan have already bring a multifaceted international potential of ideas to the fair in Nuremberg.

Also German inventors always show their great inventiveness and inventive talent at the iENA. The Steinbeis-Transferzentrum will be present with promising inventions and the Erfinderclub Schleswig-Holstein and the Erfinderclub Parderborn will again be participating in the fair with their members in 2017.

Youth Researches – Youth Invents

The young inventors always play a big role at the iENA 2017. Students from countries as Austria, China, Germany, Kroatia and Taiwan show an enormously high innovation potential and inspire visitors and representatives of the economy.

Different aspects around the potential of the young inventors are discussed in the iENA program such as "Youth Researches – Youth Invents" and the question "Why are STEM-fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) important in school?”

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Young engineers shape the future

The Association of German Engineers (VDI) shows at the iENA how technology will shape the world of tomorrow. The VDI booth serves as a meeting point and offers the opportunity of networking with experienced engineers, inventors and young experimenters. The VDI presents opportunities for study and career to those interested in technology. In addition to this, members of the VDI future pilots – VDI’s youth club – present exciting ideas and projects. The VDI is the largest engineering association in Germany.


Further information

Exhibitor news

Final press release: From idea to success

14. Nov 2017

This year the International Trade Fair iENA in Nuremberg was forum for 850 inventions, an intensive exchange of knowledge, licencing negotiations and...

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Visitor news

Final press release: From idea to success

14. Nov 2017

This year the International Trade Fair iENA in Nuremberg was forum for 850 inventions, an intensive exchange of knowledge, licencing negotiations and...

Read more

Final press release: From idea to success

14. Nov 2017

This year the International Trade Fair iENA in Nuremberg was forum for 850 inventions, an intensive exchange of knowledge, licencing negotiations and...

Read more

Exceptional prizes and Awards of honor 2017


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Next iENA: from November 1 to 4, 2018

For visitors

The wide, wide world of ideas!

For 70 % of the visitors, the iENA ist the only event which they attend to keep themselves abreast of innovations and inventions.

 

Next iENA: November 1 to 4, 2018


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