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

Innovation needs communication!

With innovative solutions and new products, you can differentiate and assert yourself on the market! But what good is the best invention if nobody knows about it? Trade fair participation offers the best opportunity to successfully present inventions and product innovations to a competent and international audience - including worldwide media coverage! 

The iENA - Leading International Trade Fair for Ideas, Inventions and Novelties - presents high-quality, international contact opportunities between inventors and representatives from industry and commerce.

Become part of the leading international trade fair for inventions - the iENA 2020 in Nuremberg!

Meet the future: iENA 2020 - 29 October - 1 November       

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iENA inventors’ trade fair shows tomorrow’s world

From 29 October to 1 November 2020, Nuremberg will once again be home to creative people, innovations and inventionns from all over the world. Around 30,000 inventions have already been presented over the last 70 years at the International Trade Fair for Ideas, Inventions and New Products in Nuremberg. At this year, around 800 inventions from all over the world are expected once more. Significant momentum comes from national and international inventor organisations.

The iENA provides support in all stages of development, from the initial idea and creation of a prototype through to market launch, marketing and company formation. Key partners of the iENA include the International Federation of Inventors’ Associations (IFIA), the German Patent and Trade Mark Office, the Association of German Engineers (VDI) as well as the German Inventors’ Association (DEV) and other national and international inventors’ associations. 

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iENA - International meeting point for the inventor scene

Inventors’ associations and collectives from all around the world meet at the iENA in Nuremberg to present their innovations, to network and to make contact with partners and investors.

Partner of the iENA 2020: Republic of Korea

The Republic of Korea is the official partner of the iENA 2020. The "Korea Invention Promotion Association KIPA" has been bringing inventors from South Korea to Nuremberg regularly for several years to present their ideas, inventions and novelties to an international audience at the iENA. The partnership will bring South Korea's economic power and high technological capabilities further into the focus of the iENA in 2020.

"Hack & Make" 

The partnership with the "Hack & Make" technology festival will be continued 2020 on the weekend of October 31 and November 1: The "Hack & Make" is aimed at technology enthusiasts, creatives, inventors and the curious who deepen their knowledge, new contacts want to learn or learn basics.

The “Hack & Make” is a format of Nuremberg’s FabLab, which is directed towards a broad public: technology and computer freaks, visitors with previous knowledge in the maker scene as well as interested students and adults who want to know what is behind the technical appliances – all are in just the right place at the “Hack & Make”.

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Our family of inventors got together in Nuremberg! The iENA 2019 international trade fair was a positive one

05. Nov 2019

At the iENA international trade fair for “Ideas — Inventions — New Products” in Nuremberg, around 800 inventions from 30 countries were presented to...

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Youth Researches – Youth Invents

Child and youth inventors also make an important contribution to the iENA and present their innovations to a specialist international audience. Alongside the “Jugend forscht” winners, the VDI pilots of the future and other inventor competitions are school pupils and students from nations such as Germany, Austria, China, Croatia and Taiwan (China).

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 2019

  • Bronze     31
  • Silver       62
  • Gold         50

Amount of medals given to Adult Inventors in 2019

  • Bronze     97
  • Silver       106
  • Gold         101

Exceptional prizes and Awards of honor



Picture album of the medal ceremony 2019



70 years of ideas, inventions and new products

The first inventions and new products exhibition took place in Nuremberg in 1948. Since then Nuremberg has established itself as the city of inventors and the iENA as the meeting point of international inventors.

Everyday life can no longer be imagined without numerous inventions which were shown for the first time at the iENA: From the first catalyst to the first push-button telephone and the Tipp-Ex correction pen and on to the wheelie suitcase and the insulating emergency blanket, many inventions began at the iENA. Numerous scientific developments for medicine and industry were also presented to the public for the first time in Nuremberg. The iENA’s new products are awaited every year with great excitement. At the 70th anniversary of the iENA, inventors from all over the world will be presenting approximately 800 inventions in Nuremberg.

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Award and Partner

iENA "Selected Place 2007"

Partner 2020

Expert partner

Cooperative partner

Partner for Media