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

iENA Nuremberg: International hub for inventions and new product ideas

The 66th iENA Nuremberg international trade fair "Ideas-Inventions-New products" impressively underscored its significance as the world's leading marketing platform for inventions. From October 30 to November 2, inventors from 30 countries presented approximately 700 inventions and new products at the Nuremburg exhibition center.


High quality and internationality - trade visitors from over 41 countries

The inventors again benefited from the high-level of internationality of iENA - the trade public traveled to iENA from over 41 countries - Angola, Armenia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Chile, China, Germany, France, Great Britain, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Italy, Canada, Qatar, Korea, Croatia, Croatia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, The Netherlands, Nigeria, Austria, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Hungary and United Arab Emirates. For approximately half of the visitors, this was the first time that they had visited the trade fair.

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 industry as well as from the trades and sales.

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:


  • 70% of the exhibitors felt that the possibility of making contact at the trade fair was good to very good
  • 26% found this to be satisfactory

Already during the trade fair, 18% of the inventors were able to directly negotiate contracts. However, for most inventors the time after iENA will be the decisive time. As a result of the contacts made in Nuremburg and the reporting by the media, half of the iENA exhibitors expect a good or very good subsequent business.


The technical jury awarded the best inventions with medals and special prizes

Also this year, the technical jury made up of 33 jurors selected the best ideas and inventions and awarded medals and prizes, although it has to be said this was again not an easy job. The experts present and the international expert jury were clearly very impressed about the high quality of the new products and inventions, and felt that they had some real opportunities to be successful in the market.

All of the inventions were evaluated in detail, and 401 medals were awarded

  • 53 gold medals, 52 silver medals and 54 bronze medals went to independent inventors.
  • At the iENA Junior Awards – which took place for the first time – the following awards went to the best student and youth inventions: 22 gold medals, 51 silver medals and 77 bronze medals.
  • The jury awarded 34 gold medals, 34 silver medals and 24 bronze medals to technical colleges and universities inside and outside Germany

>> Exceptional prizes and Awards of honor went to adult inventors
>> Exceptional prizes and Awards of honor went to students and young intentions

Notice right now: Next iENA Nuremberg will take place from October 29 to November 1, 2015

Further information

For Exhibitors

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Next iENA: from October 29 to November 1, 2015

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: October 29 to November 1, 2015


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