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

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For your reporting, we are happy to provide you with press releases, impressions and a variety of other important information about the international trade fair iENA in Nuremberg. Our press department will be happy to assist you with any questions you might have.

Press information

Innovationen erfolgreich managen: Unterstützung für Kreative, Entwickler und Tüftler!

12. Sep 2019

Wie gelingt ein erfolgreicher Innovationsprozess? – Sowohl Global Player als auch mittelständische Unternehmen aber auch Einzelerfinder und Entwickler...

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iENA International Inventors’ Fair: Home to developers, entrepreneurs and creative types

03. Apr 2019

At the iENA Nuremberg, the International Trade Fair for Ideas, Inventions and New Products, innovations from around the world will be presented from...

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iENA 2019 - 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.

This year, Croatia with the Union of Croatian Innovators (UCI) is the partner of the iENA 2019. The UCI is under the patronage of the Croatian Ministry of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Craft as well as the Croatian Patent Office. Since the 1970s, participation in iENA has been an integral part of the annual calendar of the Croatian Inventors' Association. The UCI brings young and adult freelance inventors to the iENA to showcase developments from various fields.



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

iENA daily agenda

iENA highlights of the daily agenda

  • iENA-Innovationcongress, 

    Thursday, 31 October 2019

    "To manage innovations successfully" - 

    More information coming soon.
    (only in German language)
    10:30 – 15:00 AM
    The iENA Innovation Congress is organised with the support of the IHK User Club "Product and Innovation Management".

  • iENA-Symposium - Saturday, 2 November 2019
    (only in German language). More information coming soon.
    10:00 –12:30 AM

  • Hack & Make Festival
    2 + 3 November 2019


You always wanted to know what motivates an inventor, which train of thoughts leads to an innovation? Then you are at the right place: The special ized daily lecture program offers you inter esting insights into the development work and allows a dialogue between trade visitors and inventors.

Lecture topics

A special highlight is the daily program of presentations on the iENA stage. Every day, starting
at 10:00 a.m., presentations are given by specialists and discussions take place on current questions relating to inventions. Those taking part include the DPMA Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt (German Patent and Trade Mark Office), Chambers of Industry and Commerces, colleges, well-known companies as well as international inventors associations.

The story of success of the iENA

Inventors? 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 are more than 35 000 inventions, all started their success at the iENA – International Trade Fair “Ideas – Inventions – Novelties” at Nuremberg. This successful exhibition celebrates its 70th anniversary in 2018!

Read more about the  iENA - story of success