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IWIS 2021 Report

IWIS 2021 was held online on October 25-27 in Warsaw, Poland

This year due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the 15th edition of the International Exhibition of Inventions “IWIS 2021” was held ONLINE on October 25-27, for long-distance mode participants. The event was organized by the Association of Polish Inventors and Rationalizers in cooperation with the Patent Office of the Republic of Poland and the International Federation of Inventor’s Association IFIA.

The exhibition IWIS 2021 was held under the auspices of the Minister of Education and Science. Among the patronage of this year’s show were the European Association of Inventors (AEI) and the Polish Federation of Engineering Associations NOT.
IWIS is Poland’s largest international exhibition dedicated to the promotion of invention and innovation. During the 15th edition were presented solutions from 25 countries, including Australia, Canada, Croatia, Egypt, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Malaysia, Moldova, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Syrian Arab Republic, Taiwan, Thailand, Ukraine, United States and Vietnam. Inventors presented more than 300 solutions in various fields of science, which are a review of technical achievements, some of which have found their place in the industry, and partly awaiting for implementation


Thanks to the financial support of the Ministry of Education and Science (under contract SONP/SP/461498/2020 by the Ministry of Education and Science allocated for scientific dissemination activities), the Association of Polish Inventors and Rationalizers have the opportunity to organize this year’s exhibition IWIS which presented innovative solutions from more than 170 scientific entities (research institutes, colleges and universities, also individual inventors). The International Jury awarded the exhibitors for their inventions following medals: gold, silver and bronze.

The main task of the International Exhibition of Inventions IWIS is to present achievements of polish scientist and inventors to national and foreign entrepreneurs and institutions. This creates the opportunity to establish commercial contracts for implementation of innovations to the industry, what have contribution to the growth of polish economy.Other important aimof IWIS is to promote innovative attitude and innovation-based perception of the world among young people, what can be the motor for taking on new challenges.

Members of the Jury of IWIS 2021 had a difficult task to select the best solution, because each of them presented very high substantive and technological level. All solutions were classified according to 12 different categories ranging from ecology and environmental protection, mechanics, electronics, energy to the medical solutions.

Finally the Grand Prix IWIS 2021 went to Medical University of Gdańsk, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology from Poland for the invention „DEROtator R.PAN (Direct vertebral derotation in the surgical treatment of idiopathic scoliosis). The Semi Grand Prix IWIS 2021 went to King Abdulaziz University from Saudi Arabia for the invention „Artic Arm: Voice Controlled Artificial Arm”.
World Competition of Chemical Inventions is the contest organized by the International Federation of Inventors’ Association IFIA and Association of Polish Inventors and Rationalizers. During this year’s exhibition, the 10th edition of the World Competition of Chemical Inventions has taken place.
The main prize of the 10th World Competition of Chemical Inventions went to Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Chemistry from Poland for the invention „In situ cross-linked spongy bone filling for non-invasive treatment of osteoporosis”.

In summary, the 15th International Warsaw Invention Show IWIS 2021 (ONLINE edition) was a great success. The event every year attracts more and more exhibitors and visitors. This year our online event was visited by almost 5200 visitors from 38 countries. We hope that the exhibition will result in a number of implementations of the presented inventions and innovations.
Congratulations to all participants of the exhibition.

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