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KIE 2014 Kaohsiung Showcased Innovations from 13 Countries


KIE 2014 Kaohsiung, hosted by the World Invention Intellectual Property Association (WIIPA) and organized by the Taiwan Invention Products Promotion Association, took place at the International Convention Center Kaohsiung December 19-21. As the first edition of KIE, global organizations and invention societies were invited to exhibit. Participants from more than 13 countries and regions including Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Korea, Hong Kong, Philippines, Macau, Thailand, Vietnam, Croatia, Romania, Canada, and U.S.A. showcased more than 500 entries. KIE turned out to be a major event for Taiwan’s invention community.

During the exhibition, the evaluation committee that included international celebrities, scholars, and professional juries from the invention field organized to review entries based on a comprehensive appraisal system and the judgment of a professional international committee. The competition was divided into three groups based on the identity of participants: international competitors, college students and practitioners, and juveniles. Through a justified and credible evaluation process, winners were awarded with gold, silver, bronze, and special mention awards. The goal was to encourage people to think, invent, and create ways for a more pleasurable life, as well as to make life safer, more convenient, and comfortable.

In addition, the 2014 International Conference for Young Inventors (ICYI) took place during the same time, providing an ideal stage for young inventors to showcase their creations. A wide range of young inventors from different regions and cultures interacted and exchanged ideas and experiences with one another at the conference. Through a systematic review process, the papers submitted showing invention and research results were compiled and published. The young inventors were taught the value of intellectual property and left records of their inventive efforts.

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Source: KIE 2014 Official Website

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