In the period 22-24 this year, at Pallas Mall, Iasi, Romania took place the sixth edition of the European Exhibition of Creativity and Innovation “EUROINVENT – 2014”.The exhibition was organized by the Romanian Inventors Forum, EUROPE DIRECT Iasi, Technical University “Gheorghe Asachi” and University “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” of Iasi.The event was attended by inventors from 16 countries, including Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Georgia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Iraq, Qatar, Poland, Slovenia, Taiwan and Republic of Moldova. The inventors have presented over 300 works, distributed by the following areas: industrial equipment, environmental pollution control, energy and sustainable development, agriculture and food industry, medicine, cosmetics, laboratory equipment, constructions and materials, chemical and textile industry, information technology and communications, etc.Visitors to the exhibition were able to familiarize themselves with the latest scientific and innovational achievements presented on the stands, to interact with Romanian inventors and foreign delegations and to see how intelligent systems created by them function.Moldovan inventors were present at this event with over 90 works of scientific institutions and universities. Thus, in the work of the exhibition EUROINVENT - 2014 participated inventors from the Institute of Genetics and Plant Physiology, Institute of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Institute of Physiology and Sanocreatology, ASM Institute of Chemistry, Technical University of Moldova, State University of Medicine and Pharmacy “N. Testemitanu”, State University of Moldova, National Scientific and Practical Center of Emergency Medicine, State University “A. Russo” of Balti, Institute of Crops “Porumbeni”, Agency for Innovation and Technology Transfer, etc.The inventions presented by representatives of the Republic of Moldova have enjoyed great interest from both visitors and the Jury, being appreciated with:
- 25 gold medals;
- 19 silver medals;
- 7 bronze medals.
State Agency on Intellectual Property (AGEPI) participated in the exhibition with an information stand on the national system of protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights and rendered consultancy in this area. Traditionally, AGEPI has selected and mentioned with distinctions three of the most interesting and applicable inventions presented on the exhibition stands EUROINVENT - 2014. Thus, AGEPI medals were awarded to the following participants: Slobodan Rajic, Telecor Institute, Zagreb, Croatia, University of Medicine and Pharmacology “Iuliu Hatieganu” in Cluj-Napoca and a group of young inventors from the Sekolah Menengah St.Michael Penampagh Sabah institution, Malaysia.AGEPI Cup was awarded to Romanian Inventors Forum for its support to inventors in promoting inventions by organizing and conducting the event in question.For the activity conducted in the field of promotion of the national intellectual property protection system, support and promotion of innovational achievements of researchers and inventors in our country, AGEPI was awarded the Prize of the Romanian Inventors Forum and the Special Prize of the Inventors Association of Croatia.European Exhibition of Creativity and Innovation “EUROINVENT” is a high-level scientific manifestation, where inventions and scientific results of researchers are presented, materialized in original prototypes and products in various fields.