The Largest Exhibition of Inventions in the Republic of Moldova Opened Its Doors

11/15/2017

Today, the 15th edition of the International Specialized Exhibition “INFOINVENT” was opened. The event takes place in the Central Pavilion of the International Exhibition Center “Moldexpo”. The exhibition will be open until Saturday.

The event is organized by the State Agency on Intellectual Property (AGEPI) in partnership with the Academy of Sciences of Moldova (ASM), Agency for Innovation and Technology Transfer (AITT) and IEC “Moldexpo” and with the support of the European Patent Office (EPO).

The exhibition is attended by almost 100 institutions and enterprises, young creators and inventors from the Republic of Moldova, Romania, Portugal, Croatia, Czech Republic, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, Morocco, Indonesia, etc., presenting at the exhibition stands about 400 inventions, innovative and creative products/services, innovation and technology transfer projects, etc.

The works of the participants are exhibited to 5 compartments: inventions, plant varieties and industrial design; innovative products and services; innovation and technology transfer projects; creation of youth and creative industries.

During the inauguration ceremony, AGEPI Director General Lilia Bolocan welcomed the guests and participants in the exhibition, noting that INFOINVENT is a major event for the Republic of Moldova. Lilia Bolocan expressed confidence that INFOINVENT will attract investment in innovation and technology transfer, develop regional and international technical and scientific cooperation and contribute to the stimulation of new ideas. At the same time, for the interested visitors, the exhibition is a real platform for information in the field of intellectual property, as well as in the field of use of innovations and technology transfer projects, AGEPI Director General added.

In turn, François-Régis Hannart, Principal Director for European and International Cooperation of the European Patent Office (EPO), appreciated AGEPI’s efforts in organizing the event and noted that for the participants the exhibition is an opportunity to share ideas with other colleagues, which will later lead to the creation of other creative, innovative works, etc. “You are the winners of our admiration,” said the EPO representative.

Present at the exhibition, Ryszard Frelek, Program Officer, Division for Central European and Baltic States and Mediterranean Countries, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), thanked for the invitation to this important event for the Republic of Moldova and invited the participants to come with as many innovative solutions and new technologies as possible to enhance productivity and quality of life.

Roman Chirca, Interim Director General of the Agency for Innovation and Technology Transfer (AITT) and Ion Tighineanu, Prime Vice-President of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova also came with a word of welcome, mentioning that the Republic of Moldova has an important research and innovation potential, which allows the creation of value-added products for the benefit of the whole society.

The inauguration ceremony was also attended by Arcadie Andronic, Director General of IEC “Moldexpo” J.S.C., representatives of central public authorities, international and national organizations in the field of intellectual property, research and higher education institutions, inventors, researchers and creative young people.

An additional program of events, including conferences, seminars and workshops, will take place in the exhibition.

Thus, in the period 15-16 November, the International Innovation Conference with the main title “Intellectual Property - Innovations - Quality of Life” will take place at the Wine House. The event is organized by AGEPI, in cooperation with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and with the support of the EU Technical Assistance Project “Support to Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights in the Republic of Moldova”. At its third edition, the Conference will address issues related to national policies and strategies in the field of innovation and intellectual property for the country’s economic growth; the role of innovation and intellectual property in business development and, respectively, the improvement of the quality of life; mechanisms for encouraging innovation and technology transfer, etc. The opening of the Conference will take place on November 15, at 13.30 p.m.

On Thursday, November 16, at 14:00 p.m., in the Central Pavilion of Moldexpo, will be organized a class master in the field of plaiting from vegetable fibers (husks) presented by the folk craftsman Natalia Cangea, with the participation of children of the Children’s Creative and Recreation Center in Criuleni.

On Friday, November 17, at 10:00 a.m., in the Conference Hall of the Central Pavilion of “Moldexpo” will take place the Stock of Inventions “Financing of Innovative Enterprises under the Horizon 2020 Programme”. The event is organized by the Agency for Innovation and Technology Transfer.

A Workshop on Patent Information and Validation System will also take place on November 17, starting at 11:00 a.m., in the Central Pavilion of “Moldexpo”. The event is organized by AGEPI, in partnership with the European Patent Office.

According to the exhibition’s program, the awarding ceremony for the winners of the International Specialized Exhibition “INFOINVENT” will take place on November 17, at 15.00 p.m., in the Central Pavilion of “Moldexpo”. Among the most important distinctions to be awarded should be mentioned: Award of the Government of the Republic of Moldova “Outstanding Inventor”; distinctions of the World Intellectual Property Organization; medals and trophies of AGEPI; mentions and diplomas of partners, etc.

On Saturday, November 18, at 11:00 a.m., in the Central Pavilion of “Moldexpo”, the State Agency on Intellectual Property, in partnership with the Ministry of Education, Culture and Research, organizes a Follow-up with the main title “Creative Industries: From Idea to Business”. During the event, several speakers in the field of creative industries will share their own experiences and talk about the substantial potential of this sector that could be an important asset in the social and economic development of the Republic of Moldova.

 The International Specialized Exhibition “INFOINVENT” represents an ideal environment for business meetings between inventors, researchers and representatives of the investment sector. It is a major event for the entire scientific and innovation community of the Republic of Moldova.

Since the first edition of the ISE “INFOINVENT” (1997) to the present, over 1,000 exhibitors have participated in the event, presenting more than 4,000 inventions and cycles of inventions in various fields of science and technology.