iENA 2019 in Nuremberg, Germany

BluePin representing PolyU won Gold medal in the 71st International Trade Fair for Ideas, Inventions & New Products (iENA) held in Nuremberg, Germany

iENA is one of the most important international trade fairs for the inventor community. The trade fair, held from 31 October to 3 November this year, attracted inventors from research institutions, academic bodies and business enterprises from more than 30 countries to showcase over 800 inventions and product innovations. With a history of over 70 years, iENA has become an annual platform for global inventors, entrepreneurs, investors and developers to seek collaboration and commercialisation of innovations.

Among the world-class innovations on display, PolyU’s innovations have all been granted awards by iENA’s specialist jury in recognition of their remarkable innovative ideas and cutting-edge technologies.

iENA was first launched in 1948 in Nuremberg of Germany. Over the past 70 years, about 30,000 inventions have been presented at the trade fair. iENA this year is organized by AFAG Messen und Ausstellungen GmbH, partnered with the Union of Croatian Innovators (UCI), in collaboration with International Federation of Inventors’ Association (IFIA), German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA), German Inventor Association (DEV) and the Association of German Engineers (VDI).

Awarded in Hong Kong X Foundation FYP+ Supporting Scheme 2018-19 Top 3 winners

Dolphin project (supervised by Dr. Daniel Lun and Dr. Ivan Ho) won the top 3 award of Hong Kong X Foundation FYP+ Supporting Scheme 2018-2019.

There are 175 innovative technology projects (from all local universities – HKU, CUHK, PolyU, CityU, UST, BU etc) joined this open competition.  The projects are related to different fields such as big health, material/energy/environment, robotics & smart hardware, big data & AI, design/AR/VR/filming/entertainment, cultural and creative, fin tech, new retail and smart building.

Judges are renowned industry reps, including Dr David Chung Wai-keung JP (Under Secretary for Innovation and Technology, HKSAR), Mr Peter Mok (Head of Incubation Programme, HKSTP), Prof. Zexiang Li (HKUST) etc.  As the result, Dolphin project was selected as one of top 3 projects.


July 15, 2019