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2016 Taipei Int’l Invention Show & Technomart (INST)

  • Date Posted:2016-10-14
2016 Taipei Int’l Invention Show & Technomart (INST)
2016 Taipei Int’l Invention Show & Technomart (INST)

The 2016 Taipei Int’l Invention Show & Technomart (INST) had drawn over 500 companies and individual inventors around the globe to exhibit 1,300 patented technologies in the Exhibition Hall 1 in Taipei World Trade Center from September 29 to October 1.


The 2016 INST is basically divided into two sections, Invention Competition and Technology Commercialization. The Invention Competition section gathers over 800 inventions presented by individual inventors, foundations and SMEs around the globe. Pursuant to the criteria of innovative design, technological breakthrough and potential marketability, those stands out are awarded gold, silver, bronze medal or a certificate of merit. Other than that, competitors contend for the INST platinum awards, an honor conferred only to the most exceptional inventions in each group.


The Technology Commercialization section is comprised of 15 pavilions. Supervised by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Ministry of National Defense, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Science and Technology, Council of Agriculture in Executive Yuan, the agencies representing the industries, government, schools and research institutes exhibit their performance in government subsidized R&D technology. Meanwhile, multiple business matching sessions and contract signing ceremonies are held. During the 3 days, commercialization consultation is available by a group of pundits from Ministry of Education, Ministry of Science and Technology, Council of Agriculture in Executive Yuan, Industrial Development Bureau, Bureau of Foreign Trade, Bureau of Energy, Department of Industrial Technology, Small and Medium Enterprise Administration and Intellectual Property Office in Ministry of Economic Affairs. In addition, 17 information sessions are held on Sep. 30 aiming to promote technological development and to disseminate assistance measures adopted for industrial revival.


TIPO’s Innovative Invention Pavilion accommodates gold medalist inventions in well-known international competitions in 2014 and 2015 while another pavilion displays innovative products made by around 10 start-ups.