Known as the Nobel Prize of Innovative Invention, this most internationally prominent 2015 Eleventh International Inventor Prize(IIP) grand award ceremony was successfully held at the 2F International Conference Hall at the Taipei Ambassador Hotel on December 14.
Established in 2005 by the Chinese Innovation and Invention Society and Taiwan International Invention Award Winners Association, the ceremony is to recognize international elite innovative inventions. Wu Kuo-Chen, Chairman of Chinese Innovation and Invention Society presided over the grand event of international innovation and invention. Vice-President Wu Den-yih was invited to present the awards, address guests from around the world, and deliver encouragement.
Noted domestic and foreign guests gathered at this event, including President Onipko Oleksii, Publishing Director Onipko Andriy and Secretary-General Yesypenko Alla from the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, President Guy Langvardt from the U.S. IAU, Chief Director Moonsuk Chang from the Canadian Invention Society in Toronto, Chief Director Soung-Mo Hong from the Asia Invention Association, the Director of Macao Innovation and Invention Association, and inventors from Indonesia, Hong Kong and other countries. Together with Taiwan inventors and academic elites, hundreds of guests were gathered under one roof, and executives from Hon Hai Group led the teams in the events of the grand ceremony.
In his opening speech, Chief Director Wu Kuo-Chen indicated that the purpose of the International Inventor Prize (IIP) is to recognize outstanding international inventors who have contributed greatly to advances in technology and civilization. In particular, the diligence of Taiwan inventors in their innovative research and commitment to promote academics and integrate with the world have become Taiwan's most important competitive strength and stamina in the international market.
The review panel this year comprised experts and scholars, and a total 5 winners for the
International Invention Hall of Fame, 6 winners for the Lifetime Achievement Academic Award for Outstanding International Achievement, 9 winners for the Pride of the Nation Invention Award for Outstanding International Achievement, 19 winners for the Pride of the Nation Academic Award for Outstanding International Achievement, and 11 winners for the Erudite Inventor for Outstanding International Achievement were selected, and 5 International Fellows were approved.In addition, various awards for the 2015 Sixth IIIC International Innovation and Invention Competition were also presented during the ceremony. Beginning this year, Russia's International Invention Society became the co-sponsor, and the competition was also included as an activity in the Innovation and IP Week organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council. This year, 473 entries were submitted by 15 countries (Taiwan, Russia, the United States, Canada, South Korea, China, Indonesia, Thailand, Ukraine, Romania, Croatia, Greece, Tunisia, Turkmenistan and Poland). It is one of the largest international innovation and invention competition over the years, and fully demonstrates the increasingly outstanding innovation and vitality of Taiwan's industry and academia.