2016IIDC invention competition organized by CIIS and in collaboration with Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), it was hold in 1-3Dec in Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, global invention zone. This event gathered more than 200 inventors and 100 inventions from Canada, Chad, Chinese mainland, Croatia, Hong Kong, Iraq, Japan, Korea, Pakistan, Slovenia, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates. Competition is under the categories of “innovative technology”, “medical and healthcare”, “smart home and building” and “eco and better living”.
IIDC also support by International Federation of Inventors Associations (IFIA) , with the assistance of IFIA and its President( Mr.Alireza Rastegar) in drawing talented inventors from all over the world and providing two IFIA Best Invention awards is much appreciated. One of the award was presented to Invention "Certified Organic Neem Shampoo: Hair Therapy for Scalp and Hair Problem" from Thailand. This invention already USDA certified and being sold in the US and Germany, it attracted much attention at the exhibition and has received orders from Hong Kong and Taiwan. The other award was presented to Invention "A Portable I-Orchid for Noninvasive, Biochemical Consumable-Free, and Fast Examination of Orchid Diseases" from Taiwan, this invention is a viral test for orchids. In Taiwan, orchids industry is a high economic value crop and a significant export product. However viral infection in orchids is a major concern for floriculturists, yet traditional methods of viral testing involve damage to the flowers. The new viral test does not damage the flowers and does not require any consumable material. It is a precise and economical technique that is already in use for detecting virus in orchids.
The inventions in IIDC exhibition included patents from all over the world. Half of these inventions came from technology industries, university incubation centers and academic research. Youth inventor continued to be a highlight of this event. Twenty inventions were from elementary, middle and senior high schools, their age from 5 to 18, they displayed many their brilliant ideas, creativity and English fluency of these young inventors when describing their inventions to international buyers are particularly noteworthy. At the exhibition, many of them even received orders from Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia marking them as young but brilliant successes.