Seoul International Invention Fair 2017 will be held at Seoul COEX Hall A from November 30 to December 3. For this fair, a total of 630 inventions have been submitted from 30 countries including USA and Germany.
Of them, it is expected that a keen attention will be placed on safety-related smart devices such as a self-protection IoT device to prevent crime and a locked-in-car alarm system that sends a rescue message by detecting a child’s motions when he or she is left alone in a school transport.
SIIF, which is one of four internationally renowned invention fairs, will be hosted by Korean Intellectual Property Office and supervised by Korea Invention Promotion Association. Seoul City Hall, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and International Federation of Inventors’ Associations (IFIA) are the official sponsors.
This fair is characterized not only as the exhibition of inventions but also as a general event in which international organizations and several patent and technology agencies will participate. Therefore, it will provide inventors from all over the world with an opportunity to open up various markets, including technology transfer, purchase, and investment counseling.
In addition, the Foreigners’ Invention & Business Start-Up Exhibition Fair will also be held as part of SIIF and exhibit 20 inventions by expatriates residing in Korea who want to acquire a domestic patent and start up a business in Korea.
Visitors are admitted free to SIIF 2017 and for more information about the fair, please visit SIIF’s official site (www.siif.org).