Chronicle about the Geneva International Invention Exhibition
The International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva, considered an obligatory meeting place in the world of innovation worldwide, celebrated its 47th edition this year, under the sponsorship of the Swiss Government, the City of Geneva and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). This important institutional support demonstrates the relevance of the event, recognized as the most important and also the most international exhibition of inventions, with the participation of more than 40 countries.
With more than 800 exhibitors, each year 1000 unpublished inventions are presented by companies, researchers, inventors, universities and private and public organizations, allowing the Exhibition a rapid diffusion of inventions at an international level. The grand prize and the 50 special prizes awarded in this event, some of them granted by National Offices of Industrial Property, are a way to publicly recognize the value of inventions in the technological and economic development of the different countries.
As in previous years, the SPTO has supported Spanish inventors displaced to the Geneva Motor Show with their presence, offering them information about the system of patents and utility models, as well as the public aids available to applicants and all the services provided by this Organization that can be interesting for their inventive activity, and that are available to the public on their website (www.oepm.es).
The Hall was held at the Geneva Exhibition and Conference Center (PALEXPO), on April 10-14, 2019.
The Spanish Patent and Trademark Office, O.A. (OEPM) delivered, as in previous editions, a commemorative plaque to the best Spanish invention exhibited in the Hall. On this occasion the prize went to the creation: “Camilla for people with reduced mobility”, by Manuel Jacinto Borges Belza.
The García Cabrerizo prize was also awarded to Sinforiano José Posadas for his thinner for automotive paints.
In addition, the International Jury, made up of more than 70 personalities of science and technology, awarded Medals to all Spanish inventions: to Manuel Jacinto Borges Belza for his Camilla for people with reduced mobility; to Leopoldo Díez Cantó for its improved procedure for the treatment of ornamental stones and ornamental stone obtained from it and for the device to suspend false ceilings and mobile walls to all types of fixed structures; to MAGNETAR PLUS for its universal axial and coaxial motor; a CAPENERGY MEDICAL, S.L. for his device for erectile dysfunction and Sinforiano José Posadas for its thinner for automotive paints.
The SPTO wishes to congratulate all the Spaniards awarded for their success in this room.