In the 65th Fair of Ideas, Innovations and New Products (IENA) event held in Nuremberg, Germany that ended on Sunday, Angolan inventors earned at least nine medals for presenting some of the most impressive, innovative ideas, wowing attendants.
In the event that that run from 31st October to 3 November 2013, Angolan innovators walked away with nine medals, surpassing the previous edition, as the coordinator Gabriel Luis Miguel received a gold medal topped with a certificate of merit for his support that the Ministry of Science and Technology has given to inventors in Angola.
During the three day event, the worldwide inventors community met for the 65th time at the Exhibition Center in which close to 700 inventors from 32 countries worldwide and 17 joint national contributions to underscore the significance of the IENA event. In light of the event, wide range of innovations ranging from low-tech to high-tech created by youth. Yet, over the years, iENA Nuremberg has been an essential hub for the inventor community, representing an indispensable link between independent inventors and idea assessors, licensees and representatives from industry and science.
Like past years, the specialists and organisers zealously looked forward to the latest ideas, predominantly from young, independent inventors. They for the first time presented their inventions to the public at the IENA Nuremberg.
Despite the largest international joint national contributions hailing from China, Iran, Malaysia, Korea, Spain and Taiwan, Angolan innovators were able to win awards for their innovations. Inacio Augusto Simao received a gold medal for his translation software for gestural verbs and sounds in national languages. Yet, in the wake of distinctions, the inventor was awarded a silver medal having created a candle holder that makes recycling of wax.
Moreover, inventor Ricardo Figueredo too, was not left out. He was awarded with a silver medal for his automatic window cleaning machines, while inventors Mpanda Makambua and Helder Silver received silver and diploma of merit awards respectively, reports say. Makambua received an award for his design of teaching materials from recovered materials for the teaching of geometrical optics and Helder Silver for the set of 10 works presented.