Taiwan wins 3 gold medals at invention show in Germany

Taiwanese inventors earned 12 medals, including three golds, at the International Trade Fair for Ideas, Inventions and New Products (iENA 2021) that concluded Sunday in Germany.


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the delegation which was made up mainly of students from schools around Taiwan, did not attend the event in person this year, but instead presented their inventions via prerecording delivered to the organizer.


Shen Yu-hao (沈毓豪), head of the delegation, said the team members chose not to travel abroad as they would have had to undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine on returning to Taiwan.


The delegation submitted a total of 14 entries, and won three gold, six silver and three bronze medals.


Among the gold medal winners, National Taichung University of Science and Technology received its medal for “Intelligent Eco Aquarium,” which is designed in two parts connected through a pipe, with one being a spherical shape and the other a tube form.


According to the school, the aquarium was designed to provide rain forest and aquatic ecosystems.


Meanwhile, Taipei-based B&V Biopharma Co., which developed an essential oil for the skin made with a wide range of medicinal and therapeutic properties, was also awarded a gold medal.


The third gold recipient was National Chin-Yi University of Technology which invented a mobile electrocardiogram system capable of detecting obstructive sleep apnea.


Taiwan has sent a delegation to iENA every year except 2020, when the event was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


The International Trade Fair for Ideas is a leading international trade fair showcasing innovation, and this year’s event was held Nov. 4-7 at the Nuremberg Exhibition Centre.


Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel

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