MINOX 2018
7th International Invention and Innovation Exhibition in Riga, LATVIA

Regional invention exhibitions - festivals:
MINOX Kurzeme on 4th-5th April in Liepaja
MINOX Latgale on 10th May in Daugavpils
MINOX Vidzeme on 2nd June in Cesis
MINOX Zemgale on 8th September in Jelgava

International exhibition:
MINOX 2018 on 12th-13th October in Riga

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Latvian Inventors Association, Society “CONNECT Latvia” and Latvian Academy of Sciences in collaboration with partners in the regions of Latvia are inviting inventors, researchers, entrepreneurs and innovators, young and experienced, to participate in four regional invention festivals MINOX Kurzeme (in Liepaja), MINOX Latgale (in Daugavpils), MINOX Vidzeme (in Cesis) and MINOX Zemgale (in Jelgava), and finally to the 7th International Invention and Innovation Exhibition MINOX 2018 that will take place on October 12-13 in Riga.

Anyone can be the author of the invention and thus participate in the MINOX exhibition, regardless of the status in society or occupation, as young as two-year old kids and without the upper age limit. So just as scientists or entrepreneurs are welcome, likewise simple people such as housewives, grandsons and granddaughters with their grandparents, as well as students, professors, moms and dads are invited to participate.

In 1892, at the exhibition of inventions, a simple housewife Josephine Cochran from the United States of America, demonstrated her invention – a hand-operated dishwasher (http://www.inventricity.com/josephine-cochran-dishwasher-inventor). Later Josephine became a very rich by selling her invention to a big manufacturing company. Today we use these machines in many households and different enterprises, and we take it for granted. It reminds us once again that anyone can be an inventor.

After successful participation in the regional invention festivals, all the authors of the inventions with their projects are invited to participate together with international participants in the 7th International Invention and Innovation Exhibition MINOX 2018, which will take place in Riga on 12th and 13th of October. In a result of jury work the authors of inventions will be rewarded with awards offered by sponsors and medals and diplomas prepared by the organizers.

To participate in the exhibition, please fill out simple online application form available here. You can also send an email to info@connectlatvia.lv with the information about your invention and intentions to participate and we will get back to you soon for further details.

It is possible that the authors of inventions who will take part in one of the regional exhibitions can also participate in another regional exhibition. The time schedule of regional exhibitions gives such an opportunity to the authors. Since any exhibition can be regarded as a “shop”, where the “product” is an invention, then in the role of the buyer there can be any visitor to the exhibition, among whom there could be potential investor or business partner. The participation in any exhibition only expands the opportunity for the inventor to meet the potential partner of the project, thereby speeding up the implementation of invention in real life.

Some examples of exhibitors:

  • Mom sees a new, previously unseen method of painting by her youngest daughter. She registers her daughter as the author of the method, and they participate in the exhibition together;
  • Listening to the professor's lecture about some problem, the student comes up with a genuine, completely new idea of solving this problem. Idea! Eureka!!!
  • In the garage of the grandfather, the grandson is playing with some old staff and by adding some new elements suddenly creates a completely new device! Grandfather understands that this is a new invention and helps the grandson to apply for participation in the exhibition of inventions as an author.

On behalf of the organizers of the exhibition MINOX 2018 and wishing fruitful work - Vice President of the Latvian Academy of Sciences Mr Andrejs Krasnikovs and Coordinator of regional exhibitions-festivals, Member of the Board of Latvian Inventors Association Mr Rimis Vaitkus

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