The fifteenth edition of the International Exhibition of Research, Innovation and Inventions PRO INVENT was held from 22 to 24 March 2017, in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. The event was organized by the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca under the aegis of the Ministry of National Education and the Ministry of Research and Innovation, in partnership with the Academy of Technical Sciences of Romania - Cluj Branch, Cluj-Napoca Council, State Agency on Intellectual Property Moldova (AGEPI), Forum of Romanian Inventors, State Office for Inventions and Trademarks of Romania.
This year edition of the Exhibition brought together over 60 participants who exhibited more than 300 inventions. Exhibition theme was materials, processes and innovative products (energy, environment, health, agriculture, resources, etc.). Visual representations accompanied by models, prototypes, finished, series products, as well as video presentations containing data on financial and social impact of the works presented have been watched with interest by visitors, jury and mass media representatives.
Moldova was represented in the Exhibition PRO INVENT - 2017 by a group of inventors and researchers from several institutions and organizations, such as the Technical University of Moldova, State University of Medicine and Pharmacy “N. Testemitanu”, State Agrarian University of Moldova, National Center for Public Health, State University of Moldova, Institute of Genetics, Physiology and Plant Protection of the ASM, Institute of Microbiology and Biotechnology of the ASM, etc.
AGEPI participated in the Exhibition with an information stand where promotional materials were distributed. There were also offered information and consultations on the national intellectual property system and the validation of European patents in the Republic of Moldova. Also, AGEPI specialists have launched the invitation to the International Specialized Exhibition “INFOINVENT”, fifteenth edition, to be held in November 2017.
During the award ceremony, AGEPI traditionally selected and rewarded with gold medals the most interesting inventions presented at the Exhibition.
At the same time, for its contribution to the promotion of intellectual property field, AGEPI was awarded the excellence diploma and gold medal of the Exhibition PRO INVENT - 2017 and the excellence diploma and “Special Award” from Cornelius Group Research - Innovation Association.