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  • Estonian Invention Show 2019 did happen

    Posted on November 23rd, 2019 Mr. Leo Siemann No comments

    It was for the second time around when we had the invention show by western standards in Estonia. About 20 inventors from Finland, Sweden, Latvia, Cyprus and Estonia were gathering at Öpik House, Ülemiste City in Tallinn from 14-15th November. The location was better than last year, situated at a public hallway of the building and opened to visitors for free 🙂

    The purpose of the show is to inspire would be inventors and to recognize those who have done good works already. It is a great place to promote your invention or product.

    Memorial medals were given to all who participated and helped out with the show. Golden medals where given to 8 inventors and 2 organisations who are supporting sole inventors. Medal winners are : Elmar Laarmann (EST) , Heikki Helminen (FIN), Janis Dumpis (LV), Siret Esko (EST), Pauli Pieti (FIN), Tapio Ruosteinen (FIN), Kalle Köömnemägi (EST), Pauli Lagerstedt (FIN) and Margit Lehis (EST). On the top of that 3 carbon fibre trophies made by were presented to private companies. Ceriffi OY from Finland was awarded for being the most inventor friendly company, Home of Cool for the coolest design product and Fricter won the public award which was voted by all who visited the show. 

    The main support for the show came from Finnish companies and Finnish Inventors National Federation lead by Maunu Korpela and Petri Peltonen. Estonian side was poorly to support the show. I did ask money from the Ministry of Economics who guided me to the Estonian Research Council. Same body who supports the student inventors annual exhibition . They denied my request. As inventor my understanding is that Estonian state do not care much about its sole inventors neither understands the meaning of invention as such properly. Yes you can argue with that but the bottom line is that many sole inventors have left the country with their great inventions and state is loosing out.  It has happened in the past with inventions like  Minox,  Skype, T5  and many others. I can see this trend continuing and there is no stop before supporting measures and grants will be awarded at the state level to make inventors stay and work for Estonia with a pride.

    Looking into the reports by OECD, European Commission and IMF  in 2017 /18 , innovation and its export from Estonia has not improved despite the money has been spent by its government. In other words a lot of it has been waisted to improve our R&D. As far I understand there is nothing to innovate without inventions. There would be no watch on your wrist, no computer at your desk, no fridge in kitchen, no TV in your lounge or no car at your courtyard . In fact we would still jump around the fire and munch a meat from the bones if lucky …

    So, as the support for EIS 2019 has been poorly I will take a gap year and continue with the show only when I get a proper support by Estonian state and tech companies.

    The photo gallery of the show can be found from the  Invention News  Facebook page.

    Finally I would like to thank all of you who have contributed to the  Estonian Invention Show  and who are supporting inventors! Together we can make this World a better place 🙂 

    Leo Siemann , inventor & the founder of EIS


  • Grand old master Gabriel Passov made it to the Guthman’s final in the USA

    Posted on March 26th, 2019 Mr. Leo Siemann No comments

    Passov @ Atlanta, Georgia Tech

    There is a competition at Atlanta which gathers inventors of a new music instruments every Spring. Founded by Margaret and Richard Guthman from the Georgia Tech University, the competition has become internationally known and recognized event.

    This year was a special one as our grand old master Gabriel Passov who is retired electronic engineer was invited to the final round  at Atlanta to perform at his Chord Viola. Passov has developed his novel instrument for nearly a decade now. What makes his Viola special is the system which allows to perform alternately solo and the three-string chord using the standard fingering. There are also more adjustments what Passov has made to improve the quality of the play like the simplified bridgedouble peg and Bow with increased weight.

    The Guthman competition attracts many inventors and musicians every year who have made new mechanical, digital or even combined new instruments. This years performance included Airsticks, Biot-Savharp, Chord Viola, Geoshred, Spininstruments and the Glide who won the competition. Judges were also well known : Pamela Z, Roger Linn and Ge Wang. Final results and peoples Choice Awards were given after 3 days of performances. If you would like to see more and listen how those new instruents sound like then please click  here to follow the final live concert from the Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Institute of Technology. 

    Lets hope that Passov’s works will be better understood and appreciated while he is here with us. Music is surely something we need, to be happier and emotionally balanced.

    * If you are musician or investor who reads my article right now and  You would like to meet the old master Passov to see his works then please do not hesitate to contact me :

  • Estonian Invention Show 2018 had a successful launch

    Posted on October 16th, 2018 Mr. Leo Siemann No comments


    This was the first time when such a western show concept was introduced to Estonia. We had real inventors presenting their real inventions to the public and telling their stories at the stage. We also had guest speakers : EU Patent attorney Margus Sarap and FINF director and IPR expert Maunu Korpela from Finland.

    Gold medals were presented in 10 different categories and Public Award was given to inventor Jason Munro from England.



     Gold medals were given in 10 Categories :

    1. ENVIRONMENT –  Hydrogen cell for combust engines – Ecomotus Ltd / UK – Jason Munro

    2. CATASTROPHE –  Impulse Fire Extinguisher – Pulstech OÜ  – Allan Ventsel, Kalle Köömnemägi, Ardo Pärna and prof. Vladimir Zakhmatov

    3. MEDICAL – Microgenerator EHF – Valeri Aljas

    4. HOUSEHOLD – Fish Scaler – Hando Kruuv

    5. MUSIC – Chord Viola – Gabriel Passov

    6. LEISURE – Cumulus boat – Kalev Essenson

    7. CREATIVE DESIGN – Pearl Embroidery – Siret Esko

    8. BEST MATERIAL – Carbon Composites – Erismet OÜ – Ben Einborn and Rinaldo Olberg

    9. WORK WITH THE NEXT GENERATION  – National Contest for Young Inventors – Estonian Research Council – Margit Lehis

    10. CREATIVE SOLUTION  –  Arcallia – Kalle Köömnemägi and Veiko Huuse

    There were many more inventions presented at the show with working prototypes like magnetic motor by Raivo Pennaste and Anni Vahter, Biofor by Valeri Aljas, and a vertical windmill with recycled airplane wings by Ardo Pärna. Still, It is not so easy to engage public and media for a such a show. As we know 2-3% inventions can be commercially viable only. Therefore a startup or the tech show can attract more people as many things are working by then already. Regarding to invention, prototype is a very early and raw stage and needs to be tested many more times before the viable product can be made. Still, it is a great chance to meet inventors who are the original source of novelty. If we encourage those people and inspire public then society becomes more inventive and entrepreneurial and that will improve our technology and economy overall.

    Estonian Invention Show 2018 was supported by entrepreneur Veiko Huuse and  Arcallia which is a great platform for all inventors. To learn more about it please go to their homepage :  I hope that Estonian state and the City Council of Tallinn can support the show one day as well.

    Here is my interview with FINF executive director Maunu Korpela : “Private inventors vs companies”

    The second one is with Gold medalists and Public Award winners Jason Munro and Indrek Hallikmäe from Ecomotus Ltd. /

    * The story was written and interviews taken by Leo Siemann.

  • Finnish-Estonian inventors 3rd Symposium will take place at Ravila Manor

    Posted on May 16th, 2018 Mr. Leo Siemann No comments

    This years grand event will be hosted at the home of the first Estonian inventor and pilot Peter August Friedrich von Manteuffel (1768-1842) from 1st till 3rd of June. 

    The pitching event starts on Saturday, 2nd June at 10am. More than 50 inventors from Estonia, Finland, Russia, Norway and England are expected to pitch their ideas to investors and manufacturers. The entry for public members is free, for inventors it will cost a bit to make their presentations and to hold displays. If you would like to dine with inventors there is also a fee applicable.

    Looking back in time we can clearly see that the best Estonian inventions have come from the private sector. Walter Zapp Minox spy camera, Karl Papello electronic ear and cannon, Bernhard Schmidt telescope, Toomas Paiste Symbals and Skype – all of them are works of private inventors from which most have left Estonia with their inventions at early stage as there was no financial backing or understanding at the time. The situation has improved a little in recent years. We got new foundations including angel investors who are after new startups and inventions which have been invented in Estonia. Perhaps it is a good time now for private inventors to come together and introduce their works to investors and public members to see if it makes any national or international interest. Therefore Estonian Inventors Association in cooperation with our Finnish friends are inviting inventors to the annual Symposium at Ravila Manor.

    There are 4 men in the committee of Symposium : Ardo Pärna, Kari Kaila, Aavo Murutalu and Kalle Köömnemägi. To secure your spot and pitching time please make your registration to : . Seeyou there !

    * Peter August Friedrich von Manteuffel was known as a crazy count making the prototype of an airplane 100 years before Wright brothers who are official aviation pioneers since 1903 as they got the first ever airplane flying! This year we will be celebrating PAF von Manteuffel’s 250th birthday 🙂 

  • Who needs .est domain?

    Posted on January 27th, 2018 Mr. Leo Siemann No comments

    .est © Leo Siemann 2010

    It does not happen every day when you get a million dollar idea but here is one indeed 🙂 – That’s where .est initiative is coming from. Actually, my first choice would of been – inventor.est – but it wasn’t available, so I registered in 2009 and I came up with the idea of the top level domain .est for Estonia in summer 2010. The proof of this proposal is at Eesti Päevaleht / 27.07.2010 / and that is the very first time where .est idea was mentioned in public. Most recently I made my second proposal of .est tld at Äripäev on 9th Jan. 2018 to raise public attention once again. 
    Estonian life is getting better but there are still many things which are not quite there yet. One of them is the respect of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). It is very much so that this attitude has been carried on by a few generations now from the Soviet times. Our schools have not picked up IPR as a subject much either which I advised them to do in Feb. 2010 at Postimees . As the result of this about 30% Estonian companies only are exploiting their IP Rights today which is way lower than in developed countries.

    The actual reason why I am writing this story is the fact that Estonian Internet Foundation has now adopted my proposal to exploit .est as a top level domain for Estonia. As it is financially a sound idea and in my opinion worth at least cool $10M, I would like to make a note of this in public. This perhaps could make Estonian Government officials more aware of how they should handle IP rights with private sector inventors & authors. I believe that a proper recognition of those people could change their lives for much better and also encourage the other inventors and creators to be inventive for their country. 

    I came up with .est top level domain idea in 2010 which is 2 years before the Google made its claim to ICANN to acquire .est  and 5 years earlier than dutch designer Peter Kentie came up with his brilliant EST concept to Brand Estonia  So yes, I can claim that I was the first one who said it out in public and so I am the author or at least the initiator of .est top level domain idea. Of course it could be arguable by some gov people as ICANN has its protected ISO list, but let me ask what has taken to Estonia for so long then? I mean 27 years to proceed on this brilliant idea since we declared our independence in 1991? Clearly there has been no interest or understanding of a commercial top level domain .est at the state level.

    EST consept by Peter Kentie since 2015

    Here ere are some samples how to use .est domain: smart.est , cool.est , fast.est, bio.est and 1918.est  There are also many more meanings of EST by Wikipedia which makes it even more appealing for many people around the globe.

    As I mentioned earlier Estonia has its priority to EST already by the ICANN rule since 1986 and by ISO 3166-1 standard since 1974, unyet .est domain idea has never been exploited or even spoken out at public till I did it in 2010. Still, I have no chance to get on with my idea unless Estonian state gives up its priority to my Estonian company. Therefore I wrote a letter to the Entrepreneurship and IT minister  Urve Palo and recommended that our state should proceed with .est domain soon. I also asked their cover letter for my claim to ICANN if Estonian State has no interest of .est domain. Doing so, I literally handed over my $10M idea to the state for nothing. But as the initiator of this I believe I still deserve some credit, say at least 10% of shares / net profit and a proper recognition of my works as authors do, explaining it early and twice why .est is good domain for Estonia. Surely, It is not just about making money but also about raising Estonia’s profile on internet. 
    * As we know it is still early days as Estonia has not asked for it and ICANN has not released .est either. So, whats next? Shall I take the state to the court for being lazy? Perhaps not, but I would like to report about this case at public domain and let everyone know whats going on in my point of view. 
    Finally, if Estonian State does not proceed with .est top level domain, I will coz I believe it is important for my country and people. 

    Leo Siemann
    Estonian Inventor
    * The full story in estonian can be found at my homepage  Eesti Leiutaja
  • Amuzing as always – The British Invention Show 2017

    Posted on November 10th, 2017 Mr. Leo Siemann No comments

    The BIS 2017 was held at Barbican Exhibition Hall in London, same place as last year. The first difference I’ve noticed was Banksy art at the wall right opposite the front door 🙂 The next one was that international number of inventors had risen compared to previous year and number of British inventors was a little less , say 1/4 th only. Exhibition was groovy as always. I saw very simple inventions and complicated ones. The youngest inventor at the show was 12 years old Sarah from London with her LollySpin, the flashiest was Paul A. Sparrow with his  X-Pro Tools , the sharpest was Martin Chard with his Marxman pen , the furthest South-Korean Electrical Corporation Inventors with their Cable Failure Detection and Line Finder and  the coolest for me personally were National Defence University of Malaysia professors with their inventions Bamboocrete and  How to make the Hydrogen out of Algi.  Yes, there was lots to see and discover and surely we will go back to the show next year. To prove that here is well educational interview with the english inventor Paul A Sparrow who invented this new kind of spirit level and also started a very first crowdfunding platform in Britain :

    The Awards & afterparty  were held at Charted Accountants House which is a impressive building in the City of London and also has a great cuisine. The band which played  for us  was led by Roderick Brosse who is also an inventor but  known to the public as quitarrist from the Beatles album “Imagine”. Awards ceremony was held by Kane Kramer, the founder the British Invention Show and inventor of the first Digital Audio Player. Here is a great chat we had with Kane later on

    The slideshow can be seen here which was taken by my mate Inch. Enjoy 🙂

    * The story was first published at my  INVENTION NEWS  channel a couple of weeks ago.

  • Mustjõe symposium was a smoking hot one

    Posted on June 13th, 2017 Mr. Leo Siemann No comments

    Inventor Anni is introducing her new prototype

    It was the second time already when Estonian inventors called together the Summer Symposium. Guest included inventors and their friends from Finland, Sweden, Norway and Russia. The event was held at Mustjõe Farmhouse which originates from 16th century and is really old cottage type of settlement including traditional Smoke sauna. The symposium started with a lunch at courtyard, followed by 5 hours presentation of inventions.  Then it was a grand dinner by a long table at the farmhouse. Our networking continued at a proper smoke sauna.

    Inventions presented where various ideas including energy solutions, magnetic motors, puls fire fighting systems, concrete dryer , magnetic furniture and much more. It is expected that symposium will take place next Summer again as this one was a smoking hot one 🙂 * Photogallery is at FB

  • Britain attracts inventors for so many reasons

    Posted on November 17th, 2016 Mr. Leo Siemann No comments

    Surprise inventor Mr Lin from China with his waterproof socket called SocketKing @BIS

    Why so? I recon because of Britain stands out for its differences, engineering skills and industrial input to the world economy but not just. I do believe there is also something genuine in britts which makes inventing even more possible and that is No fear to be different or a nutter’ as we say 😉 So, if you are british and you think that car can run on 3 wheels only – you can just do it and that is acceptable by the society. Not to mention their inch, foot and pint. By other words in Britain You can be different just like Mr. Bean and that is absolutely norm.

    The British Invention Show 2016  was held at Barbican Exhibition Centre, London from 19-22nd October. This years show was smaller but still gathered over 50 inventors from 8 countries around the World. The Silver, Gold and Platinum awards where given in many categories to thank inventors for their hard work. The main trophy went to Croatian team for their age recognition system for internet users. You can read more about the show at the British Inventor’s Society homepage or visit . Also you can watch interviews at the BIS Vimeo Channel and see photos at Invention News Facebook gallery. The British Invention Show was founded by Mr. Kane Kramer, inventor of the Digital Audio Player, back in 2000 and is run  by the British Inventor’s Society every Autumn.

    * As I have been inspired by Britts once again, I will start Estonian Invention Show soon. Dates to be confirmed but talks with partners have already started. If you would like to support or join in then please let me know via eMail : , Cheers !

  • Hando Kruuv’s vision : “How our planet Earth was born”

    Posted on October 18th, 2016 Mr. Leo Siemann No comments

    Estonian Inventor Hando Kruuv, known as Da Vinci of Tartu has told me the following story which I will publish on his kind permission.

    “More than half a century ago, the implementation of spectroscopy for the investigation of the components of celestial objects was discussed at a seminar at the Institute of Physics and Astronomy in Tartu. The approaches included materials on spectral analysis results, which indicated that the components of the Sun and the Earth are quite similar and this led to the conclusion that these celestial objects could be relatives. How closely and how such relations could evolve remained a secret and, in my opinion, no solutions has been found that could be considered the truth, or I just have not heard about it. That is why I came up with my own version of my own beliefs, proofs and calculations which I will now present to you …

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  • There is no need to fight for oil

    Posted on September 21st, 2016 Mr. Leo Siemann No comments

    From where should I start to tell you how wrong so many things are in the World today? Pollution, wars, refugees, human made diseases, lack of energy, hunger – you name it !! Is it too many of us just not enough wisdom to run this lot sustainably ?? More I see it more it becomes clear that the overall IQ levels on planet Earth are too low to keep us from self-destruction.

    Yet another World War might start in a minute because of fight over oil fields and superiority in between two or three big nations on the planet. Not long ago we had Nikola Tesla and now we got  Mehran Keshe  who is talking about how to catch free energy  around us. But that has been left aside as it takes the power away from those who like to rule the World. So here we are playing power games again instead of working for peace and prosperity on the planet together. There is no point to fight for race or religion as there is only one race on the planet and that is called the human race. IQ has nothing to do with the colour of your skin. Now, religion is another thing which has been made up to devide us in conflicts, but clearly there is no reason for that either. In fact the World is small and life is short. We should be busy studing ourselves, instead of critisizing the others. What I mean by that is even now as we learned how to make robots who look like us  we still have not much knowledge about what our brain does and we don’t really know what happens when we sleep. Just to remind you that we sleep 1/3 of our life, means 20 years of our entire lifetime in average and still we know so little about it … I am actually writing this letter to you just after I woke up at my home in Torquay, somewhere on South-Coast of England and it still takes me some time to wake up properly so you know what I am talking about.

    Susan’s plasma reactor  )))  Keshe Blueprint

    Conclusion: The human race has reached to  another low in 2016 because of it’s IQ levels are failing in total. Is the reason in rundown genes or somewhere else, I don’t know but it seems that we most certainly need help from outside civilizations who could avoid us from catastrophy and restore the balance we need to sustain the life on planet Earth as it seems that things have gone too far already … Peace be with you my friend,  there is still more than enough energy around for all of us. We just have to learn how to catch it better. *

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