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  • 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 :  Arcallia.com.  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. / Ecomotus.co.uk

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

    EstonianInventionShow.com

  • 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 : ardo.parna@gmail.com . 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 :)