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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 Week of Innovations is growing well every year

    Posted on September 28th, 2013 Mr. Leo Siemann No comments

    Inventor Karmo Kaaristo is explaining to the news channel how his pneumo engine – Pneumobil works  ..

    The 7th annual Week of Innovations which was held at Viitasaari  from 19-21st september gathered more inventors and visitors  this time around. Luckily it was held nearly 2 months earlier than last years event, so we even could jump into the beautyful lake by the hotel sauna …

    As times are hard and recession continues we surely need more innovative solutions and inventions to improve our technologies and to save money. Surely, the trend is to produce more stuff with a less energy and manpower. How to do this? That is the question. But not for those who are on it every single day – they just do it !  Therefore it is always pleasure to see what good neighbours have done and to show off our new solutions & toys’ as well.

    So, how was the show and what sort of inventions we saw this time? Well , the show was great & inspirational as always and those who didn’t come missed all fun ! Veijo Vaakanainen from Finnish Inventors National Federation - Kekery  has just released the Video footage about the show on his Youtube channel.

    This time we had inventors also from Poland & Hungary although our Swedish friends from Triljard.com couldnt make it. Hopefully next year …  But the good news is that Estonian team had grown from 4 to 10 members and so we had even our own little street ! Inventors  and their inventions of this street were next :  Aavo Murutalu – A simple method of taking 3D photos with any camera , Indrek HallikmäeTiretower , Enno Sinipalufilament , Hando Kruuv  with his unique Pendulum , Karmo Kaaristo - Pneumobile ,  Kalle Köömnemägi presenting Meiren OÜ snow blows , our high-end designer Leonardo Meigas with his unique chair and myself with the  IdeaGuru – which is the cellphone application for would be inventors & entrepreneurs Worldwide  / Out soon !

    My personal favourite  invention this year was the Airplane-Sauna called Flying Pig’ invented by finnishman P. Penttilä which i found very entertaining & also refreshing experience as the sauna was on !!  :)

     

     

     

     

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