The event is the first time the ideas of 22 specially selected researchers, developers and inventors will be shown to a broad audience. The top three entries will be honored with the Fresenius Inventors’ Award, which includes prize money totaling €10,000. The winning entries are picked on MEDICA’s opening day by a jury. About 40 doctors, scientists, engineers, technicians and health care professionals are among the entrants this year. The competition covers a broad spectrum of innovations − from a device for detecting contagious diseases in a person’s breath to a mobile EKG to submersible training equipment for knee and hip joints.
“Many promising medical inventions often go unnoticed, rather than benefitting as many patients as possible,” said jury member Martin Hepper. “Fresenius wants to help researchers find companies to further develop or market their ideas. During the Inventor’s Fair, they have the opportunity to present their innovations to a broad audience of specialists and industry contacts.” As the experience of previous fair participants shows, many researchers have been successful in establishing instrumental liaisons with companies.
The Fresenius Inventors’ Fair will be held Nov. 17-19 in Hall 8b. The award ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 17.