WHAT IS CIGIF? Without standing exhibition booths, one’s creative invention is evaluated through a documentation of both text & visual explanation of its key idea, characteristics and technical features, effect - submitted and registered online for examination. The participants then will be updated online with their application status and winning prizes by the organizer or via their representative personnel. Award winners are welcomed to the CIGIF AWARDS 2012 to be awarded with their prizes as well as to meet and greet other participants of CIGIF, the organizing committee and representatives from each nation and also experience the soul of Seoul city.
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Acknowledgement Since 2010, for two consecutive years, Korea Invention News (KINEWS) organized 1st & 2nd annual Cyber International Genius Inventor Fair (CIGIF) in Korea, serving as an international platform of networking, intellectual property exchange & technology transfer as well as spotlighting genius inventors and innovators of all age groups. In 2010, the 1st CIGIF 2010 was held with a total of 138 entries from Korea and 11 countries from abroad: Taiwan, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Iran, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and others. In the following year, a much developed form of CIGIF 2011 took place with more than 175 inventions from a total of 22 countries worldwide joined by Croatia, Poland, Canada, USA, Russia and other newly participating nations, altogether propelled CIGIF into a greater height. The fair aims to identify the significant importance of both national and international intellectual properties as well as to introduce and exercise the latest technologies and creative ideas from inventors around the world, contributing to the knowledge-based industry by providing a platform for global network and information exchange, also cultivating new and unforeseen genius inventors on the international stage of inventors, channeling the message that Anyone Can Invent, aiding in inventors passion and desire to invent. With the fair sponsored by CIGIF International Organizing Committee members consisting of our partners, inventor association delegates and representatives from many countries, the event serves as an arena of multicultural exchange of ideas and marketing intelligence, awards program and thus guarantees recognitions of creativity and inventive minds of all participants through their ideas. Thus, anyone can truly seek for great opportunities and embark on new lines of network on the ground of direct international networking, information exchange with mutual hearted, passionate individuals.
We welcome you to come and experience both the ancient & modern culture of Korea and its fast-soaring economy. Make yourself at home while your stay in the bright city of Seoul. We are honored to invite you to the 3rd edition of Cyber International Genius Inventor Fair, CIGIF 2012 in Seoul, Korea. Truly Yours,
Soung-Mo HongPresident of Korea Invention News Chairman of CIGIF Organizing CommitteeMugunghwa is the flower symbolizing the spirit and will of Koreans
A. General Information WHAT IS CIGIF? Without standing exhibition booths, ones creative invention is evaluated through a documentation of both text & visual explanation of its key idea, characteristics and technical features, effect - submitted and registered online for examination. The participants then will be updated online with their application status and winning prizes by the organizer or via their representative personnel. Award winners are welcomed to the CIGIF AWARDS 2012 to be awarded with their prizes as well as to meet and greet other participants of CIGIF, the organizing committee and representatives from each nation and also experience the soul of Seoul city. WHO APPLIES TO CIGIF? Students in all academic levels (elementary, middle school, high school, college, university, etc), other academic research institutes, businessmen, enterprises, entrepreneurs, invention award winners, individual inventors, inventor groups, forums, IP consultancy & service providers, venture capitalists, patent brokers, etc from around the world. WHY APPLY TO CIGIF? Cyber International Genius Inventor Fair is the most convenient approach of exercising ones invention and weight its value to further credibility aids in trades, connections and technology transfers. A successful run in CIGIF will certainly be a plus-merit in a profile of the recognized invention and also the inventor, aiding in product marketing, publicity, promotions and generate opportunities. Achievements made by students add points to their resumes for their creativity and innovativeness acknowledged by a number of professional invention, intellectual property associations around the world. B. Event Outline Organized by: Supervised by: Korea Invention News Asia Invention Association Asia Invention Creativity Association Korea Invention Academy CIGIF 2012 International Organizing Committee
CIGIF 2012 International Organizing Committee:World Invention Intellectual Property Associations International Intellectual Property Network Forum Malaysia Invention & Design Society Croatian Inventors Association PROTEMP Exhibitions Sdn Bhd Asia Creative Student Inventors Association Egyptian Inventors Union Institute of Science and Technology of Mexico City Nichi-Ma Press, Japan Taiwan Invention Intellectual Property Association Hong Kong Invention Association Intellectual Property ALUMNI Association of Malaysia International Iranian Innovators & Elites Institute Association of Polish Inventors and Rationalizers King Saud University Innovation Center, Saudi Arabia UCSI University, Malaysia Macau Innovation & Invention Association CG Distributions Inc., France
Event Schedule CIGIF 2012:Program Application Period Examination of Registered Inventions Announcement of Winners CIGIF AWARDS 2012 Event Closing Venue: Address: Website: Customer Service: Date & Time Until October 30th, 2012 November 3rd 9th November 10th November 24th @ 1:00PM November 24th @ 5:00PM Remarks Application deadline may be extended if necessary Organizers & Organizing Committee Notification emails will be sent out Convention Center ChungMu Art Hall Dinner Night with International Visitors
CHUNGMU ART HALL Convention Centre 387 TOEGYERO (131 HEUNGIN-DONG) JUNG-GU, SEOUL, KOREA http://www.cmah.or.kr/ +82 2 2230 6600
All applicants are invited to the Awards Ceremony where they will be given with the event catalogue, presented with designated awards and other prizes, have networking session with national inventor representatives and other participants in a multicultural environment surrounded by large media coverage. The event results and articles will be published on newspaper edition of KINEWS and as other domestic & foreign official articles.
C. Evaluation & Awarding Program a. Examination: 1st Evaluation by Panel of Korean Professional Judges 2nd Evaluation by Co-Chairman of CIGIF 2012 Organizing Committee Final Decision of Examination for Applications, judges varies among: Sponsored countries co-chairman of CIGIF Organizing Committee & recommended personnel Senior inventors with awarded history in past international invention exhibitions from at least 5 countries University & college professors & professionals of patent laws, and relevant faculties Domestic & Foreign patent lawyers & attorneys Creativity & Novelty of Invention Idea (50 Points) Technology & Progressivity (30 Points) Marketability & Practicality & Effect (20 Points) ------------------------------------------------------------------Total Mark out of 100 Points
b. Evaluation Criteria:
c. Method of Examination: Without presenting the inventions in real form, the evaluation is based on the submitted documentation consisting of blueprint, drawings or pictures with its explanations in text. Thus, sufficient visual presentation is highly recommended. The evaluation excludes judge's examining subjectivity to maximize objectivity of the documents. Standard of Examination: Highest weight of mark will be placed on "idea". The invention's novelty, technology, practicality, marketability will be assessed to complete the entire evaluation. Disqualification: (a) Based on prior technology search, invention copied off from others' idea will be disqualified from the examination. (b) Deprived inventions of the copied model of others' will be permanently eliminated to ever qualify for future CIGIF event. d. Awards Presented: CIGIF 2012 GRAND PRIX AWARD GRAND AWARDS SEMI-GRAND AWARDS BEST INVENTION AWARDS SPONSORED PRESIDENTIAL AWARDS ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS GOLD - SILVER - BRONZE AWARDS PRESIDENTIAL AWARDS SPECIAL AWARDS (VARIETY OF TITLES) CIGIF 2012 ORGANZING COMMITTEE AWARDS
Grand Prix, Grand and Semi-Grand Awards are presented with prize money. All awards are presented in a form of an award diploma (certificate) + one of the followings: medals, plaques, trophies and other form of prize in accordance to the award class and the presenting delegation. Other awards not mentioned may be presented at the Awards ceremony. D. Application Guide I. Subject of Applicants & Applicable Invention Profiles: A. Students in all academic levels & general individual inventors and companies B. Intellectual Property (Patent, Utility Model, Design) applied or registered individuals and companies C. Non-applied or non-registered patent inventions: Ones own novel ideas and/or inventive designs Inventions of ones own creation AutoCAD drawings, design layouts, pictures of an invention D. Products/Inventions under the following categories: Apparel & Personal-Care Products Machinery, Materials, Hardware Products & Hand Tools Automotive & Transportation Biotechnology, Sporting Good, Health, Fitness & Leisure Goods Building & Construction Materials and Equipments Power, Electrical machinery Equipment, Consumer Electronics Stationery & Office Equipment Textiles, Decorations, Garments & Accessories Housing, Kitchen Equipments & Tools Hospital, Medical Supplies & Equipment Others
II. Complete CIGIF 2012 Entry Form & Submit to the Organizer by e-mail: A. Application Deadline: October 30th, 2012 B. Application Requirements: 1 copy of completed Entry Form (per 1 invention) with visual documents attached (pictures, drawings, AutoCAD design or ot