The Spanish delegation obtains 6 medals in the International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva
The Spanish Patent and Trademark Office (SPTO) participated in the 44th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva. With over 700 exhibitors from 45 countries and 62,000 visitors, this Exhibition is considered an essential forum in the world of innovation. Every year, 1,000 unpublished inventions are exhibited by companies, researchers and inventors, universities and public and private organisations.
At this year’s edition, the ‘SPTO Award’ went to Mr José Antonio Villacorta Atienza for his ‘Plate to facilitate plug connection’. The plate is designed to be assembled on plugs, so that its conical orifices line up with the pins, making connection easier in conditions of poor visibility or inaccessibility or for people with difficulties such as the elderly or the sight-impaired. The ‘García Cabrerizo Award’ went to Mr Antonio Ferrándiz Catalán for his ‘Device to immobilise oxygen tubes in patients under anaesthesia’, which improves clinical practice in endo-tracheal intubation. Both award-winners also received the Exhibition’s Gold Medals.
Mr Ferrándiz also received special congratulations form the jury, and another Spanish exhibitor, Mr Juan Arnau Sánchez, obtained the special award from the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca in Romania for his ‘Dual acceleration system for motorcycles’, which makes it possible to accelerate using either the right or left handgrip. This amounts to an ergonomic advantage that is very useful for left-handed riders.
Altogether, the Spanish delegation received: 3 Gold Medals (one with special congratulations from the jury), 1 Silver Medal and 2 Bronze Medals.